On the one hand, nice furniture and 400 new jobs… on the other, corporate uniformity, dirty air and premature deaths Continue reading Off the shelf: urban choices and Sheffield Ikea
Some reflections on the little miracles of how and why my debut poetry pamphlet came into the world this month Continue reading Sheffield Almanac: a poem of love and regeneration
A little round-up of my new stuff published and forthcoming performances Continue reading Putting the word out
OK, they didn’t ruin everything. But after synthpop, Jarvis, and Alex’s mic drop, where does the city go next? Continue reading The rise and fall of Sheffield music (or how the Arctic Monkeys ruined everything)
In which the poet looks back with some glee at the first four of that month’s live performances Continue reading July was some month (part 1)
Hello! I’ve just got home from the first two gigs of my tour, in Bristol and London. They were brilliant; I’ll write something more about them later. But for now – before I head on to Birmingham on Thursday – here’s a look ahead to the three shows I’m playing this weekend. Saturday 5 October: Nottingham I would say Nottingham is a second home to me, … Continue reading Tour preview pt2: Two gigs in one day!