My first collection of poetry, Swannui and Cygnus is available for just over a dollar on the Kindle store. I think that’s a pretty good price. Above is the UK link, below is the US link. To find Swannui and Cygnus in your region, just search the Kindle store.
My three poetry books are on sale at Beccles Books, Halesworth Library and Lowestoft Library. They are £4 each. They make a great, unique christmas present and help to support independent, self published, creative arts.
Lowestoft library is now stocking The Merfoxiad.
The Merfoxiad is a narrative poem in the mock epic style. It concerns an ancient being of destruction and it’s unlikely adversary.
The Merfoxiad is available for £4, £1 of which will be donated to the libraries good cause.
I am very thankful for all stockists and grateful for their continued support.
YouTube is an overwhelming sea of “durge” with nuggets of gold floating on the top and some pretty good gems hidden below the surface suspended like silty sedimenty stuff. The problem is you can’t see the awesome suspended gems as they are hidden from view by the turgid lumpy bits floating on the surface. The durge can be overwhelming. Everyone loves a good excrement metaphor.
My point is that I struggle to gain exposure and views on YouTube. There is an awful lot of content for prospective viewers to sift through to even find one of my videos. Now i’m not trying to claim that my videos fall in the hidden gems category at all. I just find that from personal experience when searching for any content that might have taken time to write, edit and film that for every one of these I find I first have to wade…
Cards on the Table: I am quite the Nintendo fan boy. I love Nintendo. Always have. However no matter how much I adore them I am still able to take a step back and view them objectively.
Adding a second card to my table of transparency; I will also admit that I own and love a Wii U. Love it like it were a rectangular plastic high glossed child of mine. In my opinion the console itself is great. Sure the processing power can’t match the other consoles in this new generation but the game pad opens up opportunities for original and fresh game play mechanics that limit stale reproductions of familiar titles. That’s not to say Nintendo doesn’t stick with its few tried and tested IPs, because it does, but the new iterations contain (or should contain) interesting new ideas and play styles.
Following Swannui and Cygnus and Be All; End All comes The Merfoxiad
The Merfoxiad is a mock epic piece, a tongue-in-cheek playful narrative concerning an evil fox beast and the young girl destined to stop it.
The Merfoxiad goes on sale week commencing 24th November and is available to buy in Beccles from Beccles Books, from Halesworth Library and Lowestoft Library.
This evening i’m heading down to the Aldeburgh Poetry Festival. All I know is that it’s an international 3 day poetry festival being held at a seaside town half an hour away.
Not sure what else to expect but if you’re around and you recognise an awkward looking six footer in a Christmas jumper in the crowd then come say hi!
A Sea God Will Be God Once We Have Buried All The Rest
Those of you who follow my poetry will have noticed that, for a while now, I have been writing a series of narrative poems which have not featured in either of Swannui and Cygnusor Be All; End All.
This narrative poem is named The Merfoxiad. It is about an ancient mythical fox beast and the young girl destined to destroy it. I began writing the first part of The Merfoxiad around two years ago and have written further parts here and there over the course of those two years. Now, with the conclusive poem nearing completion, I can confidently announce that I will be self publishing The Merfoxiad in paperback and releasing it in November 2014.
The Merfoxiad is lighthearted and tongue in cheek, which perhaps could be expected from a poem about an aquatic killer fox.
The paperback release will be a limited run of around 30 copies, international postage and delivery is available. If you would like to register interest in an order then please write it in the comments section. I’ll even sign or write flattering lies in the front cover for you!