Atticus Review

‘Song-Changer’ is a new poem and it’s up on the Atticus Review site.


Michael Meyerhofer and Amber Shockley are the poetry editors at Atticus, and they are always on the lookout for ‘hybrid, unconventional work that pushes boundaries, elevates and edifies on an intellectual level, that investigates the inscrutable essence of a thing, that avoids artifice to stand firmly in its unique voice’.


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Adjacent Pineapple

Adjacent Pineapple and Snack Revenge are ‘live and online spaces for writing, discussion and performance. based in glasgow, scotland and spaces of dissension where contradiction doesn’t melt (Foucault)’.  It is edited by Colin Herd and guest editors.

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I have a new poem, ‘Seven Ways’, in issue five. It shares space with Lindsey Shields Waters, Anna Cathenka, Gemma Jackson, and many others.

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Poem in the House

The Interpreter’s House has undergone / is undergoing a transformation, moving from print to online publication. For starters, you can now see a selection of poems from recent issues 67 & 68, including my own poem ‘Men Watching Girls Dance’.

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Glasgow Review of Books


Three poems from a new sequence are up on the excellent Glasgow Review of Books site.


GRB is a cultural review based in Glasgow, Scotland. Editors   and .

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poets republic posterIssue 6 of The Poets’ Republic launches at the Edinburgh Fringe over the course of the weekend. I’ll be there on Friday night reading ‘Men With Too Much Time To Think’, my poem included in the issue, along with a few others.

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We’re at the SPL. There are four shows in all, and 35 poets. Up the Republic!

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Coast to Coast to Coast

I will be reading at the launch of Coast to Coast to Coast Issue 4 tomorrow (Saturday 18th August) in Liverpool.

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It’s a beautiful hand-stitched poetry journal made and edited by Maria Isakova Bennett and Michael Brown.

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I was an undergraduate in the city 35 years ago, and am looking forward to seeing how the place has changed.



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Gutter 18

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Gutter 18 launches tonight. I’ll be reading along with many others at the Lighthouse Bookshop, Scotland’s leading radical, independent bookshop on West Nicolson Street.

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I have five new poems in this issue, which also features work by Billy Letford, Vahni Capildeo, Kathleen Jamie, Lindsey Shields Waters, and dozens more.

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I have three poems at Hypnopomp, an online literary magazine edited by Clarrie and DeonHere:

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And here’s the rest:

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New Writing Scotland 36


New Writing Scotland 36 is out and includes my poem ‘drama’. The Association for Scottish Literary Studies publish the anthology annually, and it’s a great pleasure to be involved this year.

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The Interpreter’s House 68


TIH 68 is the final issue to be edited by Martin Malone and Charles Lauder Jr. They have signed off by including my poem ‘Men Watching Girls Dance’, along with work by Annemarie Austin, Robin Houghton, Maria Isakova-Bennett, Cheryl Pearson, and so many others.

The last time I collaborated with Annemarie Austin was way back in the early 80s when I played her boyfriend in a production of Dracula at The Playhouse in Weston-super-Mare. That’s a good ten years before Winona Ryder and Keanu Reeves. Blimey.


TIH regenerates under new editors Georgi Gill and Andrew Wells.

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