How do you write? YOU JUST WRITE.
I’ve never been any good at self-promotion. It is particularly difficult when, as a born introvert the immediate desire is to just run away and hope people can work it out for themselves. In the modern world, however, this is not an acceptable means of communication. Therefore, it is time to stand up and do this whole business properly.
Welcome to the part of the Internet I can now legitimately call my own.
February 24th, 2020
NEWSFLASH: I’ll have my first poem published in an anthology by the end of 2020. This is quite a big deal. More details as and when they are available. Needless to say, I’m chuffed to bits. Watch this space for more details 😀
In the end, I raised over £300 for Mind doing RED January. I’ve completed the first stage of my Mental Health Champion training too, and will be spending February working on the online portions of the process. Then, I need to make sure all that good work via a month of exercise does not go to waste. I have GOALS now. This is all good, and is really gonna help as rejections inevitably appear.
There an Open Mic booked for March, plus a couple of days writing ‘in residence’ at my local Arts Collective as part of the Essex Book Festival. February’s about building confidence and strengthening the portfolio, plus all the networking I can cope with before my social anxiety explodes… oh, and getting Instagram to work for me finally, and not just as an unformed set of projects.
#PaperHearts runs all month 😀
September 19th is remembered as the date of my FIRST OFFICIAL POETRY READING.
Blog on the evening is here, and I’ll be trying again for a Residency at Metal on the back of my success in 2020. More news, as it appears.
This space is getting full of achievements. That’s a good sign too.
Thank you to Jo Bell and Paul Farley for thinking of me as suitable interview material 😀
All 24 poems referenced in that interview remain available to view on the Places of Poetry interactive map.
There’s a permanent link to the main poetry site in the menu above. If you can’t be bothered to scroll up? All you have to do is click here.
This is my way of giving back to the town I’ve lived in for most of my adult life, and to put it (quite literally) on the map with a sizeable, significant poetic presence. You can follow my daily blog here, or look at my Twitter feed for updates as the project comes to a conclusion. Needless to say I’m immensely excited to have almost completed this journey: it represents something both personal and integral to my life here.
Performing my first poem seems a lifetime away now, I’ll be honest.
I can add the words ‘published poet’ to my CV: a poem entered for the Poetry Society Winter 2018 Competition was picked by poet Rachel Boast as a winner!
I was asked to create a poem under the title ‘The Abstract Space’, based on work from W.S. Graham. Choosing to be inspired by his 1967 poem ‘The Beast in the Space’, I present The Beast in Cyberspace.
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