2019
Here's some more upcoming dates:



Glasgow – 8th May, 5.30 pm –7pm– Glasgow, City Halls - with other writers who have worked in the OPen University - including the mighty Maureen Boyle! More details to follow.


11th May – The Little Bookshop, Cookham – 2 pm


London – 13th May, 7pm – 9pm – Harrisons Bar, 28 Harrison Street, London - reading alongside Alex Wylie and Lisa Kiew. This is my first real event in London in years - so if you know me, and don't hate me overly, come along - Alex and Lisa are always good and I know some bawdy jokes.


Belfast – 8th June – 8.00pm-9.30pm – The Crescent, Belfast - alongside Miriam Gamble and Alex Wylie! This is with the Belfast Book Festival. Come on. I'll buy you a pint.


Edinburgh – 25th July – 7.30-8.30pm -Pollock Halls, Edinburgh - in association with Suiss. Come on - it will be fun!




Here's a bunch of Launch Dates:

Thursday 21st March – The Scottish Poetry Library, 5 Crichton's Close, Edinburgh – 7.00pm

This is a triple launch with the wonderful Beverlie Bie Brahic, Nina Bogin and Eoghan Walls. I can't wait to see their work, and hope I don't stand out too much with the paucity of b-s in my name. £3 in - here's the website. Scottish pals - I will of course be going for a pint afters - I'll buy you one.


Friday 22nd March – Waterstones, Kings St, Lancaster – 7.00pm

This is here in Lancaster. Free wine, free entry. If you want cake, pm me ahead of the event: I'll see how far my budget stretches.


Monday 25th March – The Central Library, Foyle Street, Derry – 6.45pm

Back home in the DC! Free entry - and they only do coffee and tea and biscuits, but it will be right across from Sandinos, so we can head there for pints afters.


Tuesday 26th March – The American Bar, Dock Street, Belfast – 7.30pm

Back in Belfast! This one's in a bar - with the bright star of Marcella Prince - so if you are about, pop in for a pint and a poem!


Saturday 8th June - The River Mill Reading - more information to follow!

2018 and Before
Poetry/Prose Reading with Eoghan Walls and Neil Campbell
Mon 02 October , 6.30pm, Live Literature -  Bolton Central Library and Museum
Come and here me and the wonderful Mr Campbell at the Bolton Library! http://www.boltonlams.co.uk/whats-on/1817/live-literature-neil-campbell-and-eoghan-walls-bolton-central-library-and-museum

A Reading of Heidegger's Poetry in Translation
Deutsche Literatur Archiv, Marbach, Germany, September (Precise date TBC)
A reading from Heidegger's Gedachtes, and my own translation of the verse, with a discussion on the possibility of translation.

Lancaster Words: The Paul Muldoon Interview
Saturday 8th July 20.30 - 21.30: Lancaster Waterstones - All Welcome

The Lancaster Words Festival concludes with Paul Muldoon, in conversation with fellow poet, Eoghan Walls.  This will be a great chance to see Paul Muldoon, the worlds most widely read anglophone poet, who has won nearly every award there is for poetry including the Pulitzer, in conversation with my little self. I am really looking forward to it, if not a little star-struck.

For more information please see www.lancaster.ac.uk/lancasterwords or email: lancasterwords@lancaster.ac.uk


Poetry Reading with Eoghan Walls and Graham Mort

Monday3rd July, 8pm-10pm: County Common Room, Lancaster University 

Evening Reading with Eoghan Walls and Graham Mort, County Common Room, County Main.


Manchester Poetry Prize (http://www2.mmu.ac.uk/writingcompetition/winners/2016/)
Some footage of the prize ceremony here, as well as a link to the shortlisted poems. Although I didn't pick up the prize, it was great to be shortlisted among these superb poets.  Watch out for Eric Berlin - he is the future!