An active supporter of TRAIL (Trail Recycled Art in Landscape), in his 4th year of organising text-based events at the festival with a working knowledge of the written and spoken word – teaching Creative Writing and acting as organiser of numerous poetry and prose events in London, Bristol, Cardiff, Penarth and latterly, Teignmouth, Paignton and Torquay.
A proven exponent of short-short fiction, the majority of whose prose work is described as flash fiction: the texts deal with the fantastic nature of the ordinary imparting an exotic dream-like quality, often overlaid with myth and traditional story-telling narrative. They’re also very, very short.
Publication of numerous poems, prose poems and short-short stories in literary ‘small magazines’, AND:
Summer 2011: developing a collaboration with musicians and writers from Paignton and the South Hams to generate improvised music and improvised words at a variety of venues;
June 2011: in partnership with Bryce Dumont and Robert Garnham producing innovative improvised texts (http://soundcloud.com/epicentrebookcafe/sets/epicentres-first-music-night/) (and subsequently broadcast on Soundart Radio 102.5 FM);
January, 2011: exhibiting at the Ariel Gallery, Totnes – with the TRAIL collective – revisiting his Timelines exhibition held at TAAG Gallery, Teignmouth (July through to September 2010);
Summer, 2010: partnerships informed by multimedia work – namely: a Teignmouth extravaganza celebrating green writing, and a workshop – jointly supported by TRAIL and Sound Devon College – to recycle text from the unlikeliest of raw materials, producing green poetry and prose;
July, 2010: improvising 3 Word Prose Poems at the ‘Off the Page’ event during Ways With Words, Dartington;