Tag Archives: Creative Writing

INDENT 2013

We’re in the final stages of completing our new INDENT website and beginning editorial meetings this month. We are looking forward to a launch in December and I am grateful for your patience in the delay in coming to press … Continue reading

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Wing-Words and Frameways

I am getting ready for an event tonight called ‘Celebrating Staff Success’ to collect a qualification award for myself and to collect the ‘Student-Led Teaching Award’ for best feedback on behalf of my colleague, Paul Houghton. The qualification I received … Continue reading

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End of Term: Looking Back.

Forgive the long absence and expect a snow-flurry of new posts as I, like many other British academics, stir and unfurl now towards the end of term—and what a delicious term it has been, I hope, for all. The texts … Continue reading

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Indent #2 End of Submission Call

We’ve closed our submission window for the 2013 issue, and we expect to publish in print and e-book at the end of June,  in time to be launched at Staffordshire Fringe Festival (which runs parallel to the Fine Art Degree … Continue reading

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Indent Vol. 2: Call for Submissions.

Call for submissions vol 2: -Indent The new international annual journal for prose & poetry: READING WINDOW: DECEMBER 1, 2012 – JANUARY 31, 2013 We are looking for work that is evocative and provocative: bold, original, innovative writing, fresh as … Continue reading

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Music To Not Write Home To

Commas & Colons Magazine has launched, and I am fantastically excited to be included. You can see my poem, beautifully illustrated by Sam Parr, here. Magazine Front Page & Contents. I am captivated by the interaction between image and text in this … Continue reading

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Indent 01

Indent 01 has arrived from the printers at last. These beautiful rust-jacketed volumes showcase 135 generous pages of new writing from within and without the walls of Staffordshire University. Salty realism and eclectic surrealism are woven through this collection from … Continue reading

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Commas&Colons

I have a new poem coming soon to Commas&Colons Magazine. This is a new magazine and I am delighted to be part of its inaugural issue. It is always thrilling to enter new projects and take a few risks. I submitted largely … Continue reading

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Ecopoems 3: Installation

On June 19th 2012, I exhibited the first stage of the ecopoems as an installation at the Spode China Halls in Stoke-on-Trent.  The China Hall is part of the now abandoned Spodeware factory; its chalky dust-rippled space is cavernous in … Continue reading

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Research Notes on “Writing Pad” Workshop: Poetic Inquiry

The following research comes from a hugely inspirational workshop that I attended on May 23rd 2012 called “Writing Pad” which was hosted at Staffordshire University by Alke Groppel-Weneger with funding from the Academy of Higher Education. (http://tactileacademia.wordpress.com/2012/04/27/deconstructing-and-reconstructing-texts/) The focus of … Continue reading

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