Wednesday, 30 April 2014

for what shall it profit a man

Monday, 28 April 2014

Book launch at LRB Bookshop

I will be launching my new collection, Weather Derivatives, at the London Review Bookshop in Bloomsbury on Wednesday May 21st.  Also reading will be Penny Boxall, Mandy Kahn, Marion McReady and SJ Fowler along with the winner of the 2014 Melita Hume Poetry Prize.  The reading starts at 19:00 and details can be found here.

Thursday, 3 April 2014

i willnot stop
Why are all the poets
writing dross about
buses and the death
of their imagination?

I'd change shop

if a baker sold me
half-baked bread
embodying bread'
s irrelevance or
my vintner wine
that didn't work.

The acrid smog
is burning my eyes;

and the clever boys
start start-ups
to sell us crap
we do not need

and cannot
as a race

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

I wish the world were more like the world
they had dreamt of when they were young