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if we keep drawing cartoons (If A Leaf Falls Press)

My limited edition pamphlet if we keep drawing cartoons  was published by If a Leaf Falls Press earlier this month. If a Leaf Falls Press is a micropress run from Edinburgh by Sam Riviere , and publishes poetry with an emphasis on appropriative and arbitrary writing processes. Now in its Second Season, the press has since its inception in 2015 published simple, elegant pamphlets with work by some exciting writers and artists including Emily Berry, Crispin Best, nick-e melville, Maria Fusco, Rachael Allen and Sam Riviere himself. My thanks to Sam for inviting me to join this distinguished list. if we keep drawing cartoons is published in an edition of 36. It comprises ten untitled sections/extracts from the book-length work (in progress) I've been occupied with since mid-2014. As is the case with most of its titles, the press sold out of if we keep drawing cartoons very quickly. If a Leaf Falls Press publications are archived at The Poetry Library London and Edinburgh

Featured Writer in Icarus Magazine (Vol 67, No. 1)

I'm very happy to have new work,   as Featured Writer, in the latest issue (Vol 67, No. 1) of Icarus Magazine. Icarus  is a student magazine based at Trinity College Dublin. It is Ireland's longest running literary journal, still a print publication but with extended online versions of each issue. Founded in 1950 by Alec Reid, it has appeared three times a year since and publishes writing mainly by students, staff and alumni of the University. Former Icarus editors include Iain Sinclair, Maurice Scully, Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin, David Wheatley, Selina Guinness and Sue Rainsford, while some notable former contributors are Seamus Heaney, Louis MacNeice, Eavan Boland, Sinéad Morrissey, Justin Quinn, Thom Gunn, Colm Tóibín, Vona Groarke, Desmond Hogan and Kevin Barry. My contribution 'Five Poems' consists of five extracts from my ongoing book-length work concerned with among other things the concept of reading as a creative process. My thanks to current editors Will