‘Every Cruel Thing’ was published in 2021 by Monitor Books. Read more and order the book here.
Read ‘Feeling Real’ and ‘I Miss Myself / Shared Oranges’ at Granta / ‘Lien’ at Datableed / ‘Less Than’ at The Opiate / ‘They don’t rate me but I don’t rate them either’ at Cicatrice.
I wrote a ballad for children, based on an extension of the verse form used in the Ladybird Series 401 ‘Animal Rhyming Tales’. An edited version was published in the Cambridge Literary Review Issue 8 /9 dedicated to children’s literature.
The full poem, ‘The Ballad of Herbert’, was published in 2016 as a Free Poetry chapbook. Read the chapbook pdf.
Oral History / Archive Essays
I have also compiled various archive essays drawn from oral history and other historical archives. I am interested in the points at which two genres – history and poetry – cross over.
One of these essays was published as a booklet called Desertion. A fragment from a series entitled ‘Labour’ was published by Infinite Editions. A series of archive essays was collected and published in the quartet anthology VierSomes 000 edited by Stephen Mooney (Veer Books, 2012).
I’m interested in adapting and translating Nō and Kyogen plays as Poets’ Theatre and live cinema within a context of diasporic Japanese audiences, and the dissemination and production of images of Japanese tradition.
I wrote a poem about Thames mud and colonialism as an engagement with the work of Joseph Conrad for an event at the National Poetry Library, London in 2017 to mark Conrad’s 160th birthday.
I wrote a lyric on Foxgloves for the Herbarium, an anthology of commissioned experimental poems on medicinal weeds and herbs launched at the Urban Physic Garden, which was temporarily built in an old hospital grounds in Southwark, and Refracted Light (Renscombe Press), a collection of twenty poets responding to Jackson Mac Low’s light poems, launched at the Wellcome Trust for the International Year of Light (2015).