A little poem for my children’s Okuizome – a Japanese ceremony performed when children are 100 days old. They are given their first chopsticks and ‘eat’ their first piece of fish. I use inverted commas, as they only pretend to eat! According to my wife, fish used in Japanese ceremonies must be very fresh, and […]
Last year I recorded four poems for Poetcasting, the poetry podcasting site put together by the enterprising Alex Pryce. Poetcasting is a brilliantly simple idea – ask contemporary poets to record a handful of poems and distribute them on a blog as MP3 downloads. I recorded four poems – ‘Hiroshima’, ‘The Devon Vihara’, ‘Love Hotel’ […]
I’ve just posted a Christmas poem over at Lateral Action: ‘The To-do List Before Christmas‘. You probably need to be a computer geek/productivity nerd to get all the references, but hopefully you’ll find something to enjoy in it even if you’re not as sad as Lou. Merry Christmas!
Rain falls with twilight — the city’s fingers drumming on our umbrella First published at Copyblogger.
My poem Babel appeared in Magma 32. The inspiration was Bruce Nauman’s ‘Raw Materials’ exhibition at the Tate Modern. Nauman lined the walls of the Turbine Hall with loudspeakers playing a motley collection of voices – you can hear a virtual version of the exhibition here.