WiP :: June 2021

Welcome to the place where I talk objectively about my output. This includes non-fiction, critical essays, poetry and fiction works. I shout at clouds, with statistically proven attempts of success. The personal renaissance granted me a shortlist place in July 2020, don’t expect it to be the last one either. I come for you, writing prizes.

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There are various means of supporting my work:

Click here to become a Patron on Patreon

If you’d rather make a one off donation:
you can buy me a cuppa via Ko-fi (GOLD EDITION)
donate to my Paypal page here

I no longer require Gumroad’s services, thanks to WordPress. I’m now capable of processing my own online payments and creating my own members only website content. Clearly they heard this, and have now launched a legitimate competitor for Patreon just to spite me ^^ As a result, we’ll be investigating some new avenues in 2021.

Needless to say, change is on the way.

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Currently, In Progress: MMXCI began serialization via Patreon in September 2020. It’s had a significant edit, considering the current climate and my increasing understanding of the world around me. Learning about what is morally correct or not is currently a full-time job. I’ll need to have my eyes far more open.

We have a completed NaNoWriMo effort from 2020. It failed in contest, and to be honest I do not have the energy to do it or anything else long form justice until some major RL changes are concluded. Come back to me in November… :D

In Episodic Fiction News… EX/WHI finally returns in 2021. Patreon now has its own serialised flash fiction story too: The Nexus Bar and Grill also began in September, 2020. Full details and synopses are now available via the Patreon link above.

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24 Poems about Southend on Sea

Click here for the complete collection, with photos and other text by me.
This is part of the Places of Poetry initiative.

Here’s the Interview I did about this from June 2019 :D

I was asked to sign a rights form for one of my poems, for possible inclusion in BBC1’s ‘Countryfile’ but I never made the final report. However, one poem from the selection (A13, Trunk Road of the Free) was chosen to be included in the official published ‘Places of Poetry’ anthology, which was published by OneWorld Publications on October 1st, 2020.

Oh yeah, and I was interviewed for the Telegraph’s Lifestyle section which appeared in print on September 27th, 2020. RAR.

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You can now hear me reading all of this poetry by clicking on this lovely image map, made for Time to Talk Day 2021.

I was a winner of the Members’ Poems competition in the Winter 2018 issue of Poetry News, official publication of the Poetry Society. The theme of the contest was ‘The Abstract Space’, inspired by the poetry of W.S. Graham and judged by Rachael Boast. The poem that won, The Beast in Cyberspace, can be read on the Poetry Society’s website. I performed this piece live at the Poetry Cafe in Covent Garden on February 8th.

I performed live at Metal‘s Future Park event on September 20th, 2019. That mad three spoken word appearances that year (yes I’m totally counting Mslexicon’s Open Mic in that) which would have been improved upon in 2020, had Covid not had other ideas. Instead, I have performed so far in many Zoom spaces, including several ‘Time to Talk’ mental health events, the 2021 Kendal Poetry Festival, Dragonflies and Grasmere with more to come…

In April 2021 we began #Instaverse, Monday to Friday: countless poems later, we have a growing body of really rather decent work.

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If you wish, you can follow me on Strava. I completed 310km of running at the end of March. There was a suitable reward. I’m about to run the Vitality London 10,000 virtually at the start of June.

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Other poetry and writing gubbins will appear on @InternetofWords via Twitter. I shut down my other account in May.

YouTube Channel is here.
Video is now in Progress <3

We don’t go on Facebook or Instagram. They are silly places.