Tuesday, 23 April 2013

burnt tarmac

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

UAD launch review

A review of last week's reading for the launch of issue 14 of the Paris-based literary magazine, Upstairs at Duroc, is now up online.  Readers on the night were Ian Monk, Christophe Lamiot Enos, Margo Berdeshevsky and myself.  To buy a copy of the magazine contact them here.

Thursday, 11 April 2013


I once took a trip to a site of natural beauty
and cultural importance

I stayed four nights and on my return
I wrote a marvelous poem
that described the site
its natural beauty
and its cultural importance
and ended with an unexpected

the flight cost three hundred and twenty eight euros
the hotel six hundred and thirty

the poem was thirty-two lines long
and was worthless

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Recordings up, reading tomorrow

Review, photos and recordings of the recent Poets Live event at Le Bal are now online at the Paris Lit Up website.  And since it never rains but it pours these days I will be taking part in another reading tomorrow to celebrate the launch of issue 14 of the Paris-based literary journal, Upstairs at Duroc.

Monday, 8 April 2013

"Hope is definitely not the same thing as optimism.  It is not the conviction that something will turn out well, but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out."
Vaclav Havel

Thursday, 4 April 2013

a fist of red stripe