YARN Festival – The Odyssey, Book Nine

February 24, 2010By AlexBlog 1 Comment

I took part in East London’s YARN festival this year. I was given Book Nine of the Odyssey to re-shape. Below I set out the result, which I read before a very friendly crowd on the evening of 23rd February. I had been nervous about performing my work in public, but there was something really … Read More


February 9, 2010By AlexBlog No Comments

I started off writing poetry. I was a pale, rather studious teenager and this was what we did. I have the poems somewhere in a drawer – overwrought, humourless things that make my skin crawl now. The poem below is the first I have written for ten years, the first since I was a teenager. … Read More