WiP :: October 2022

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. If you don’t believe me, read the latest Work Biography :D

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ONLINE ACTIVITY:


There are various means of supporting my work:

I am now exclusively on Ko-Fi. Please feel free to sign up by clicking this :D


If you’d rather make a one off donation instead:
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There will be other ways. SOON [TM].

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FICTION PROJECTS:

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’m thinking about fiction options going forward. NaNoWriMo is coming up, after all…

In Episodic Fiction News… EX/WHI is going to go to Ko-Fi, which continues to present serialized flash fiction stories. The Nexus Bar and Grill, which began in September 2020, has had a massive do-over and is back for October 2022.

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POETRY PROJECTS:

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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.

Buy my self-published chapbook
Curt; Urbane

BY CLICKING HERE :D

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, 2019.


I performed live for the first time at Metal‘s Future Park event on September 20th, 2019. That made 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 between 2020 and 2022 in many Zoom spaces, including ‘Time to Talk’ mental health events, the 2021 & 2022 Kendal Poetry Festival, Flight of the Dragonflies and Wordsworth Grasmere’s Monthly Open Mic events.

There’s been work accepted and published in Flights / Quarterly ejournal, Green Ink Poetry, Fevers of the Mind, Acropolis Journal, Selcouth Station and Black Bough Poetry. On July 3rd, 2021 I read poetry at the Essex Book Festival. In 2021 we began #Instaverse, Monday to Friday: countless poems later, there is a growing body of really rather decent instant prompt work, which remains the gift that keeps on giving. That, in turn, led onto #HashtagPoetry. We’ve just completed #NaPoWriMo for #NationalPoetryMonth, and had a fair bit of success using the #vss365 #prompt tags. :D

There have been publications this year with Dreich, Forest Arts and Flapjack Press. Here’s the launch video for the Flapjack Press event. You’ll find me near the end :D


There’s now TWO huge things on the table, neither of which I can talk about. Shouldn’t be long now, though. In the meantime, I am keeping myself busy :D


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REAL LIFE GUBBINS:

If you wish, you can follow me on Strava. I completed 310km of running at the end of March 2021 and completed the Vitality 10,000 at the end of May. During the Summer I expect to do a LOT of cycling and weightlifting… and now I’m planning to try and record exercise for every day in 2022. I’m doing pretty well on this front and completed the 10km last month. The new medal and T-shirt picture will follow…

Job JOBBED \o/
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SOCIAL MEDIA:

Other poetry and writing gubbins will appear on @InternetofWords via Twitter. I shut down my other account in May, and am not really surprised at all that so few people noticed…

YouTube Channel is here.
Here’s my most current YouTube Playlist:

We don’t go on Facebook or Instagram. They are silly places.
Twitter is going okay right now. Think we’ll keep it going.

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