Wiley – ‘Roamer’

Very much enjoying this song from Wiley: Wiley – \’Roamer\’ He never seems to release his best songs. I mean ‘Numbers in Action’ is alright but this is something else.

10 Best Songs of 2010

10.CMYK’ – James Blake  9. No Need To Run’ – Kwes \’No Need to Run\’ – Kwes 8. ‘Morning’ – Ghostpoet ft. Micachu \’Morning\’ – Ghostpoet 7. ‘Heavy’ – Chase ‘n’ Status ft. Dizzee Rascal 6. ‘Oranges’ – Elan Tamara  5. ‘Completely Exposed’ – Jamie Lidell  4.’Flying In To Tokyo’ – Magnetic

‘A Book of Water’

Wandering around the interwebs I stumbled on this. A new poem from one of my favourite contemporary poets:\’Book of Water\’ – Jacob Polley. What I particularly like about the best of Polley’s poems is that they live as well on the page as they do in the ear. I think

Verbalized, Tongue Fu and The Swan

Since my last update the UK leg of Verbalized (the tour I went on earlier in the year w/British Council) has been and gone. Starting in early October we toured to audiences in London, Bristol, Birmingham, Bradford, Sheffield and Manchester. I’m pleased with how it went and am looking forward

On The Road

*Edit* – Tour has been postponed till later in the year due to volcanic ash. This isn’t a post about that staple of every self respecting indie kid’s book-shelf but rather a note to say that, following on from my last post, I was invited on tour to South Africa

Beyond Words

Those of you who keep your ears to the ground about literary events and the like will, no doubt, have heard about a tour of four South African poets across the UK during November. For those who haven’t the gist is this: this month The South African Poet Laureate Keorapetse


It strikes me that an update is long overdue. My time away from the blogosphere has been pretty hectic with work ranging from literature-in-education projects, in London and Bristol, to performances in Sheffield, Bradford and at The London Literature Festival as well as a whole heap of other stuff. The pinnacle of these

City Lighthouse, ‘Conversations’, ’09 Runnings…

Wow, has it really been that long? I’ll begin with some heartening news. Back in September I contributed three poems to City Lighthouse, an anthology put together by London publisher tall-lighthouse, and am pleased to say it is out now after a blistering launch. The anthology is broad in its

Good News

Hello there, It’s been a minute since I last posted but I’m back with some excellent news… My new poetry event series starts up on the 7th Jan, 7:30 pm, upstairs at the Betsey Trotwood, 56 Farringdon Road, Clerkenwell. Here are the details: Conversations… Poets on the night: Inua Ellams

Recent Preoccupations via Dizee Rascal

As I write: Dizzee Rascal speaks to me from the little documented past–before the album, the mercury and the notoriety–through the tinny speakers of our living room stereo. I say little documented because for a great many people, raskit’s ascendancy happened ‘almost over night’ and was ignited by the critical

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