News Update – June 23rd 2018!

Hey everyone. Just checking in with some awesome news.

 

Firstly, Local Gems have decided to publish Litany Of Varied Experiences, which I’m super happy about because it was an emotionally exhausting yet necessary endeavour to put to pen the most horrific and heartbreaking year of my life. So getting something out of the catharsis is always good.

 

I’ve also begun taking Mandarin lessons, so I’m looking to link that into the Agape in Isolation project as I love how it’s a language where tone and meaning go hand in hand, which as a performer I just find absolutely inspiring. Speaking of that project, my friend Anthony Sykes will be curating the logo for that. You can check out his page here at Developer Ant.

 

Finally, Local Gems and myself will be collaborating on a series of workshops, readings and an anthology based in Manchester called Buzzin Bards which will take place at Droylsden Library. The library also informed me that Manchester Metropolitan University will be investing in a specialist Poetry Library that’s open to both students and members of the public, and have requested my support and involvement in that endeavour too.

 

Buzzin Bards

 

It’s been one hell of a year from where I were last year, but I’m glad things are looking better and my hard work is paying off.

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There’s No Place like… Home?

If it feels like a home it’s a home,

I’m from here but I still feel alone.

But I see you feel different,

so fuck racist dissidents…

and feel free to call it your own.

 

 

Intruder!

Burglar!

Insult-hurdler,

loutish gammon

and Stella pint-swirler.

The rule of law should be uniform,

but like the spy cops you’ll just slip it off,

when it suits…

oh how Lush,

as you scum bullrush

the very same bobbies that you kiss by the tush.

Friend or foe?

Do you even know?

Just some British born Biffers on Peruvian snow.

 

 

If it feels like a home it’s a home,

I’m from here but I still feel alone.

But I see you feel different,

so fuck racist dissidents…

and feel free to call it your own.

 

 

Tommeh ain’t a patriot,

he’s more pips than an apricot…

with a false dichotomy of the concept of nationhood.

You don’t even speak the language yourself

it’s “our” not “are”,

you won’t get far

if you’d struggle to even read the Daily Star.

 

 

If it feels like a home it’s a home,

I’m from here but I still feel alone.

But I see you feel different,

so fuck racist dissidents…

and feel free to call it your own.

 

 

You don’t read much so you may have missed it,

but check out the feats that The Scum had listed:

The Shard is Qatari with an Italian architect

while a Greek designed the mini, oh superior intellect!

Angel of the North? Made by a “remoaner”,

with EU funding no less – a misnomer.

Windsor Castle – how that makes you look a Norman

We have Gormley, you’re just gormless.

No taxation, just restoration

Parliamentary contracts to the American nation.

They also own Merlin, you can keep his beard

while The Smiler was built by Gerstlauer.

Nessie is fictional – much like your claims,

but the people of Scotland mostly voted remain.

 

 

If it feels like a home it’s a home,

I’m from here but I still feel alone.

But I see you feel different,

so fuck racist dissidents…

and feel free to call it your own.

 

 

If you don’t respect the law – I feel you should leave

so Tommeh and his gammonati will not be bereaved.

Same goes for the Tories who argued for sovereignty

but wish to treat the law as their personal property.

The law should be Universal,

like that studio in Florida.

Not a drug for dispersal

at the hands of the horrible.

 

 

If it feels like a home it’s a home,

I’m from here but I still feel alone.

But I see you feel different,

so fuck racist dissidents…

and feel free to call it your own.