Poems/prose

Some non-blog prose:

Both absent and present,’ the TLS (February 2020)

10 random encounters in literature,’ The Guardian (19 February 2020)

Do all rabbit hutches look alike? Against “craft” in poetry,’ The Craft: A Guide to Making Poetry Happen in the 21st Century (ed. Rishi Dastidar; Nine Arches, 2019)

Form and Formality: On Anthony Anaxagorou and Vidyan Ravinthiran,’ Poetry Review (Autumn 2019)

Afropean by Johny Pitts review,’ The Daily Telegraph (31 July 2019)

Whitman in Levi’s and bards in banks: poetry and advertising,’ Prospect (5 June 2019)

Eleven poets share their favourite political poems,’ Dazed (21 March 2019)

The Ethics of Perspective,’ Poetry London (February 2019)

Behind the poem: The White Jumper,’ Poetry Review (Winter 2018)

Best Book of 1921,’ Granta online (22 Dec 2018)

Mirror Cracked: The Two Souls of Machado de Assis,’ the TLS  (23 Oct 2018)

Review of Nuar Alsadir’s Fourth Person Singular, Poetry School (2017)

Sometimes I feel like an ampersand,’ on debut collections from Ocean Vuong and Kayo Chingonyi, Ambit (14 August 2017)

Some previously published poems:

My Name is Dai,’ The London Magazine (February 2020)

When,’ Museum of Colour (July 2019)

from The White Jumper,’ The Poetry Review (Winter 2018)

The Seven Dreams of Richard Spencer,’ London Review of Books (27 September 2018)

Holy Man,’ Granta 143 (Spring 2018)

Air freshener’ and ‘I leave you at your work,’ The Scores (Issue 4)

SAY,’ The Poetry Review (Winter, 2017), shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best Single Poem (listen to it here)

Bee Glue,’ Poem of the Week in The Guardian

8 poems (‘Alliance’, ‘Diyarbakır’, ‘Particulars’, ‘Remembering’, ‘Meadowsweet’, ‘From ‘The Ark’: III’, ‘Glass Case’) in Ambit 229

Fancy,’ Butcher’s Dog issue 9 (June 2017)

Anecdote’, ‘Squib’ and ‘Paradise Lost: Book IX,’ The Literateur (March 2017)

Halo 2,’ and ‘Justine,’ The Poetry Review (Winter, 2016)

Of All Those Pasts,’ The White Review (December, 2016; not viewable on phones/tablets)

5 poems after Edward Thomas: The Manchester Review (Issue 13)