Exercises in the higher banter with One of 26. Elsewhere called 'poet of adland'. By a whipple-squeezer. Find out why being beta is the new alpha: betarish at googlemail dot com
Friday, September 12, 2014
Tuesday, September 02, 2014
For those who have been following this sorta thing over on Twitter, you can now see a complete list of the things that social media is destroying over on tumblr.
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Poetry: Telltale Press launch
No doubt I'll tell you about this again in due course, but I'm delighted to be reading at the launch of the Telltale Press on Wednesday 1st October at the Poetry Cafe in Covent Garden. Full details on the flyer. Tell all your friends etc.
Monday, August 11, 2014
Poetry: The Complete Works launch event
You will get bored of me going on about this over the next couple of weeks. But for now: book early! Book often! Etcetera!
Wednesday, August 06, 2014
Poetry: Two new ones at And Other Poems
I've been on a but of a roll at the mo. Here's another two new ones, published under the good auspices of And Other Poems. Enjoy.
Tuesday, August 05, 2014
A preamble for a new constitution
You might not have noticed it, but there's a competition currently running, which gives you the chance to write a preamble to a new, modern, written constitution.
You can read my entry here – I'm posting it as I was slightly more tongue in cheek than honourably jurisprudential in tone, so I doubt it'll make the final cut.
You should have a go and enter though. Full details over on the Parliament website.
Friday, August 01, 2014
Poetry: The Stare's Nest
In case you missed 'em yesterday, I was lucky enough to have three poems published over at The Stare's Nest. You can read 'em over that way, as well as many other fine, optimistic, uplifting ones.
Labels: poetry staresnest society
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Listorama: Facebook status updates vol 35
will be a caliph for an hour
is analogue first
is a corporate mascot, fluffily unthreatening
is democracy’s handmaiden
is a rolling boil, waiting for the potatoes
is a different form of efficiency
is a heady mix of scents, flavours and textures
is a bundle of issues, available at one low price
is back at the wordface
is proposing the loyal address
never gets the calibration between silly and stupid right
End of a lovely day in Nottingham. Holly is the best tour guide
is inculcating bad things into young minds
You Shall Know Me By My Radius Of Croissant Flakes
is kickoff ready
Triskadiskaphobics Utd 0 – 1 Sunshine Rovers
is the rain coming down in a New England town
is the flowing lines of a distinguished AW14 collection
would make a very fine prime minister of Luxembourg
has weak eyes
is an irrepressible engine of wants
is a victim of the federation’s unexpected success
suspects London is emptying
Why always someone else?
is rueing the absence of kickball today
Every ghost story is a drinking story
Relevance, where is thy sting?
Happy Successful Insurrection and Dodging Tax Payment Day America!
is impossibly probable, or possibly improbable
You spend a lifetime waiting for a match like that. And you miss it, because you’re watching a film at the cinema.
is hoping for a smooth, continuous workflow
You spend a lifetime watching matches like that. And you keep watching, in the hope it will be like last night’s match. And it never is
Lowering skies, increasing headache
My Facebook is all angles and Saxons right now
is looking to be last to market
is lacking a portfolio
Hot in the city
is hiding from heat, thunder, sleep
is fluttering, flittering, futzing
One could, one supposes, one could
And then we came to the beginning
The pink fizz has fizzed me out. I blame Laura Herrod
Espresso hasn’t touched the sides
is diaphanous, mostly
is really overthinking it today
Lf wtht vwls sn’t wth t
Tuesday, July 08, 2014
Commercial: Poetry Postcards
If you haven't got any poetry plans for the summer holidays, may I casually suggest coming to my half-day workshop at The Poetry School, which will feature a gallimaufry* of things, all centred round the idea of using postcards as a way of exploring forms from around the world? There will be much writing, pretty pictures and general gadding about.
It would be tremendous if you could join us. More details here.
*medley of things might be as disorganised as all that.
Friday, June 27, 2014
Modest proposals, unknown soldiers
Two wee little things that I scribbled are now roaming around the wilds of the internet:
1) A Modest Proposal for a whole new media channel, written in the guise of a slightly unhinged brand manager.
2) As part of the 1418 Now project, a very tongue in cheek letter to the Unknown Soldier at Paddington Station.
Tea and cakes in Berlin!