Andy N is a writer, performer, podcaster, creative writing workshop tutor and sometimes experimental musician from Manchester who also is currently co running Stretford's always welcoming spoken word night 'Speak easy' 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 OR https://www.amazon.co.uk/End-Summer-Andy-N/dp/1326102907/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=) (Kindle version - https://www.amazon.co.uk/End-Summer-Andy-N-ebook/dp/B07DHBSJF4/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8 with additional piece) Third full length collection 'The Birth of Autumn (2018) (Kindle version - https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07FRY8H5L/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1532273990&sr=1-1&keywords=Andy+N+the+birth) OR (Book Version - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Birth-Autumn-Andy-N/dp/0244999694/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=) Fourth Book 'the streets were all we could see' (2020) (Book version - https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0244263493) OR Kindle version - https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B085VLG2VR) Fifth Book 'In the Midst of Winter (Winter 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) OR (Kindle version - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Europa-One-Ebook-Valley-Between-ebook/dp/B01MG7NOK5/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8) 'Europa II' with Nick Armbister (2016) (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Europa-2-True-Cost-War-ebook/dp/B01MXRSAAS) OR (Kindle version with extra poems - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Europa-2-True-Cost-War-ebook/dp/B01MXRSAAS/ref=la_B076B21BVP_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1529128041&sr=1-4) 'Europa III' with Nick Armbister (2019) (Book Version - https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/0244149615/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i13) 'Europa IV' with Nick Armbrister (TBA) 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/) Ghost Story VI - (https://ghoststory6.blogspot.co.uk) ROLE REVERSAL: Book 1 - The Hour of the Wolf (2017) Kindle - (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Hour-Wolf-Role-Reversal-Book-ebook/dp/B078R9W3QL/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8) (Book - http://www.lulu.com/shop/andy-n/the-hour-of-the-wolf-role-reversal-book-1/paperback/product-23435988.html) (Preview - https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=L3VFDwAAQBAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=andy+n+hour+of+the+wolf&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwja94Se-vDaAhULZ8AKHf-lBBQQ6AEIKTAA#v=onepage&q=andy%20n%20hour%20of%20the%20wolf&f=false THE BARBARIANS OF THE WALL Book 1 - Enemy of the Wall (2018) (Kindle - (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Enemy-Wall-Barbarians-Andy-N-ebook/dp/B078R8BFQ9/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1522595886&sr=1-1&keywords=Enemy+of+the+Wall+%3A+The+Barbarians+of+the+Wall) (Book - http://www.lulu.com/shop/andy-n/enemy-of-the-wall-chronicles-of-the-wall-series-book-1/paperback/product-23435704.html) Book 2 - Buried alive on the Wall (2020) FROM FRIENDSHIP TO LOVE Book 1 (2017) Kindle (https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/offer-listing/0244352690/ref=tmm_pap_used_olp_sr?ie=UTF8&condition=used&qid=&sr=) Book (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Friendship-Love-1-Andy-N/dp/0244352690/ref=la_B076B21BVP_1_6?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1525604874&sr=1-6) Preview - (https://books.google.com/books/about/From_Friendship_to_Love_Volume_1.html?id=RXVFDwAAQBAJ) Book 2 (2019) (Book - https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/024414964X/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i0) 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/) and is also the co creator of 'Reading in Bed', a literature review podcast he does with his partner (http://readinginbed.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 email@example.com
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')
All poems are copyright of the originating author. Permission must be obtained before using or performing others' poems.
Hopeless Rescue (13/07/2020)
The day after yesterday and the day before (30/06/2020)
Abandoned Cricket Ground (24/06/2020)
Leaving Lockdown (14/06/2020)
Different kind of protest (08/06/2020)
Dream State (30/05/2020)
Isolation in Spring (25/05/2020)
Homage to Harold Budd (22/05/2020)
Blog link: https://www.writeoutloud.net/blogs/andyn
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