School Cleaner poem published in the forthcoming issue of Lunar Poetry magazine.

School Cleaner poem published in the forthcoming issue of Lunar Poetry magazine.

November 2014

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Review in Sabotage Reviews of Julie Maclean's poetry pamphlet, Kiss of the Viking

Review in Sabotage Reviews of Julie Maclean's poetry pamphlet, Kiss of the Viking

October 17th 2014

In an interview with Tania Hershman last year, Julie Maclean said that she loves ‘to feel the spirit of a place’, and in her new pamphlet, Kiss of the Viking, she manages to convey that spirit in her poems, written after a study tour of Scandinavia.

These are not ‘holiday’ poems, although they don’t shy away from touristic experience- a poem as a visit to Kronberg Castle, ‘Gawp’, being a case in point. Read more

Camaradefest II collaborative poetry reading, Rich Mix, London

Camaradefest II collaborative poetry reading, Rich Mix, London

25th October 2014

Showing parallel with Laurie Lee: Poetry, Art and Landscape, this exhibition will be showing new work created by artists who were inspired by their experiences when participating in the Laurie Lee Centenary Walks.

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Work in progress for Over The Fields on display as part of The Art of Walking show, Museum in the Park, Stroud

Work in progress for Over The Fields on display as part of The Art of Walking show, Museum in the Park, Stroud

September 6th-October 5th 2014

Showing parallel with Laurie Lee: Poetry, Art and Landscape, this exhibition will be showing new work created by artists who were inspired by their experiences when participating in the Laurie Lee Centenary Walks.

www.museuminthepark.org.uk/the-art-of-walking/

That’s Not How I Remember It - The Rose Theatre, Kingston Upon Thames

That’s Not How I Remember It - The Rose Theatre, Kingston Upon Thames

June 25th 2014

That’s Not How I Remember It event with Dr Alison Baverstock, on writing memoir, as part of the Kingston Connections Festival of Stories. Yesterday’s talk at The Rose Theatre Gallery on family memoirs included presentations by two local writers, Lucy Furlong and Louise Johncox, who have both had direct experience in composing explorations of their family’s past with the intent of publishing their work.{ Read more }

Kingston Writing School Reading Series: Poetry reading with Professor Patricia Phillippy

Kingston Writing School Reading Series: Poetry reading with Professor Patricia Phillippy

Poetry reading at Rhythm and Muse, Kingston Upon Thames

Poetry reading at Rhythm and Muse, Kingston Upon Thames

March 27th 2014

Recorded at Rhythm and Muse, The Ram Jam Club, Kingston Upon Thames, on 27th March 2014. An evening dedicated to poems written by 10 Kingston-based writers in response to the recent Boudicca show, The Liquid Game, at The Stanley Picker Gallery.

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<i>En Plein Air; Warschauer Aftershow</i> photographs published on M58

En Plein Air; Warschauer Aftershow photographs published on M58

Poem <i>Lunch in Ars en Re</i> nominated for the Forward Prize for Best Single Poem

Poem Lunch in Ars en Re nominated for the Forward Prize for Best Single Poem

March 2014

We are very happy to announce our nominations for this year’s Forward Prize for Best Single Poem. They are:

‘Postcards from the Northwest’ – Caitlin MacKenzie
‘Our Return to Sierra Vista’ – Jeffrey C. Alfier
‘Lunch in Ars en Ré’ – Lucy Furlong
‘Birdsong in the May-wood’ – Tim Keane
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<i>Maintenant Group Reading</i> at Fjender event, part of Steven J Fowler's Enemies project

Maintenant Group Reading at Fjender event, part of Steven J Fowler's Enemies project

March 2014

Held on March 15th 2014, at the Rich mix arts centre in Shoreditch, London, Fjender (part of the Enemies project www.weareenemies.com) celebrated cutting edge avant garde poetry from Europe, centred around contemporary Danish poets.

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Began <i>InHous</i>, Found poetry project at Housmans Bookshop (ongoing)

Began InHous, Found poetry project at Housmans Bookshop (ongoing)

Jan 2014

Poetry project at Housmans Bookshop (ongoing) inhous.tumblr.com/

Poem Lunch in <i>Ars en Re nominated</i> for the Pushcart Prize

Poem Lunch in Ars en Re nominated for the Pushcart Prize

Dec 2013

While on the subject of awards, we made our first ever Pushcart Prize nomination this time last year. After lots of re-reading, this year we’ve decided to nominate three poems, one essay and two short stories. They are…{ Read more }

The Big Fun Run for Gingerbread published on Gingerbread website

The Big Fun Run for Gingerbread published on Gingerbread website

Nov 2013

In October 2013, Gingerbread member Lucy signed up to take part in the Big Fun Run to raise money for our work. Here’s her account of what kept her motivated even when rain threatened to stop play

A couple of months ago, in the midst of writing my dissertation, I registered to run 5km around Crystal Palace Park to raise money for Gingerbread. At the time it seemed like a good idea – running allows me some head space…{ Read more }

'Six self-publishing surprises', The Guardian

2013

The most exciting writing in this area goes beyond conventional publishing into exciting new realms. Here’s a few of my discoveries

Furlong’s Amniotic City

I met Lucy Furlong on Twitter following an event at the Poetry Café. As I always do when I meet new people, I had a look at her website, and discovered that she had written Amniotic City, a beautifully produced fold-out psychogeographical poetry map that depicts London’s hidden feminine archetypes…{ Read more }

Kingston writing school poetry reading - Lucy Furlong

Kingston writing school poetry reading - Lucy Furlong

2013

Held on July 10th 2013, in the John Galsworthy building of Kingston University, London, a poetry reading was held to close out the writing school’s first international pedagogy conference.

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Poets for Pussy Riot II - Lucy Furlong

Poets for Pussy Riot II - Lucy Furlong

2012

Since the first Poets for Pussy Riot event, held on August 29th 2012, Nadezha Tokolonnikova and Maria Alyokhina remain in prison, serving out sentences in notorious penal colonies. The community of poets that came together then, as an act of solidarity and commitment that this injustice should not be forgotten, came together once more on November 21st, in the Free Word centre in Farringdon, in London, in association with English PEN.

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Poets for Pussy Riot Protest - Lucy Furlong

Poets for Pussy Riot Protest - Lucy Furlong

2012

On October 1st 2012 English PEN convened a Poetry Protest for Pussy Riot outside the Russian Embassy in London. Poets featured in the anthology ‘Catechism: Poems for Pussy Riot’ (also published on 1st October 2012) recited their poems on the day of the appeal hearing for Pussy Riot in Russia.

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'Lunch in Ars en Re', poem published in Structo Magazine issue 10

2013

Structo Magazine issue 10 – Our tenth issue features—by accident, honestly—ten short stories, ten poems, two interviews (author Evie Wyld and poet/translator/author/editor David Constantine) and an essay about book addiction in the family. It will be released on the 7th of August, but you’d be more than welcome to pick up a copy at our launch on the 3rd of August if you happen…{ Read more }

'Lemonade', poem published on Solidarity Park Poems website

2013

We caught lemons thrown from windows
and rubbed the sweet juice and pulp across our faces,
citrus comfort for swollen skin, bruised fruit trodden
into streets strewn with metal,…{ Read more }

'Legacy: A letter to my mother', poem published in Kingston University’s Ripple Magazine

2013

Each year one or two MA Publishing students are commissioned to produce RiPPLE. This time around Iris Poesse and I were fortunate enough to get the job… and a big one it turned out to be. We experienced the entire process of bringing a book to life; from finding the authors and content, to sending it…{ Read more }

'Flown on Balsa' poem published in Structo Magazine issue 9

2013

Structo Magazine issue 9 – This issue features 13 short stories, 21 poems, two interviews (writer Stella Duffy and Bodley’s Librarian Sarah Thomas) and an essay promoting caffeine addiction. Or something like that. It was released on the 28th of January 2013.

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'Tricky D.I.S.C.O' poem published in Catechism, English Pen

2012

‘Catechism: Poems for Pussy Riot’ wins Best Poetry Anthology in the 2013 Saboteur Awards

Awarded annually by the team at Sabotage, the Saboteur Awards honour the Indie Lit publications they’ve most enjoyed during the year. Over a thousand members of the public voted for both the shortlist and the winners of the 12 categories, which were announced on 29 May at the Book Club, London…{ Read more }

New York, the Grid / London, the Labyrinth

2012

Poems published in Lyrical Beats anthology

Rhythm & Muse celebrated its fifth anniversary this year with the launch of Lyrical Beats – a rich and diverse anthology including established poets and musicians plus many new and emerging voices, some published for the first time…{ Read more }

People Watching; Roxanne

2012

Short story and poem published in the second Loose Muse anthology

Over the last year and the next at least, thanks to the Arts Council of England, Loose Muse will be able to commission new work twice a year, to coincide with the publication and launch of… { Read more }

Sunday Night (The Squeezed Middle)

Sunday Night (The Squeezed Middle)

2011

Poem published in Kingston University’s Ripple Magazine

Olivia: Priestess of Isis

Olivia: Priestess of Isis

2011

Film review published in Sage Woman Magazine

Friday Night, New York City

Friday Night, New York City

2011

Poem published in Kingston University’s Ripple Magazine

The Hospital Club – Performing Poetry feature

April 2011

I stumbled lonely as a cloud that stutters and blushes and bashes the mic stand. And dares to hope for a moment that makes it all worthwhile. In the darkness of daring-do that is standing up and baring your soul in the name of poetry… { Read more }

Richmond and Twickenham Times - Evidently John Cooper Clarke review

Richmond and Twickenham Times - Evidently John Cooper Clarke review

April 2011