Saturday, 25 February 2017

The Polar Tombola in Bristol


Catch the Polar Tombola on the final date of its UK tour! This spring the Tombola will be at Bristol Artists' Book Event, a highlight of the bibliophile's calendar. The exciting - free! - event on 1-2 April will see book artists from Europe and beyond gather to exhibit, perform and sell their work in Bristol's majestic Arnolfini. 

Join us to play The Polar Tombola and celebrate the launch of a new book The Polar Tombola: A Book of Banished Words, published by Bird Editions with contributions from artists and writers including Sarah Bodman, Vahni Capildeo, Will Eaves, Pippa Hennessy, Nasim Marie Jafry, Lisa Matthews, Phil Owen and Richard Price. 

Read a short interview with me about The Polar Tombola and  A Book of Banished Words on the Arnolfini blog

Wednesday, 15 February 2017


I'll be performing or exhibiting my work at these events over the next few months. Further information on times, venues and booking can be found on my website

This year's World Book Night United Artists project takes place over 10-12 March in Loch Ness. Watch this space to see whether we spot the Monster!

Friday, 3 February 2017

Oxford Poetry

Together with my co-editors, Mary Jean Chan and Theophilus Kwek, I'm delighted to announce a new issue of Oxford Poetry. The latest number brings together poems and prose on the theme of Erasure from Jack Underwood, Bernard O'Donoghue, Melissa Lee-Houghton, Alison Brackenbury, Shukria Rezaei, Jennifer Wong and many others.

Tom Paulin described Oxford Poetry as "One of the best small magazines in the country" and it's certainly one of the oldest, having been established in 1910, when it was set up by undergraduates and published by Basil Blackwell. These days, while maintaining a connection with the university, it looks far wider: the stellar poets who have recently featured in its pages include Carol Ann Duffy, Seamus Heaney, George Szirtes and Les Murray.

Read the full list of contributors and purchase or subscribe in the online shop.