Paul Batchelor

A reading by Paul Batchelor (see the post on the recent Bloodaxe archive!). ‘The Sinking Road’ is a brilliant collection. Many of the poems that he reads here are from that book.


I ordered quite a lot of poetry books over Christmas. One of the thrills of having a modern phone is that as soon as you find an interesting poet online, you can keep that page stored on your phone until you have the wherewithal to comb back and follow up on purchases. So, I had … More US/UK

It’s All Up On Bandcamp

Both ‘Dabbin Houses’ and ‘Goose Barnacle Goose’ are up on the Bandcamp site. You can own them as digital downloads. The vinyl is being made as I type and will hit the shelves in January, I am really proud of this record. And I hope it finds an audience.  

Disco Bags

I know it might sound like a dubious name for something the youth might do, but this kind of terminology has been the kind banded about nightjrrs HQ for months now. It’s the packaging. Anyway, the disco bags have arrived. See below. These will hit the shelves in January. Forgive the headless bird stamp (it … More Disco Bags

Oh Lord, Please Don’t Let Me Be Understood

Do you remember when all pages of the internet looked like this: – and that’s a snazzy example of what it used to look like. In a short time the moneymoney has turned the internet into a slicker marketing beast. Yesterday I saw an old photograph of an Argentinian street from the early Twentieth … More Oh Lord, Please Don’t Let Me Be Understood