For me, poetry is all about engaging with an audience, sharing ideas, and making connections. This page is where you’ll find news of forthcoming gigs – I’ll update it as necessary every few weeks – and any other bits and pieces of poetry news I have to share. What’s going on in 2020? Find out here!

(possibly unnecessary note: Covid-19, and the subsequent lockdown which closed pubs, arts centres, cafes etc, has rather put paid to the live performances I had planned. I’ve now started exploring the world of Zoom, so it may be you can see me on a computer screen in the comfort of your own home very soon. I’ll post details below.)

all times, everywhere
Meanwhile…. my SIXTH book of poems.
‘thirty-one small acts of love and resistance’
is on sale here.

Sunday September 6th
The pandemonialists present Yes, We Cant
online in our Facebook group at 7.30pm
with headliner Joelle Taylor, ‘Alf Ender Matt Black
and a bunch of open mic spots.

Saturday September 12th
An actual LIVE gig!!!
As part of Ironbridge Festival, the three pandemonialists,
and last year’s slam winner Nick Degg.
7.30pm. Maws Craft Centre. Tickets here.

Sunday September 13th
Myself and Emma Purshouse will be running an online
poetry workshop with Boundary Way Project
in Wolverhampton. Book a place here.

Wednesday September 16th
I’ll be one of the poets taking part in a Zoom edition
of the Quiet Compere event. Get in touch for details.

Saturday September 19th
Something a bit different at 7pm UK time…
By All Means: a guide to surviving as an artist in the 21st c
is an online discussion featuring myself,
US photographer John Sevigny,
and US artist Teresa Parker.
To book a place, email jmmsevigny@gmail.com.

Sunday September 20th
I’ll be doing an online gig
for the London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research,
no less.

Wednesday September 23rd
Myself and Emma Purshouse will be running an online
poetry workshop with Boundary Way Project
in Wolverhampton. Book a place here.

Saturday September 26th
The pandemonialists will once again be running
the Ironbridge Festival poetry slam.
But this year, it’s on Zoom.
Tickets are free. Get yours here.

Sunday September 27th
Myself and Emma Purshouse will be doing
THREE Zoom gigs in one day, at 3pm, 7pm, and 10pm.
Expect a 20-minute set from each of us in each gig
and a fresh set of poems each time.
We’ll be passing the virtual hat, too.
Get in touch to book a place.

As and when it becomes possible to gig once more, I’ll be actively seeking bookings to promote my sixth volume of poems, so do get in touch if you’d like to offer a gig. Thanks.