Here is a video of a track from Vanity Project, called Pentecost.
So this is living;
all snot and sacrament,
clocks with blank faces,
I’m utterly floored.
I’d dry your feet with my hair
but, ‘you know’, friction burns.
With every head bowed, every eye closed,
So this is breathing;
tongues of the angels,
the tears of my fathers
bed down on my cheeks.
‘Is that oil on your hands?’
No, I’m just a sweaty man
with an earthquake in my heart
As a young man, I had vision.
As an old man, let me dream.
So this is falling;
it’s not the first time.
Oh God, when you smile.
Oh God, when you smile.
Sing your evening perfume songs,
scratch our names upon a wall.
Rise up and walk
Simon Travers (C) 2017
I’ve had a couple of poems, ‘a toast’ and ‘I am pregnant with proclamations of love’ from Anatomy added to an Anthologia on gender collected by Plymouth’s poet laureate, Blaidh Nemorlith (Thom Boulton).
You can read the Anthologia here.
As well as my stuff, there is work from other lovely Plymouth poets and an essay on gender too. It’s a really diverse and interesting selection.
Very excited to be appearing at The Language Club in Plymouth on 27th April. Here’s a preview of the night in the Plymouth Herald. The headliner of the night is Sophie Mayer and there are a bunch of good Plymouth poets too. Should be a great night.
Also excited about my first trip to Taking the Mic in Exeter which is happening this Wednesday.
Today, I am adding two further imaginary cricket poems to the collection of Ten10 tales. They are:
Mrs Line and Length – about a slump in form for Queen Elizabeth II
The Children’s Television Allstars Franchise is Revoked
Hope that you find something to like in them. Will post more soon.
There have been a few nice press related things recently.
Firstly, the Lunar poetry review of Anatomy is now fully online and can be read here.
Secondly, William Telford at the Plymouth Herald is doing an excellent job in covering Plymouth’s poetry and creative writing scene. Here are two of his reports from events that I have recently performed at.
Cross Country Writers, February 2016
The Word, March 2016
Finally, Tom Vowler, the headliner at the Word night, is currently attempting to crowdfund a collection of short stories. I like Tom writing. I find he has a way of getting under my skin. The Plymouth Herald report about his campaign is here. His crowd funding campaign page is here.