We’ve been to the studio and made the record now. Here’s your chance to hear the two tracks that will make up the 12″ release (‘Goose Barnacle Goose’ and ‘Dabbin Houses’), as well as a couple of songs (possibly ‘Skreel View’ and ‘Curlews Close’ – for those of you who pay close attention to The … More Nightjrrs Gig
One of John’s films, to go with one of the pieces of music that nightjrrs have put together:
We’re (nightjrrs are) supporting this band at the Warwick Bazaar, soon:
I love this. This is a picture of the fire escape measures in a venue I recently taught poetry at. Perhaps it applies as much to people on the receiving end of a bad poetry workshop. Poetry Symposium update: the line-up for the May 18 Symposium is nearly finalised, with only two poets set to … More Poem Escape
This picture is of the lovely venue for the writing courses in Hexham run by the Phil & Lit. It was a huge privilege to teach poetry there and work with such great people – and also to sit on a session run by Mike Smith: my mind is buzzing with ideas now! The venue … More Hexham… Alston…
I cannot even begin to describe my sense of disappointment at not being able to read at Keswick on Tuesday. I was so honoured to be asked, and it made me so cross that I couldn’t go at the last minute because of forces outside my control. I hope I’ll be able to redeem myself … More O
There’s something quite unique about ‘rehearsing’ for a reading. In a band you find spaces: a house, or a hall or a commercial space, perhaps. It is a communal activity. Ideas can be bounced around. There are different voices. It is a community effort. A poet preparing for a reading doesn’t really have that. You might … More Reading – Words by the Water: Tonight!
I will be reading at this. It looks like a great night. It is the same I’m running a poetry course at the Hexham end of the ‘Lit and Phil’. I’ll also be reading at ‘Words by the Water’ last week – on the 16th. See my post about it here. Another date for your … More Poetry Reading – Saturday 16th March
I like to read several volumes of poetry at once. What I mean is that I like reading one fully. Then another. Then back to the first. Then perhaps a third. Then back again. These four are all getting spins.
So, ‘nightjrrs’ have a new PA… As used by Boo Hewardine, The Strawbs, and Vin Garbutt…