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Andy N

Email: aen1mpo@yahoo.co.uk
Web: http://onewriterandhispc.blogspot.co.uk/
Twitter: @aen1mpo
Updated: Sun, 3 Sep 2017 04:39 pm

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Biography

Andy N is a 45 year old writer, performer, creative writing workshop tutor and sometimes experimental musician from Manchester. List of Publications: (http://onewriterandhispc.blogspot.co.uk/p/publications.html) Solo Books: First Book 'Return to Kemptown' (2010) (http://www.lulu.com/gb/en/shop/andy-n/return-to-kemptown/paperback/product-17273430.html) Second full length collection 'The End of Summer' (2015) (http://www.lulu.com/shop/andy-n/the-end-of-summer/paperback/product-22086369.html (Kindle version - Forthcoming with additional pieces) Third and Fourth full length collections 'Birth of Autumn' and 'From the Diabetic Ward (** Forthcoming 2019 and 2020?) SPLIT BOOKS: 'A Means to an End' (with Jeff Dawson) (2011) (http://www.lulu.com/gb/en/shop/andy-n-jeff-dawson/a-means-to-an-end/paperback/product-20149362.html) 'Europa' with Nick Armbister (2014) (http://www.lulu.com/gb/en/shop/andy-n-and-nick-armbrister/europa-in-the-dark-valley-between-the-world-wars/paperback/product-21540773.html) 'Europa II' with Nick Armbister (2016) https://www.amazon.co.uk/Europa-2-True-Cost-War-ebook/dp/B01MXRSAAS CHAPBOOKS: 'Mystery Story in 2014 (http://www.origamipoems.com/poets/211-andy-n) Ghost Story (as part off Napwrimo) Poetic Stories: Ghost Story I (http://napowrimo2014.blogspot.co.uk/) Ghost Story II (http://ghoststoryii.blogspot.co.uk/) Ghost Story III (http://ghoststoryiii.blogspot.co.uk/) Ghost Story IV (http://ghoststoryiv.blogspot.co.uk/) Ghost Story V http://ghoststoryv.blogspot.co.uk/** Forthcoming April 2018 ** ROLE REVERSAL: Book 1 - The Night of the Wolf (2017) He has been published in numerous books and magazines and has been performing in some form or the other since 2006 and regularly since 2008 and was also vocalist and keyboardist in the spoken word collective 'A Means to an End' (Can be found on facebook). He is also the editor and chief of Spoken Label, a new spoken word based interview podcast label featuring podcasts with all kinds of writers and artists (https://spokenlabel.bandcamp.com/) His official website is onewriterandhispc.blogspot.co.uk/ and he is always interested in under-taking performing / new projects. His email address is aen1mpo@yahoo.co.uk

Samples

THE END OF SUMMER I Soon Autumn will be here with it’s dusty, driving breeze across the back of your house where poppies would previously dance with you now spit in your face. Autumn will hold your hand when you run to the station every morning jagged with purpose like it was famous for 15 seconds. Soon Autumn will be here and on the road again with leaves dangling in the middle of your garden like a radiogram of an old film. Summer will be dangling slightly just out of touch almost like a party you hadn’t been invited to before the cold weather comes, Leaving, Leaving You wondering had it gone before it had really started? **** CYCLING KNEE HIGH Laid flat out Your cat didn’t move off the window Cycling knee high in her dreams surfacing against the rays of the sunset In-between landscapes Flickering candle like unappeased in serendipity Re-capturing nature’s gift hanging silently in a slight sigh goodnight on a late hot summer’s evening. *** GHOST OF LIVERPOOL EMPIRE Some say she’s always been there by the side of the old stalls only returning back stage after the curtain has fallen down and rain became the audience. Others talk about her butterfly dress floating in the shadows and her shiny red dancing shoes tapping slowly in the distance almost out of earshot. Some remember her when they were young with woodchip eyes and would disappear quicker than a train in a tunnel if you approached her. Few however talk about her crying which tears turned red in the darkness or the coldness near the stage that leaves clues like a treasure hunt instead of a detective novel, And only hints at the tragedy like an outline to a story instead of a full painting that her ghostly shell constantly reacts. *** DAYBREAK COMES TOO SOON Deep filled yellow ridges cloud across the sunrise before turning orange dropping off the bottom of the heavens, Echoing over the hills wordless over the wind towards the sea in a sudden toss back down Coming up too soon. (All from 'The End of Summer')

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Shirley Smothers

Thu 13th Jul 2017 01:47

Hello Andy. Thanks for your comments on my poem THE PRICE OF FREEDOM. I have added two more stanzas to my poem and titled it The Price of Freedom-(extended version).
It still needs fleshing. Thank you again I really appreciate feed back.

Shirley

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Katy Megan Hughes

Sun 20th Nov 2016 21:36

Thank you Andy! : )

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Elizabeth Faitarone

Wed 12th Oct 2016 10:52

Thank you for your comment! Always very supportive, you are not just a marvelous writer but a caring friend and that is a treasure to treasure!

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Genevieve Gore

Wed 24th Aug 2016 10:29

Hi Andy, thank you for reading 'Love Is' & for the kind words.

Emer Ni Chorra

Sat 23rd Jul 2016 00:45

Thank you very much Andy. Keep up the great work :)

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Nigel Astell

Tue 7th Jun 2016 12:30

Working on it - - - could call it
Brown Bare Ass with Red Bits in the Middle!

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Nigel Astell

Mon 18th Apr 2016 12:02

Cheers Andy

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Gus Jonsson

Sun 17th Jan 2016 13:11

Thank You Andy
much appreciated.....hope you are well
Gus

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Gus Jonsson

Sun 17th Jan 2016 13:09

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Nigel Astell

Tue 15th Dec 2015 11:12

Loved the twelve nights after Christmas

all the best mate for the new year

thinking of enrolling at Cambridge

but only to enter the free competition

on my first day I must find out

what rooms will be free for the photo shoot!

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Nigel Astell

Tue 17th Nov 2015 13:27

Saw your comment on Stockport W O L

You can't call me lovely Nigel till we get those glossy photos back from Rachel Andy darling x

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Nigel Astell

Sun 15th Nov 2015 12:48

me too

lets hope Rachel can get another railway station set up

but it must have a good bar to go with it!

thanks for putting my poems on your blog.

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Nigel Astell

Wed 28th Oct 2015 14:48

Hope your interview went O.K

Had a great day out on Saturday

Will send Rachel a poem for the launch on November 14th

Went out Monday night to a pub called The Puss in Boots

and had a dizzy blonde not as tasty as my black pussy!

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Nigel Astell

Fri 23rd Oct 2015 15:36

The Morning Train

Catching the right one is what I have to do
but if everyone I ask frowns then keeps shaking head
must be on the train that has the mystery trip!

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Nigel Astell

Thu 17th Sep 2015 17:38

Thanks Andy or is it Sexy Legs?

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Nigel Astell

Fri 31st Jul 2015 16:16

Cheers Andy

must dash just meeting the barmaids sister down at the pub she says she is looking for a house share we will tell her she has to share everything then we will have a housewarming tonight!

Rebecca Miller

Mon 27th Jul 2015 18:46

Andy, thank you for your comment on 'R'. Much appreciated.

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Nigel Astell

Mon 27th Jul 2015 14:04

Glad you liked it - - - good luck with the West End Writers!

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Katy Megan Hughes

Thu 9th Jul 2015 17:54

Thank you Andy, really appreciate your feedback

Martin Elder

Tue 30th Jun 2015 18:31

Hi Andy
Thanks for your comments on 'Not from round here' It is based on an event that happened to me as a student walking back to the car loaded with books as opposed to just loaded! He was quite insistent that I came form London and was happy when I agreed. Hope to see you next week.

Lynn Hamilton

Tue 16th Jun 2015 19:10

Hello Andy. Thanks for reading and commenting on the 'The 19th Floor'. Much appreciated and chuffed to bits you enjoyed it.

Lynn Hamilton

Sun 14th Jun 2015 17:29

Hi Andy. Thanks for reading and your comments, once again x.

Lynn Hamilton

Mon 8th Jun 2015 13:22

Hi Andy. Thank you for your comments. Very much appreciated. x

Lan

Sun 17th May 2015 13:23

Hi Andy, thanks for reading and commenting on Beachcombing - much appreciated x

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Ian Whiteley

Wed 13th May 2015 18:51

Andy
thanks very much for commenting on 'Once Upon A Time' - a little whimsy and nostalgia - but I'm pleased that you liked it
Ian

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Nicola Beckett

Sat 9th May 2015 01:47

I like the poem , ticket to Ride , very evocative :)

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Eva Elizabeth

Thu 7th May 2015 18:04

Thank you for your lovely comment on "The Poetry Bug"! Was really nice to hear x

Preeti Sinha

Thu 7th May 2015 14:59

Hello Andy, thank u for always being so supportive and kind ! Much appreciated....

Lynn Hamilton

Wed 15th Apr 2015 10:17

Hello Andy, It was great to meet you too and thanks for taking the time to read, your advice and listening round the back!! I really enjoyed listening to everyone on the night - you all read so well. I will check out Jeff's night. Is it on the same day as the Wigan event in the afternoon?
You obviously have been writing for a while so I will grab a cup of tea one Sunday afternoon and have a proper read.
Lynn

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Donna Marie Beck

Sun 12th Apr 2015 14:46

Thanks Andy, for your comment on Night Watch.

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