It feels good to be back making work after a little time off. The usual tumultuous Christmas/new year. The winter run around in my faulty meat suit has left me feeling that I need another holiday.
A few days of quiet perhaps.
The closest I'll get to that is page work. Dedicating time to think about words and how I want to use them, so as January Rolls into February I can look forward to plenty of time with paper and pen.
Alongside the new writing, there has been a resurgence of performance hunger.
The desire to get my work off the page and into the ears of an audience has always been something I felt was important, but that my body rarely allowed. Now it seems that I have been given a bit of respite it only seems right to begin to use my voice again.
So I'm beginning an Audio experiment.
The first two poems to go into edit are 'Cloud Swell' and the first part of A growing collection Called the insomnia Suite, featuring 'Sooner still I'm wakeful' and 'Sounds like thunder smells like heat' you can hear them both Here.
I'm also planning to get back on to get back onto the performance circuit in my city. the excellent Verve poetry festival is taking place from the 14th to the 18th of February in Birmingham and should not be missed.
If I take the stage, ill let you know!
I'd love to hear what you think of the recorded versions its been a while since i fired up the DAW so any advice is welcome. As always feel free to comment or hit me up on twitter @Think_write_fly.