Here’s my new collection, Another Last Word, a chapbook published by The Red Ceilings Press. A limited edition of 40 numbered copies. Thanks to Mark Cobley.
‘I never thought you were going to start making poetry out of your own hopelessness’ – Gillian Yates
‘I laughed out loud as well as now and then wincing. Individually they’re like when some cartoons become art, like ‘Lost Consonants’ in the Guardian, but they’re even more than that altogether, the way the poems work with each other. I could see you reading them in Dictionary Corner on Eight Out of Ten Cats Does Countdown, though you’d have to win X Factor first, to be invited on’ – Peter Sansom
I have six new poems on M58, some of which will appear in my forthcoming collection Another Last Word. Thanks to Andrew Taylor.
Great to have five new poems on Litter. They’re from my new collection, which is due out in a few days. Thanks to Alan Baker
I’ve just come across another review of Birmingham Canal Navigation on Sphinx. It’s written by Matthew Paul, and you can find it here. Entitled ‘The Iruption of Memory, it begins: ‘As Roy Fisher had Birmingham River, so Cliff Yates has Birmingham Canal Navigation, a Sinclairesque, psychogeographical peregrination around the city of his birth and upbringing, and nearby Coventry…’
I just came across this review on Sphinx, of my new collection Birmingham Canal Navigation. Thanks to Ramona Herdman, and to Happenstance Press. The review begins: ‘These poems feel real to me. I believe in their Birmingham. I believe in Luke and the frisbee. I don’t care whether everything really happened exactly as set down…’
Pleased to say that my new collection Birmingham Canal Navigation is the Featured Title in the latest issue of the North. Thanks to Peter and Ann Sansom.
Great to have a poem, ‘Temple Street’, from my new collection, on One Hand Clapping today. Thanks to Alan Humm.
There’s a reveiw of my new collection, Birmingham Canal Navigation, up on Litter magazine today. Thanks to Alan Baker.
Great to have a new poem, ‘Table 9’, on One Hand Clapping in good company. Thanks to Alan Humm. ‘Table 9’ will appear in my new pamphlet from Knives Forks and Spoons Press, which is due out this autumn. The Kanteen isn’t a spelling mistake, it’s a cafe in the Birmingham’s Custard Factory.