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Dostoyevsky Wannabe Cities: Amsterdam

I'm very pleased to be contributing to the Amsterdam edition of the Cities series of anthologies from Dostoyevsky Wannabe - publisher of  this is no longer entertainment . Dostoyevsky Wannabe Cities is an open source, collaborative project hosted by the press where each book offers a snapshot of a selection of writing from and around one city at one time as chosen by a guest editor. So far there have been books from Bristol, Norwich, Manchester, Dundee, Nottingham, Santiago, Paris and others, and more are set to come along (Brooklyn, Berlin, Boston, Manhattan, Coventry, Glasgow, Dublin, Los Angeles etc). DW Cities Amsterdam is edited by Nadia de Vries , and also features work by Lucia Dove, SJ Fowler, Helena Grande, Dominic Jaeckle, and Divya Nadkarni. My contribution takes the form of a long hybrid poem with title 'you used to want to be a rock star' which in interlinked prose and verse sections incorporates and juxtaposes sampled material, self-appropriations and

'this is no longer entertainment' in London

Continuing my irregular series of readings in support of  this is no longer entertainment , I'll be in London to participate in three events in four days in celebration of Dostoyevsky Wannabe, publisher of the book. Dostoyevsky Wannabe  is at the forefront of 21st century independent and avant-garde publishing, championing innovative authors from across the world with beautifully designed publications. Devised and organised by SJ Fowler  under the Enemies Project banner to function as a launch of his own book with Dostoyevsky Wannabe, and also featuring a number of other authors publishing with the press, this mini tour begins on Saturday 22 February at the Rich Mix Arts Centre in Shoreditch, East London: with SJ Fowler, Christodoulos Makris, Nadia de Vries, Dominic Jaeckle, Andrew Hodgson, James Davies, Jessica Sequeira, Paul Hawkins, Colin Herd, and Russell Bennetts . The following evening ( Sunday 23 February ) we will be in North London at the long-established Torriano