work in 2011, work 2012

Happy new year! to wrap up 2011...

My third collection Minimum Security Prison Dentistry is finally available to buy online.http://www.anythinganymore It's a fiver.

My second book 'Fights' had had its second print run and is now available to order from Veer book

My first book, which came out in April, Red museum can be bought here -
theknivesforksandspoonspress/D-G.html You just have to scroll down a little bit.

In the next few months my contribution to the Tate’s 'in focus' project will be published online. I have written ten poems in response to Henri Gaudier-Brzeska's plaster relief, 'The Wrestlers' made in 1913.There very well may be a reading at the Tate in conjunction with this commission, hope you can attend.

The London Sinfonietta blue touch paper scheme will culminate in 2012, and my collaboration with the composer Philip Venables will be premiered in London - Happy to be the first poet involved in the scheme.

I am participating in the Voiceworks project again, working with composer Theodorus Chatzidis and singer Clare Ghigo from the Guildhall music school. Here is the performance from last year at the Wigmore hall in London, a piece created in conjunction with Wenjing Wang, Lucy Roberts and Hadleigh Adams. If you are in London in May, please attend the event.

Really excited to be involved in the Poetry Parnassus project coming up in the summer of 2012. I will be doing some comparing and many of the poets I admire from Maintenant and others beyond Europe will be in attendance I am sure.

Working alongside Chinese artist Yue Yu and composer Marta Lozano Molano I will be writing an interactive poem for an audio application for a tour of the Barbican centre and residential complex. It should be first revealed at Central St.Martin’s in Spring 2012 and then available at the Barbican by the summer.

One of my highlights of 2011, reading in Manchester for the Other room series. My reading and an interview can be found here

Very happy to have worked with Mercy UK 2011 alongside the musician Ben Morris. Our first piece together, performed at the Liverpool music week finale can be seen here

I have been nominated for a Pushcart prize in 2012, through my Taxidermy poems on Vox Poetica.

3am published 40 Maintenant series interviews in 2011. When we get to #100, I will take a break for awhile, but the series won’t end.

The thread program on Resonance fm hosted a panel with myself, Kasia Boddy and Lynda Nead discussing boxing and art / poetry -

The covers project began in 2011 and will get a lot bigger in 2012, and I’m always looking for new contributions. Please check out the first 30 editions here

I was very proud to publish over 25 poets as editor at 3am magazine, including Tim Atkins, Philp Terry and Richard Barrett. You can see them here

Peter Hughes wrote a generous summation of some of my work so far on the Poetry Book Society site

During 2011 I’ve been very lucky to be featured in these publications, amongst others:
The Rattle Journal -
Sand: Berlin’s English literature journal -
the Herbarium anthology -

I published a chapbook with Oystercatcher press, Fights XIX: Johnny Tapia

And another Fights series with the remarkable Red Ceilings press, Fights XX- the Songs of Salvador Sánchez

Knives Forks and Spoons press will also be publishing a collaborative work with the poet Sarah Kelly in the coming months called ‘Ways of describing Cuts’, please keep an eye on the website

Gauss will be publishing another collaboration with the artist Patrick Coyle called ‘Art Gallery Bouncer’ and the work will be available online for free at Here is a video of Patrick and I reading the text at the Soho Curzon

My collaboration with the photographer Matteo Patocchi will be printed in a limited edition pamphlet this coming February -

My two collaborations with the Austrian visual poet Anatol Knotek, Glitches and the Inner life of Man, have been published by Dept magazine

Thanks for reading, happy 2012.