I’m pleased to be able to report that my poem The Dead Man’s Unpaid Debt has been published in the October 2020 edition of RIC Journal.
This piece continues the Dead Man project, which has also, over time, become a RIC project – actually, I don’t know that any other publication has published any Dead Man…
Anyway, because it is also a RIC project, it means that regardless of how much – or little – I’m writing in a month, I am obliged to track the path of the Dead Man. Seeing where he ends up, and how, the mischief he makes, the lies he tells, is always a delight. For this I am very thankful to S.
My poem Untitled (Daydream of the Dead Man) has been published in the September 2020 edition of the extraordinary RIC Journal. The Dead Man feeds stray cats and daydreams about escaping all of this – like the rest of us.
Give to your rowdy boys doves for pets
No, a couple of glittering peacocks
With thanks, as always, to S.
Quick post to announce the full release of Full Stop Podcast Episode #9, in which Kyle Coma-Thompson and I talk about our book, 926 Years, Sublunary Editions, how we met and more.
I wrote about the podcast episode and how it came about.
Listen over at Full Stop.
With thanks again to Max and Jesse.
My poem The Video of the Dead Man has been published in the July 2020 edition of RIC Journal.
The Dead Man waves. The pandemic continues.
With thanks as always to S.
Translation as Séance, my interview with Saudamini Deo about her forthcoming translations for Seagull Books, has been published by Asymptote. We cover a lot of territory in eight questions – Saudamini talks to me about forgotten Hindi writers, translation, literary politics and what creativity means to her.
It was a pleasure to talk to S about her work – be sure to check Seagull Books for release dates. With thanks to Sarah from Asymptote.
My interview with Jaipur-based writer, editor and translator Saudamini Deo about her upcoming translations of writing by forgotten Hindi writers for Seagull Books has been previewed in Asymptote’s June 2020 newsletter.
I spoke to Saudamini about everything from why we forget writers to what she thinks of creativity. The full interview is forthcoming on the Asymptote blog.
My piece The Dead Man’s Gun has been published in the May 2020 edition of the ever-mysterious RIC Journal.
The Dead Man shifts and shakes based on mood or the position of the stars – I’m never sure where I will find him or where he will end up, especially in the era of the virus. It is always a thrill to have his deeds and wanderings appear in RIC – thanks to Saudamini, as always.
Very happy to be able to write that my second suite of Dead Man poems has been published by RIC in their December 2019 edition. It’s always a thrill to see my writing in RIC Journal, and it’s especially gratifying to see the Dead Man, who RIC have been so supportive of, continuing to see in their pages.
With thanks, as always, to Saudamini.
I had the serious pleasure of reviewing The Fool and Other Moral Tales by Anne Serre for Music & Literature. Picked up The Fool on a whim (cover got me, and the fact it was published by New Directions), thoroughly enjoyed what Serre was up to, and immediately ordered The Governesses. Wanted more, but this is all there is in English translation, so thought the next best way to spend more time with her writing was to review it. Speaking of which, I’ve got something else in the pocket, looking for a home for that now.
The first review I’ve written (or completed, at least) in over a year, knew I was rusty so put the work in on this one – hope it shows. Big thanks to Jeffrey and Taylor at M&L for giving it a home – it’s a pleasure to be published by them again.
And do pick up The Fool.
So the 926 Years release officially begins with the November 2019 mail out from Sublunary Editions, on the way to subscribers now. The November letter takes a cut called ‘Shelly Valentine’ from the book I co-wrote with Kyle Coma-Thompson. Should give you an idea of the vibe of the thing and the games Kyle and I are playing. Anyway, super excited that a sliver of it is out in the world. More soon, obviously – 21 Jan 2020, to be precise.
We share the edition with ‘The Bakelite Telephone’, a piece by Imogen Reid. Good news, too, because Imogen and I have been following each other around for a while now – Gorse, 3:AM, Felt: Aesthetics of Grey, and elsewhere I’m sure. More reason to take a look.
Thanks to Josh for this one and, of course, Kyle – it’s a pleasure to be part of the monthly editions. Be sure to subscribe to Sublunary Editions to get fresh literature in your postbox every month and… buy our little book.