Waking Dreams with Lawrence Sail

Next month I’ll be reading, with novelist Thomas Legendre,  at the Flying Goose Cafe in Chilwell Rd, Beeston. It’s the first time the Shoestring Press readings series has had two prose writers, so I hope we’ll get an audience (7,30-9, only £3). I’ll be previewing my new novel ‘Bone and Cane’, which Tindal Street publish in March.

To give you a taste of the venue, here’s a short film I made last week, with the permission of Lawrence Sail. I rate Lawrence as one of the very best poets writing in this country at the moment. He was launching his New & Selected Poems, ‘Waking Dreams’, which I can’t recommend highly enough. ‘Feeding The Dolls’, first published in ‘Eye-Baby’, is followed by ‘The Musical Box’ from ‘The World Returning’. While I put a lot of my poetry videos on the Beeston International Poetry Festival facebook site (view them here), this is the first time I’ve uploaded onto YouTube. I may follow this with more from Lawrence and Sue Dymoke, who was reading with him. But no, I won’t be filming myself.

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