Fichtean Landscapes

New publication, produced to accompany the Fichtean Landscapes exhibition at St John on Bethnal Green, Cambridge Heath Road, London. Copies are free for visitors to the show, which is open on Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays through November, apart from the 5th. Late night showing & drinks on 11 November, performances & readings on 25 November.

Johnny Pulp’s Palomares

Graphic by Richard Marshall

I will be reading alongside Bridget Penney, S. J. Fowler & others at St John on Bethnal Green, 200 Cambridge Heath Road, London, on the evening of 23 September. Doors open at 6:30pm for a 7pm start.

Hi Zero Archive

An archive of publications and recordings from Brighton’s great reading series, Hi Zero, is now online. I had the good fortune to read with Sophie Robinson and Alan Hay on this particular evening.


Graphic by Harriet Holman Penney

One last section from my next book for Scarlet Imprint can be read in the new issue of SNOW, which has been a most generous host for this project.

Anthony Barnett at Eighty

I’m delighted to have some words of my own included among the tributes to Anthony Barnett in the current PN Review.

Fortnightly Review

More of the new book is now online at The Fortnightly Review.


A further section of my next book for Scarlet Imprint can be read in SNOW 9.

Birds Feeding on Dreamers

Clark Allison’s review of The Memory of the Drift can be read online at Stride Magazine.

The Memory of the Drift – 2020 edition

A third edition of The Memory of the Drift is now ready to order from Shearsman. This brings together writing made for the project and its immediate precursor, Airborne or Still, between 1991 and 2017: although it does not include the texts printed in Tara Morgana, which remains available from Scarlet Imprint, it represents a considerable expansion of the 2007 version, adding some 50 pages of previously uncollected material. In other circumstances, I would be posting about a launch event, but will give a sign once something more abstract has been organised.

Yaldebaoth at the Kenton Arms

Graphic by Richard Marshall

I will be reading with Bridget Penney, Stewart Home, Chloe Aridjis, Johnny Pulp, Simon Pomery, Martin Wakefield & Matt Martin at the Kenton Arms, 38 Kenton Road, London E9 7AB, on the evening of Saturday the 25th January 2020. Full details can be found here.

The Black Dove

Photograph by Verity Spott.

Reading in celebration of the great Sean Bonney at the Black Dove, Brighton, 28 November 2019. The frankly garish book in my hand is the first publication in which we appeared together, back in 1994.

Hi Zero Recording

Photograph by Anthony Barnett.

A recording of my Hi Zero reading can be heard on SoundCloud.

Slow River

Short poetry film by Caroline Clark & Harriet Holman Penney, up on YouTube now. Harriet’s video for The Rheingans Sisters can also be viewed there.


This tremendous short film by Paul Lambert, whose photographs are an integral part of Tara Morgana, is available to watch on Vimeo.

Hi Zero #69

I will be reading with Sophie Robinson & Alan Hay at Hi Zero #69, upstairs at the Hope & Ruin, 11-12 Queens Rd, Brighton on Tuesday 26 March.

Doors 7:30pm for an 8:00pm start. £3 on the door.


The first three sections of the book upon which I’m currently working are included, alongside some quite breathtaking material, in SNOW lit rev 7: details of the publication, & of previous issues, can be found here.

On Bill Griffiths

Here is the text of my talk on the opening section of Bill Griffiths’ “A Hymn of the Boy Jesus and his Sister Ayesha”, given as part of “What I Want to Set is Language”: a Close-Reading Workshop on Bill Griffiths, held at Birkbeck, University of London, on 14 December 2018.

Manifesto Eye of Signs

A reading version of the text of my proposed emblem book has now been published online at 3:AM Magazine.

Fleet II

Photograph by Rich Cutler

The second part of my River Fleet text is now available to read online at 3:AM Magazine, accompanied with a selection of photographs by Rich Cutler.


Huge thanks to Dolorosa de la Cruz, Giovanni Giusti of GalleryX & the excellent friends we got to meet up with in Dublin for putting on our reading & making our stay in the city such fun. Some photos of Dolorosa, Bridget Penney & myself can be found here.

Lady Maisery

Photograph by James Fagan

My review of Lady Maisery’s new album, Cycle, is now available to read online at 3:AM Magazine.

CapLet Update

Tim Atkins will also be reading at St. Margaret’s House on the 28th. His Folklore is one of my favourite books.

Dublin Update

Culture Night (Friday 16 September) at GalleryX, Dublin, will include readings from myself, Bridget Penney & Ruairi Conneely, along with a screening of Carl Abrahamsson’s documentary on Genesis P-Orridge. The evening should be getting underway around 6:30.


I will be reading & joining in discussion alongside Ghazal Mosadeq at Capital Letters, St. Margaret’s House, 21 Old Ford Road, Bethnal Green, London E2 9PL on Wednesday 28 September, 6:50 pm–9:00 pm.

Zero = 2

Barry William Hale has posted an illuminating preview of the rapidly approaching Cabinet of the Solar Plexus exhibition here.


I will be reading on Culture Night, 16 September 2016, in the course of The Cabinet of the Solar Plexus exhibition at GalleryX, 65 William Street South, Dublin. The exhibition itself runs from 9–24 September 2016.


The text I wrote to accompany the proposed River Fleet exhibition, which I am currently working on with photographer Rich Cutler & curator Joy Stacey, is now available to read at 3:AM Magazine.