I have totally updated the site to include details of ALL my prior publications, complete with links and extracts! Check it out.
I also completely forgot to include something in the last update: the amazing collaborative pamphlet I released along with Jessie Whiteley (one of my FAVOURITE artists in Glasgow, possibly the world) in 2020. It’s called Sound of two black hoodies swallowing each other in the rain, and it’s a reliving and a celebration of teenage emo life in the early 2000s. It’s available to buy from Good Press and I honestly think these are some of the best poems I’ve ever written.
‘Shared drawing and poems to make in response to one another over lockdown period. Both responding to the heightened aimless teenage nostalgia lockdown was giving us and the awks romance of the local parks we were hanging around in when using up our outside time allowance.’ – Jessie Whiteley
Colin Herd wrote about it: “Every sentence and line is itself a kind of throbbing, fizzing nerve ending, sending signals of pain and pleasure and pain-in-pleasure and pleasure-in-pain. This poetry aches with what it feels like to feel. It stings like a grazed knee.”
Which was really nice of him and basically a dream come true.
Speaking of Colin, he and I have been editing the Glasgow edition of Dostoyevsky Wannabe’s fantastic ‘Cities’ anthologies. We solicited experimental collaborations from any pair or group of writers who felt an affinity with Glasgow, and the result is eclectic, heartfelt and some truly astounding writing. What a privilege this experience is – I can’t wait to finish it and share it with the world. In the meantime, here’s a peek at the cover:
Well, that’s all I can share for now. But keep your eyes peeled because I’ll have more announcements to come very soon!
Last week I read at the Meet Cute zine launch, a witty, intense, and joyful publication edited by my good friend Anjeli Caderamanpulle.
Issue 1 focused on responses to teen romcoms from 1999-2009 and included poetry, illustration, collage, fiction, essay, and more.
I wrote a short essay about one of my favourite movies, But I’m A Cheerleader (1999), highlighting how the film used the tropes of the teen romcom genre to circumvent many depressing and hopeless stereotypes typically associated with queer cinema at the time.
It was the day before my birthday and a lovely event where I could reflect on my quickly draining youth!
In other news, I’ve updated the site with details of some of the projects that I’ve been involved in. They’re available to read on the menu to the left.