I’ve got two records coming out this month. One at the beginning of October, another at the end. The first is Swan. A poetic monologue that I’ll be reading at every Swan pub in London.  It features a bonus track, Munras, Pearl & Tyler, read by Zina Rohan and based on the affair between poets Elizabeth Smart and George Barker as outlined in their respective books By Grand Central Station I Sat Down And Wept and The Dead Seagull. Swan is available as a CD and digital download on iTunes from the 6th October. Pre-Order on Amazon now or buy a copy from me at one of the shows.

The White Swan, Fetter Lane, 4th Oct, 7pm
The White Swan, Twickenham, 5th Oct, 7pm
The Swan Hotel, Staines, 6th Oct, 7pm
The Swan Inn, Isleworth, 8th Oct, 2pm
The Swan, Wimbledon, 10th Oct, 7pm
The White Swan, Victoria, 11th Oct, 7pm
The White Swan, Covent Garden, 12th Oct, 7pm
The Mute Swan, Hampton Court, 13th Oct, 7pm
The White Swan, Aldgate, 17th Oct, 7pm
The Old Swan, Kensington, 18th Oct, 7pm
The White Swan & Cuckoo, Wapping, 20th Oct, 7pm
The White Swan, Islington, 27th, 7pm



The East End Film Festival’s Day of Refuge


I’ll be hosting a spoken word event as part of the East End Film Festival’s Day of Refuge. It will feature readings of poetry addressing refugee issues, and life stories written by residents of the Calais refugee camp. Guests include: Deanna Rodgers, M. Omer AKA Dream, Tahir Zaman. With photography by camp residents curated by Gideon Mendel and Crispin Hughes.

In partnership with UEL Centre for Narrative Research.
Sunday 26 June, 8pm
Genesis Cinema, Paragon Bar

Swan at the Stoke Newington Literary Festival

I’ll be debuting a new, spoken-word poem entitled Swan at this year’s Stoke Newington Literary Festival.

Saturday, 4th Jun, 2016, 7pm – 9pm
Old Bowling Green, Clissold Park, London, N16

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Travels Through The Urban Countryside: Above, Below and Beyond – Part 2

Readings, discussion and poetry navigating meteorological, psychogeographic and emotional landscapes in an open air setting and featuring Christine L Corton – author of London Fog: The Biography; Iain Sinclair & John Rogers on London Overground – the film of the book; John Dowie – comedian, musician, cyclist and author of The Freewheeling John Dowie; Paul Bassett Davies – writer /director of film, TV and radio and author of comic novels Utter Folly and Dead Writers In Rehab.

Saturday, 4th Jun, 2016, 7pm – 9pm
Old Bowling Green, Clissold Park, London, N16

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Stay Close – A poem for the East End Film Festival

In text and projection a mix of history and whisper, shadow and reflection appear on walls and mirrors in the foyer of the Andaz hotel, Liverpool Street, 4th – 12th July.


Go to East End Film Festival website for more…

Jan Noble was poet in residence for the 2010 East End Film Festival. Extracts from his poem, Tide, appeared on our branding and in our trailer which can be viewed here.


This arrived the other day…

23 of 34
The photograph that is. Perhaps I should explain…

I sent 34 postcards from my holiday.
I wrote a single stanza
from a long poem on each of them.

The poem contained 34 stanzas.
The poem was divided up between 34 recipients
who each received a different stanza on a postcard.

The whole poem is now owned collectively by its 34 recipients.
It is spread across four continents
published in fragments in other people’s letter boxes.

I invited everyone to take a photograph
of the stanza that I sent them
and then email me back the image.

I posted the returned images online.
The collaged poem contains only the returned verses.
The stanzas appear in the order I received them.

View Postcards From Loculi here…


Toward Grand Central

Novelist Zina Rohan reads an extract from a long poem – a half-fictionalised commentary on the affair between the poets George Barker and Elizabeth Smart. Both published an account of their relationship: on one side an out of print novel and on the other a highly acclaimed novella. This poem does not set out to reconcile these opposing voices but steps back from the tempestuous encounter and offers a chorus to it.

Composer Donna McKevitt is currently setting this work [find out more]