SE: Still a Mystery

‘all writing is an act of improvisation on some level’ David Sylvian  ‘obsession is the thing that carries people forward creatively’ Brian Eno   SE is 10 years old this month and what to say about it. Well, it took a long time to write, about four years, longer than A Lyrical Oasis and that has […]

Beats Per Minute: Press Release

Original cover for the epk sent to various magazines. Five additional versions were produced for magazines in the USA, each featuring differing stories from the book. Beats Per Minute is re-released this month, here’s the original press release from 2008… Who wants to do another poems book or travelogue when lets face it, although Kelvin […]

Beats Per Minute: Beautiful and Cruel

Well, this is it, as close as I get to ‘erotic’ writing (along with Italian Girlfriend) and named after No-Man’s song – God knows what Tim ‘neither Steve Davis or Benedict Cumberbatch’  Bowness will think of this (or for that matter Steven ‘Pantene Pro V’ Wilson), anyway without further ado I give you… BEAUTIFUL AND CRUEL A […]

SPECIAL: Beats Per Minute and A Lady of a Certain Age

Greetings from the streets of Gibraltar! I am getting a lot of requests for my 2008 book Beats Per Minute (ironically from the ladies that stop and talk to me). Ironic in that the book comprises short stories all named after songs dealing with rejection and unrequited love. An oddity in my bibliography, it was […]

A Lyrical Oasis: Press Release

Originally released in April 1997, A Lyrical Oasis is one of the best examples of a collection specifically written as a (near) sequential poetry book, owing much to the art and music that then inspired me during its creation (David Bomberg, Cocteau Twins, Peter Kingsbery etc). Writing commenced in the starving poet’s garret in Newport, […]