WiP :: September 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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ONLINE ACTIVITY:


There are various means of supporting my work:

From September 1st, I am exclusively on Ko-Fi. Please feel free to sign up by clicking this :D


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

There will be other ways too. Watch this Space.

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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’ll need to have my eyes far more open. It too will be continuing on Ko-Fi in September.

We have a completed NaNoWriMo effort from 2020. It failed in contest, but is out again. We will see.

In Episodic Fiction News… EX/WHI finally returns in 2021. Ko Fi will also continue the serialized flash fiction story: The Nexus Bar and Grill which also began in September, 2020.

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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.

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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 across 2020 and 2021 in many Zoom spaces, including several ‘Time to Talk’ mental health events, the 2021 Kendal Poetry Festival, Dragonflies and Wordsworth Grasmere’s Monthly Open Mic events.

There’s been work accepted and published in the Flights / Quarterly ejournal, Green Ink Poetry and by Black Bough Poetry On July 3rd, 2021 I read poetry at the Essex Book Festival. In 2021 we also began #Instaverse, Monday to Friday: countless poems later, there is a growing body of really rather decent work, which remains the gift that keeps on giving. Some of that is also in contest too…


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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 and completed the Vitality 10,000 at the end of May. During the Summer I expect to do a LOT of cycling and weightlifting…

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 surpised at all that so few people noticed…

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

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