Essays and Articles

The Factory that Never Stops: Mapping the Within

A trip to the Beinecke Library at Yale, New Haven, sent me on a journey exploring poetry and the language of the ‘within.’ Featuring conversations with poet/psychoanalysts Julian Turner and Susanne Lansman, their conversation became as important as their poetry to me.

3:AM Magazine

Assuming the Monster Posture: the Poetry of Vahni Capildeo

Vahni Capildeo has continued to provide some of the most interesting and original poetry in the twenty-first century. Reading her new collection allowed me to return to some of her earlier work.

3:AM Magazine

Judith Levin and the Art of the Moors

Leeds-based artist Judith Levin invited me to her home and studio where I talked to her about her work as she worked (also featuring my photography).

Yorkshire Times

“If you’re not interested in the past, the future won’t be interested in you.”

Michael Schmidt OBE FRSL, spared some of his time to talk to me about Carcanet’s Jubilee, and his own work as a poet and critic.

Yorkshire Times

On ‘Haunting’

Based on a discussion of three horror novellas published by Dead Ink Press, I reflected on the idea of haunting and the male gaze.

Full Stop

Are Ghosts Real, or Do They Just Send Signals?

An essay of narrative non-fiction, featuring travels to Vienna, and ruminations on Freud and Anthony McCall.

The Squawk Back