Free Poetry Zine, Vicar*?

Some of you might not know that I’m part of a lovely Nottingham collective called DIY Poets. We’ve been making a free poetry zine for well over ten years now. It’s been suggested that it’s the longest running free zine in the UK, but we’d love to find a longer running one!

Anyway, as people have quite rightly gone off grabbing things from the flyers bit of bars and cafes, we’ve made issue 49 online only.

You can find it here:

You can also find back issues here:

You can submit to the next issue too. Email address is in the zine.


*people who are not vicars are also very welcome to read it ๐Ÿ™‚

One Foot in the Rave is coming to Nottingham!

Hello! I have some exciting news. I’m bringing some award winning spoken word theatre to Nottingham on 17th April, if you fancied popping down.

One Foot In The Raveย is the debut verse play from performance poet Alexander Rhodes. The show is an energetic mix of agony and total ecstasy. Set to a backdrop of remixed club classics, Alexander moves effortlessly between the characters and scenes, delivering the chemical highs and pitiful lows.

Supported by DIY Poets.

Friday 17th April, @ City Arts, Nottingham. Doors 7.30pm, show starts at 8pm.

Tickets are ยฃ10 / ยฃ8 concessions, available from here:

You can read more about the show here:

The play is magnificent, full of twists, turns, emotion and 90s classics. This is the biggest event I’ve put on to date, so it’d be great if it was a sell out.

Maybe see you there ๐Ÿ™‚

Squiggles and Sounds

Hello ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope to be posting on here more regularly from now on. In the meantime, here’s a video of me from the World Jam Anthology book launch at Peggy’s Skylight in April 2019. Better late than never, right!

The anthology showcases poems in many different languages, from first and second language English speakers who have made Nottingham their home. The poem is a celebration of language, of how our different ways to say the same stuff can unite us. I hope you like it! If you don’t, then apologies for wasting 102 seconds of your time.

Thanks to John Berry for filming.

You can find WorldJam and the book on facebook at @worldjampoetryandmusic.