Andy N is the author of six full length poetry collections, the most recent being 'haiku of life' and numerous split poetry books, including 'run away with me in 7 words' with his wife Amanda Steel (Also known as Amanda Nicholson) He is the co-host of Chorlton Cum Hardy's always welcoming Spoken Word Open Mic Night which meets on the 1st Weds of each month and he does ambient music under the name of Ocean in a Bottle. He is also the host and the creator of 'Spoken Label', a poet, writer and artist Podcast series also the co creator of 'Reading in Bed', a literature review podcast he does with Amanda Nicholson and hosts among other podcasts. His official website is onewriterandhispc.blogspot.co.uk/ and he is always interested in under-taking performing / new projects. His email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
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 over the top of the balcony. *** 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')
Publications / Books
SOLO BOOKS: 1st Book 'Return to Kemptown' (2010) (Reissued 2020) 2nd Book 'The End of Summer' (2015) 3rd Book 'The Birth of Autumn (2018) 4th Book 'the streets were all we could see' (2020) 5th Book 'Underground Haiku' (2021) 6th Book 'Haiku of life (2021) 7th Book 'From the Diabetic Ward (2022) SPLIT BOOKS: 'A Means to an End' (with Jeff Dawson) (2011) 'Europa' (with Nick Armbister) (2014) 'Europa II' (with Nick Armbister) (2016) 'Europa III' (with Nick Armbister) (2019) 'Run away with me in 7 words' (with Amanda Steel) (2019) 'Europa IV' (with Nick Armbrister) (2020) 'The lockdown was all we could see' (with Amanda Steel) (2020) 'The snow was all we could see' (with Amanda Steel) (2021) 'Run away with me again in eight words' (with Amanda Steel) (2022) 'Europa V' (with Nick Armbrister) (2022) 'Europa VI' (with Nick Armbrister) (2022) SELECTED POEMS BOOKS: Selected Poems Volume 1 (2022) ** Forthcoming ** Selected Poems Volume 2 (2023) ** Forthcoming ** CHAPBOOKS: 'Mystery Story (2014) (http://www.origamipoems.com/poets/211-andy-n) Selected scenes from the end of the world (2020) Games People Play (2020) 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) THE BARBARIANS OF THE WALL Book 1 - Enemy of the Wall (2018) Book 2 - Buried alive on the Wall (2020) FROM FRIENDSHIP TO LOVE From Friendship to love I (2017) From Friendship to love II (2019) NON FICTION: Adventures in sound and music - articles for the Sunday Tribune Volume 1 - 2019 to 2021 (2021) Adventures in sound and music - articles for the Sunday Tribune Volume 2 - 2021 - 2022 (2022 - ** Forthcoming ** )
All poems are copyright of the originating author. Permission must be obtained before using or performing others' poems.
Haiku in Bloom 30 (04/05/2022)
Unusual Customer (07/03/2022)
4 Science Fiction Nightmares at the edge of Madness (27/02/2022)
4 Memories at the edge of Darkness (07/02/2022)
4 Endings (24/01/2022)
Three x Winter Haiku (09/01/2022)
Blog link: https://www.writeoutloud.net/blogs/andyn
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