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Songs for November

12 Nov 2019 Category: music

Pauline Seawards shared this and I just had to share it as well.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/w7HJZPlJn_U

David Byrne sings Heroes with a choir who had practiced for just an hour beforehand. It’s utterly beautiful and hypnotizing.

I also love what David Byrne said about the performance:

here is a transcendent feeling in being subsumed and surrendering to a group. This applies to sports, military drills, dancing… and group singing. One becomes a part of something larger than oneself, and something in our makeup rewards us when that happens. We cling to our individuality, but we experience true ecstasy when we give...

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November

07 Nov 2019 Category: poetry

The cold makes a home
deep inside your weary bones.
Frost glimmers and grins.

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New poem at Highland Park Poetry

05 Nov 2019 Category: publications

Hello, I’m really pleased to have a new poem at Highland Park Poetry called Fluvial Dreams. All the poems are water themed. Check it out here.

I also really like Storm After Drought by Donna Pucciani. Have a look at all the poems.

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6 Ways to Promote Your Book

04 Nov 2019 Category: stories

  • Be active on social media.  Don’t just endlessly spam your book, engage with different conversations. Make book marketing personal!
  • Get a professional to design your cover. If the book is a romance novel, make sure they include archaic runes, a dragon, headshots of the cast of Saved by the Bell: The New Class and kittens. If it’s a fantasy novel, add two dragons.
  • Know your audience. Know who they are, what things they like to read and watch. Know the bars they hang out at. Know where they live. Know what their diary says, the one they keep in...

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Art Vs. Reality

31 Oct 2019 Category: photos


Mural by Xenz.

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Rise

25 Oct 2019 Category: erasure poetry


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Winter Fog

24 Oct 2019 Category: photos




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Posters

21 Oct 2019 Category: photos


I love walking past the Arnolfini every day, because I see things like this.

Posters by Kameelah Janan Rasheed for In Between Time

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Railway lines

02 Oct 2019 Category: photos


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Obscured

27 Sep 2019 Category: erasure poetry


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New Book Announcement- Our Voices In The Chaos

24 Sep 2019 Category: publications

I’m really excited to announce my debut chapbook is being published by the fine folks over at Selcouth Station. It’s called Our Voices in the Chaos and is a combination of blackout poems and actual poems. It’s an anxious little hybrid of a book, dealing with societal collapse, ghosts and what the rain says.

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Despite it all

21 Sep 2019 Category: erasure poetry


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Illusion

15 Sep 2019 Category: erasure poetry


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Escape into Another World

10 Sep 2019 Category: books

There is a persistent view that refuses to be shaken that science fiction and fantasy are pure escapism. Usually, this view is from people with limited experience of the genre. People like Ian McEwan, who when promoting his last book was sniffy about the escapist aspects of science fiction:

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Brand Ambassador

22 Aug 2019 Category: poetry

we are just hear to tell the truth / tell the good as well as the bad / counteract all the lies / get our message out there / provide some much needed perspective / all hail the benevolent bosses / let’s keep it light guys / we are just here to better inform you / no need for such language / you do not have all the facts / you are misinformed / you are a child lost in the woods / alone / with only a failing torch / we have the map / we have a gps...

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