Spring on The Balcony is a film-poem made last year, during the height of lockdown. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMUvpCi6I-8
Here's the video of my reading of my poem 'Clickbait', which was commended in the National Poetry Competition 2020. https://vimeo.com/528198452
A new film-poem based on my homage to road movies. https://youtu.be/EOuGrmBN0Os
Elsewhere are currently hosting my film-poem 'Landscape With Man and High-Vis Jacket and Alpaca.' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOd_7UzoRfE For the last ten years, I've made the same train journey through the Hampshire countryside, from London out towards the coast. The landscape has become a familiar companion during this time, although remaining remote and elusive, trapped beyond glass. One night, on … Continue reading Elsewhere
A short film of a long poem, from my collection West South North, North South East https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOd_7UzoRfE Buy the book here.
'I know the island well: I am not afraid of an army if it tries to find me at night.' Island fiction, that specialised genre, exploits the novel's innate artificiality. The relationship between setting and structure become so pronounced as to be almost indivisible. According to Raymond Chandler, any writer short of ideas about what … Continue reading The Invention of Morel by Adolfo Bioy Casares
'Los Angeles is not a city but a series of suburban approaches to a city that never materializes.' More by accident than any kind of plan, one of the early features of this blog has been the relationship between word and image. And so, to follow that theme, I thought I'd write about a novel … Continue reading The Slide Area by Gavin Lambert