Archive for August, 2016

Sunday, August 21st, 2016


Meanwhile the rain began to spittle down a bit
on to the cabbage patch, the weather having arrived at last
and the collapse of all known political systems
was bound to follow on soon after

Saturday, August 20th, 2016


There’s bad weather ahead said Captain Cormorant
and fluffed up his feathers in preparation for stormy weather

Friday, August 19th, 2016



Gabrielle Santos is a tourist from somewhere in South America who has been sightseeing in our “granny flat” now for approaching seven weeks. The local police do not seem at all interested, and we are now awaiting a response from the Home Office, wherever that is.

Thursday, August 18th, 2016



Richard Catchpole’s libretto Prose Poems & Death Marches for Theresa May is currently in the process of being imagined. He is an occasional literary critic, and works part-time on the checkout at Waitrose.

Wednesday, August 17th, 2016



Biff Clumperson is a poet, and also occasionally dances with the experimental troupe Toes Facing In All Directions. At the time of writing he is travelling in Hertfordshire.

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016



Angela Angel’s critical work – Thunder & Lightning: a Weather Girl’s Reading of Catherine Cookson – is still eagerly awaited. Ms. Angel is currently reading a lot.

Monday, August 15th, 2016



Arisztid Szilágy’s 1999 novel The Jellied Eel Murders is due to re-published in Penguin’s Cockney Classics series in 2017.

Sunday, August 14th, 2016


awakened by the sound of hammering
that seemed designed to drown the sound of thunder

Saturday, August 13th, 2016


Domestic sorrows and other assorted disappointments amongst a host of transcendental sublimities
To rise above one’s epic pains or the simple turbulence of the everyday

Friday, August 12th, 2016


The fantasy element is ever-present
But there can be no more shutting oneself away