What a year that was, and what a year this will be

January 6, 2011 § Leave a comment

Some of the things I got up to over the last 12 months:

A memoir piece for Granta – Six Snapshots of Partition

Thirst a Poetry Film based on a poem from my upcoming collection FULL BLOOD
(we hope to have this film available for you again soon – just a few tweaks happening)

Elder Moon – An Animated Poetry Film from Recital – An Almanac

Images from a commission for a poem in light, for Canterbury Poetry City

Lustre – A Poetry Film commissioned by Manchester Literature Festival and Art Gallery
plus you can download the whole series of commissioned poems here, along with works by Jeanette Winterson anDing Liying.


Images of a poem for Blackpool enshrined in knitting.


‘Every Atom’ was commissioned by iMove, Alchemy and London 2012 and choreographed and performed with Northern School of Contemporary Dance in the summer, and published in Poetry Review in the winter.


My Children’s Book – Don’t wear It On Your Head was published by SALT..


and some columns on the poetic life on The View From Here blog


What a year that was..




…………and so this year..


there will be Poetry Anthologised in:
The Harper Collins Book of English Poetry by Indians – Harper Collins
Soul Feathers (poetry for MacMillan Cancer Support) – Indigo Dreams
Out Of Bounds – Ed. Jackie Kay – Bloodaxe


the new collection Full Blood from will be out from Salt. Ten years in the writing, while also writing my other books, and marking my twentieth year as a writer.. so this is a year of celebrating big style. 


Lots of live events and readings celebrating Full Blood and a writing life of two decades and counting.


Running a brand new series of poetry writing days in my home town of Hebden Bridge, come and point at the tourists and be poetic at the same time 😉


…and the continuation of the Moon Poems animated films series. 
Check back every Full Moon (next one is 19th Jan)  – Birch Moon


thank you for being along for the ride.


with love


John

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