A quick update on the vinyl. The launch for ‘Dabbin Houses’ b/w ‘Goose Barnacle Goose’, the double A-sided 12″ vinyl release by nightjrrs on legendary post-punk Carlisle record label Matchbox Classics will be launched at the Vinyl Cafe in Carlisle on Saturday 22nd at 7 o’clock. Entry is £2 and the venue is licenced. Hand-stamped, … More ‘Dabbin Houses’ / ‘Goose Barnacle Goose’ 12″ Vinyl Launch Date Confirmed
I will be reading at this event on Sunday the 29th March: https://aerialfestival.com/aerial-festival-event-corbel-stone-press/. It certainly looks like a great event celebrating the work of an excellent press. Here’s hoping it is also a chance to hear Autumn Richardson and Richard Skelton read read their own work, too.
Here’s two nightjrrs rehearsal tracks from last night. Very much works in progress, but I hope you see what we’re trying to do with words and with the music. You’ll be able to hear these tracks (along with the ones on the vinyl, e.g. https://nightjrrs.bandcamp.com/track/dabbin-houses) at forthcoming gigs in February. Both tracks showcase Nicci Reed’s … More Two Rehearsal Tracks
It might not look like much at first, but these boxes are the nightjrrs record that was delivered on Monday. On a pallet. A Pallet. That’s right. Something we made was delivered in such numbers as to warrant a pallet. You never quite know what in life will make you satisfied – but this does. … More Pallets and Editing
This is the escape mechanism for people who want out of my poetry workshops… I really, really like doing poetry workshops. I am very thankful that I have had the chance to deliver two on consecutive Saturdays: one on Hexham and one in Carlisle. If you are reading this before Saturday 25th January then there … More Workshops
Did you hear that a grieving husband has been prevented from putting a line from Byron on the tombstone of his wife? The line comes from the poem ‘So We’ll Go No More a Roving’. Perhaps it is to be expected that when I googled this to find out more, the two sites that came … More We’ll Go No More A-Quoting
There’s a nice comment from Pamela Robertson-Pearce on the post about the Bloodaxe Archive, which you may have seen. She makes the point that there are ‘many more videos of Bloodaxe poets on the Bloodaxe Books website http://www.bloodaxebooks.com. Many of whom are now dead, but worth enjoying like Roy Fisher, Phil Levine, etc. ‘ I … More Feedback (!) / Workshops / Vinyl News
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