Hi; I'm a poet based in the North West of England. Publications: Waiting for Nancy (2015) http://www.lulu.com/shop/gray-nicholls/waiting-for-nancy/paperback/product-22502540.html?ppn=1 Selected Scenes from the end of the World (2017) (Goya Press - Forthcoming) Mini Soap Operas (2017/ 2018) (Goya Press - Forthcoming)
IF I WERE A PROPER POET If I were a proper poet I would write in Shakespearean And constantly refer to Larkin Every other line or so. I would write poems Far more angry than Plath And show Hughes How he should have wrote the Crow. I would walk in the Sally Gardens Every other lunchtime with Keats And hug Tennyson as he crossed Backwards and forwards on the bar. I would give the Owl And the Pussycat a motorboat Before getting Milligan pissed so the Ning Nang Nong became the sing Sang Song. If I were a proper poet I would shake Owen by the hand And stick Kipilings’s head Into a cup of worms, But I’m not So I’ll just keep rambling And write vague threats To Armitage and Duffy. *** WALK ON THE WILD SIDE Our story started at the ending before falling through the looking glass cut across boundaries instead of cut out train journeys into a beginning that nobody remembered, cast out across forgotten islands rattling with memories stone stepped across sticking records on mourning paths lost in perfect days and a constant walk on the wild side. (For Sian, a huge Lou Reed fan still walking on the wild side)
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Count the Stars (21/05/2016)
Too Old (03/01/2016)
Waiting for Nancy (Book) now out (28/12/2015)
Love of Chips (26/09/2015)
Your Best Friend (20/09/2015)
Rail replacement bus from Manchester to Bolton (22/08/2015)
Heading towards 50 (21/08/2015)
Hung out to Dry (23/05/2015)
Chords of Aberration (16/04/2015)
Acceptance of a poem (16/03/2015)
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