Verse Matters – what’s next…

Thanks to Seven Hills Film for the lovely highlights video from our Verse Matters ( South Yorkshire Poetry Festival) event in May at the Moor Theatre Delicatessen!  The night included performances from Salena Godden,  Kate Fox, Hive Young Writers (14-25s) Kevin Titterton, Angelina Abel with the CORS/PO performance, Mina Salama (Arts on the Run). You can also see clips of the wonderful Jepps Books (Sheffield’s … More Verse Matters – what’s next…

Letters letters letters!

My new book, Epistolarity and World Literature, 1980-2010 is now available for pre-order  from Palgrave Macmillan. The book examines the return of the literary letter at the end of the long twentieth century. It asks how authors returned to epistolary conventions to create dialogue across national, linguistic and cultural borders and repositions a range of contemporary … More Letters letters letters!

Verse Matters @South Yorks Poetry Festival

We’re running a special Verse Matters in collaboration with South Yorkshire Poetry Festival on Saturday 27 May at the Moor Theatre Delicatessen in Sheffield. Come and join us! It’s an amazing line-up. There will be sparkling poetry from the wonderful Kate Fox Fox (poet), powerful words from national slam champion Solomon O.B (poet), brilliant music from Mina Mikhael Salama … More Verse Matters @South Yorks Poetry Festival

Yarl’s Wood

My poem “Yarl’s Wood” has just been published on the excellent poetry site The Stare’s Nest. The site publishes ‘poems for a more hopeful world’ – something we certainly need at the moment. My poem is a palimpsest translation of Anne Askew’s “The Ballad Which Anne Askew Made and Sang When She Was in Newgate, 1546”.  It draws … More Yarl’s Wood