‘Dabbin Houses’ / ‘Goose Barnacle Goose’ 12″ Vinyl Launch Date Confirmed

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

Pallets and Editing

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

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