1000 Proverbs

The Liverpool Camarade event on Feb 18th 2015 will also serve as the launch for my new collaborative publication, 1000 Proverbs, written with the brilliant Tom Jenks and published by Knives Forks & Spoons press. I've been excited about this for a very long time. Tom and I have read from the work on multiple occasions and every time people seem to enjoy it. It is because he is talented and funny.

Soon the book will be available here: http://www.knivesforksandspoonspress.co.uk/

& you can see some of the many times Tom & I have shared our proverbial wisdom over the last few years here:

The cover is by the artist Theo Kaccoufa.

Tapestry for the Goldsmiths prize!

http://www.gold.ac.uk/goldsmiths-prize/shortlist/tapestry/ I called it a few months back, Philip Terry's brilliant novel Tapestry has been nominated for the new, and timely, Goldsmiths prize, which is celebrating innovative fiction. Philip has been an important part of many of my events, met him at the writers forum in 2011, and his novel captures the precision in conceptual innovation that is always a hallmark of his work. So positive to hear his talents are being recognised, and I sincerely hope this spreads his work further into where it should be on the poetry scene here in England. He knowledge of, and use of, Oulipean methodologies is influential in many circles, and it could do with widerning still. This nomination is gratifying for many people who are sorely overlooked in the experimental community too, I just wish, along with Philip, the likes of Jeff Hilson, Carol Watts, Tim Atkins, Peter Jaeger et al would carry more weight with prizes and the like. One at a time! http://www.gold.ac.uk/goldsmiths-prize/