Sunday, May 17, 2020

'The Silence in the Hall' shortlisted for 2020 Fish Poetry Prize

My poem 'The Silence in the Hall' has been shortlisted for the 2020 Fish Poetry Prize. Two other pieces, 'Alderwood' and 'Ghost House', made the longest. The judge was former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins. For more about Fish Publishing and to buy their poetry anthologies, go here.

Saturday, November 09, 2019

Tarkovsky: A Slovak translation

My book on Tarkovsky - or rather, the first two chapters thereof - are now available in a Slovak translation (by Alexandra Strelkova). This was undertaken for the current Tarkovsky retrospective that is on in Bratislava until 21 November.

And very nice it is too! It has an ISBN, so is theoretically obtainable outside Slovakia. Good luck finding a copy.

More info and tickets on the retrospective can be found here:

And further info here:

Wednesday, December 05, 2018

Donate Options Now Available

I am thinking of setting up a Patreon when I know I'll be in a position to offer monthly pieces of writing. Progress on this front is being hampered by the main order of the day - completing a PhD! But until then, donations, should anyone be willing to help support a writer, can be made via this new PayPal link: Any donations will be gratefully received, and acknowledged via email.

Right, back to the PhD...

Wednesday, November 07, 2018

Interview on Poplitiko

An interview with me about writing is just up on Alex Ness's blog.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Bridport Poetry Prize

I am now allowed to reveal that my poem ‘Near Westhay’ was shortlisted for the 2018 Bridport Poetry Prize.

Monday, October 08, 2018

Poetry on the Lake

The principal venue.

Christopher North reads on the itinerant walk around the Sacro Monte.

More itinerant poets at large on the Sacro Monte.

And ditto.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

The Girl Who... Nominated for Michael Marks Award

My pamphlet of poems, The Girl Who Got onto the Ferry in Citizen Kane, has been nominated for the Michael Marks Award for Poetry Pamphlets.

The Michael Marks Awards have been supported for over a decade by the Michael Marks Charitable Trust and Lady Marina Marks alongside the British Library, TLS and is administered by the Wordsworth Trust. The prizes will be announced in December at the British Library.

Copies of the pamphlet are available to purchase from Templar Poetry here.