Wednesday, 1 April 2020

Fragments of David (I) (and a new Living Room Poem)

Fragments of David 


(I)

Arms spread out across his wheel
the security guard who found him
thought he was in the middle
of a deep moist mouthed sleep
rather than what had actually happened.

The car lights were flicking off and on
in the early morning mist repeatingly
clumsily like from a string
before then suddenly cutting out
when the guard came out from the office. 


(P.S. - An new living room poem can be found here which contains four more mini poems from my new collection 'The Streets were all we could see')

Tuesday, 31 March 2020

NaPoWriMo 2020 and Spoken Label News / Living Room sessions on youtube


Over the past six years I have using NaPoWriMo (National Poetry Writing Month for those who have never heard of it) as a exercise in writing a 30 part poetry sequence called Ghost Story, where I took the main two characters Andy and Michelle in a series of supernatural led adventures against all kinds of creatures and monsters and left them left witnessing the death of their own world.


Whether I will return with Ghost Story VII, all shall be revealed in time (In short, I don’t know yet) but this year the story will be called Fragments of David.

I’ll not reveal much yet as to be honest I don’t know all of the story yet myself, but it will start with a death and then.. I’ll let you find out for yourself.

Keep an eye on this blog and all been well, first thing in the morning a new part will follow. To make life harder for myself , each part shall be 10 lines, nothing more, nothing less, 2 x 5 line stanzas.

My Living Room Sessions (on youtube) is still dropping a new poem every day and all been well and will carry on for a while.

Total pieces so far have been:

Ghost of Liverpool Empire 

(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7g3OIMXR4s&t=2s)

Migration

(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3T33CkItmE)

Dripping in Sweat in Llandudno

(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TNYCIQUDGRA)

The Streets were all we could see Extracts 1

(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1WJulQNYPDg)

Keep following my youtube channel, Andy N (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSnVliEClzutG1pg9S1Bgwg) for daily updates carrying on certainly for another few weeks certainly.

Spoken Label, recently has been very very busy with new sessions from the likes of Howling Jack Rusell, Elizabrth Hefty, Emilie Lauren Jones, Penny Sherman, John G Hall, Linda Quinn, Nicola Dale, Thomas Lizzie Smith, Yvonne Ugarte, Rob Goodier, Sue Profitt, Roxy Walsh x 2, Jenny Berry, Amanda Steel and Andy N (All FM special), Lady Ilaria, JezzMara Mallins, Sophia Hadji-Michael, Emma Lee, David Dalgleish, Amanda Steel (Word on the Street special), Emily Oldfield, Alice Spencer, Poetry and Literature Magazine Talk, Mike Southwell, Juliette Van Der Mole and Attracta Fahy been the artists over the past five months or so. With things been what they are at the moment, Spoken Label has received a series of requests for sessions and has recorded sessions by the following in no order of release: Amy King, Anthony Smith, Fokkina McDonnell, Gemma Whiteley, Pete K Mally, Publisher Chat: Fly on the Wall, Sarah Pritchard, Stefan C Gambrell, Orla Fay and Chris Moritary.



Spoken Label as always can be found on bandcamp (spokenlabel,bandcamp.com), all sessions also on youtube and all sites linked to anchor.fm including Itunes and Spotify.

Sunday, 29 March 2020

New Podcast publication / Living Room Sessions

Yesterday I started off a new video series 'Living Room Sessions' which will be a series of poems recorded in my living room (The first one is here - the Ghost of Liverpool Empire and the second will be here - Migration shortly) but I've had another old favourite of mine 'Skating in others expectations' on a Podcast series called PoetsUnplugged.com


A few links to listen / stream the piece etc

Itunes



Breaker





Thursday, 26 March 2020

New article on Spoken Label




















A nice article about Spoken Label (My poet / author / artist Podcast) which for the first time after five years with the current crisis sweeping England has now become the present of poetry sessions instead of the future  has now appeared on Write Out Loud.

Have a read - https://www.writeoutloud.net/public/blogentry.php?blogentryid=100557

Thursday, 12 March 2020

the streets were all we could see

























Released today, I am pleased to announce my 4th poetry book 'The Streets were all we could see', Stepping away at least from my last two poetry books 'The End of Summer' and 'Birth of Autumn' (although a Winter book 'In the Midst of Winter' is nearly ready), the streets were all we could see is a collection of tiny almost flash fiction pieces masked as poems, each no more than 10 lines.

Each piece in this book is told as almost a tiny murmur, a grasping of emotions in the most tiny fragments of life from chasing goodbyes on front doorsteps to abandoned bicycles outside shopfront windows and cars dying when you least expect. The streets were all you could see explores life through a different lens like a picture catching a memory before memory distorts it taking you on a transformative journey from the good and the mad moments and everything that flows in-between it.

Available from Amazon at:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0244263493 (Book)

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B085VLG2VR (Kindle)

Wednesday, 11 March 2020

Expansion of Podcasts

Have had a massive expansion on three of my Podcast series Spoken Label, Reading in Bed and Comics Unity.

The complete listings for my Podcasts are now as below:

Spoken Label (Ongoing Podcast currently weekly or bi weekly 
features chats and sessions with lots of writers, artists and musicians) 
on the following networks: Bandcamp, Itunes/Apple, Anchor, Spotify,
GooglePodcasts, Pocketcasts, Youtube, RadioPublic, Castbox, Overcast,
Castro, Breaker
Facebook group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/1640184132900821/

Reading in Bed (Monthly Podcast on Book Reviews with Amanda Steel - 
usually a hour long or so) on the following networks - Bandcamp, Breaker,
Radiopublic, Anchor, Spotify, Youtube, Anchor, Castbox,
GooglePodcasts, Overcast, Castro
Facebook group -https://www.facebook.com/groups/readinginbed/ 

Koll, Andy N and Amanda (a short 15 minute podcast every Monday 
discussing poetry, literature and Nature - Weekly) On Youtube

Comics Unity (Monthly Podcast with Michael and Amanda on the latest in comics
news and culture usually monthly but does have little episodes inbetween on the
following networks - Bandcamp (Episodes 8 and before), Bandcamp (Episodes 9 and beyond),
Itunes/Apple, Spotify, Breaker, Anchor, GooglePodcasts,
Pocketcasts, Radiopublic, Youtube, Castbox, GooglePodcasts, Overcast, Castro
Facebook group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/1366264170126341/

Friday, 21 February 2020

Headline slot at Write Out Loud Sale, 17 March 2020

Podcast update to follow next few days, but it has just been confirmed that myself and Amanda Steel (the always lovely Amanda Steel) have been approached to do a joint headline slot for Write Out Loud Sale's next evening on Tuesday 17 March. (See below).

I believe it's £3 on the door and there is limited open mic too.