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Amended Price List

In Process on May 4, 2010 at 9:34 pm


Framed, personally autographed copy of any previously published poem by the poet on acid free paper. Size A4. Upgrade 39 B3. With photo. 49. Read the rest of this entry »


Lessons from a week of handwriting

In Process on February 3, 2010 at 10:00 pm

Scribble scratch a swiggle sways and loo



       ps down under


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This Piece of Writing

In Process on January 26, 2010 at 10:00 pm

I fell in love with this piece of writing about fifteen minutes ago when I decided to start writing it. Rather, I fell in love with the idea of writing it, since it didn’t exist yet. But now that I have started writing it, I am officially in love with this piece of writing. Read the rest of this entry »

These are my pictures

In Process on January 6, 2010 at 10:00 pm

These are my pictures:

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.     _===-0
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Pity Party

In Process on September 17, 2009 at 7:37 pm

Columbus Day, Noon.

When I click open my inbox the name pops up. I’m not sure how to feel. Excited, but also nervous. This agent has shown interest once before, the only one so far. I breathe in, staring at the name in the inbox. This needs to be good.

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How Not To Win A Writing Competition

In Process on August 7, 2009 at 11:33 am

The first and foremost rule of not winning a writing competition is this: don’t read the rules.

For instance:

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Why I cannot listen to rap music and write at the same time

In Process on July 20, 2009 at 10:14 pm

Dear Lil Wayne,

I have been sat here at a desk for hours. More accurately, it is an adjustable table which I have by the side of my bed and I am sat on my bed with the table in front of me. My back hurts a little and I read somewhere that this is not the best way to sit. Don’t worry, I’ll live.

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Is this why you can’t look me in the face when you’re (writing about) slitting my throat?

In Process on July 7, 2009 at 11:07 pm

– A fevered dialogue. Internal. A fevered dialogue. Let’s go external. Let’s go ballistic. Go.

Yes, it all makes sense now. It all makes sense. Crystal. Stab me with your pen to make sure that it’ll all resound with the same perfect but unquantifiable clarity when I’ve got a fraying chasm in the centre of my chest, will you? Stab me repeatedly. I’ll need a bigger hole, not just some glancing flesh wound. You’re not trying hard enough, damn you.

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Smoking with Camus

In Process on May 18, 2009 at 9:31 pm

How do you write?
Writers are often asked about why they write, but often I find myself more interested in how they write.

By ‘writer’, I mean a person who writes quite simply because they have to. They write because it’s a part of how they interact with the world. It’s as much a part of them as their freckles or perversions; it’s what they do.

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Writing about writing is harder than writing about things that aren't anything to do with writing

In Process on April 21, 2009 at 7:20 pm

I think that the biggest problem I have is that I really don’t think I am a good writer. I don’t mean this in a way that is designed to provoke a complementary response. What I am trying to say is that I am not very good at writing.

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