Tuesday, August 29, 2017

The Girl Who Got onto the Ferry in Citizen Kane: Poems


I have won a Templar Portfolio Poetry Award, which will see Templar Poetry publishing my first official pamphlet of poems, The Girl Who Got onto the Ferry in Citizen Kane, in a few months' time. A few of the pieces have been published before: the title poem in Gutter in 2014, another appeared in an issue of Butcher's Dog last year, and the collection will also include my Wigtown prize-winning piece, 'Chop Wood, Carry Water'. But the rest are new to publication. I expect to be doing some readings when the pamphlet is launched. I will post more information when I have some.

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

International Association for Comparative Mythology 2017 Conference


The International Association for Comparative Mythology's 2017 Conference takes place in Edinburgh 8-11 June. All welcome. More details can be found at www.compmyth.org.


Poster by Ollie Benton

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Tarkovsky: Eternal Return in Brazil


My essay 'The Stilyaga from Siberia: Tarkovsky's VGIK Films Reconsidered' has now been published (in Portuguese). It's in the catalogue of the retrospective Andreï Tarkovski: Eterno Retorno, which ran at the Cine Humberto Mauro in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, between 20 January and 9 February. The essay will appear 'in English' at some point later this year I hope.





Friday, February 17, 2017

The Stilyaga from Siberia


I have a new essay on Tarkovsky, 'The Stilyaga from Siberia: Tarkovsky's VGIK Films Reconsidered', publishing in the not too distant future. The paper has been written for a Tarkovsky retrospective that is happening in Brazil. More details as and when...