In Poole, en route to Corfe Hills School to pull poems from young minds. Sorry Mr Cab Driver- really not in the mood for small talk today…

In Poole, en route to Corfe Hills School to pull poems from young minds. Sorry Mr Cab Driver- really not in the mood for small talk today…

Finally crawling into bed at 3.30am. Won’t be happy when my alarm goes off at 6am for a teaching day. Sliding back into bad habits, mayhaps?

Finally crawling into bed at 3.30am. Won’t be happy when my alarm goes off at 6am for a teaching day. Sliding back into bad habits, mayhaps?

En route to Leicester. The countryside, covered in a layer of frost, looks like it’s made from paper. Wish the windows were cleaner…

En route to Leicester. The countryside, covered in a layer of frost, looks like it’s made from paper. Wish the windows were cleaner…

“We are repeatedly what we do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” Aristotle, via @swissmiss

“We are repeatedly what we do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” Aristotle, via @swissmiss

Speaking of self-promotion, I just recently set up a Facebook page. Need to put it to work… http://on.fb.me/hQ09hw

Speaking of self-promotion, I just recently set up a Facebook page. Need to put it to work… http://on.fb.me/hQ09hw

Still buying mags? I have an article in the latest Wasafiri, which also features too many noteworthy names to mention. http://bit.ly/dZtm2w

Still buying mags? I have an article in the latest Wasafiri, which also features too many noteworthy names to mention. http://bit.ly/dZtm2w

Still buying mags? I have an article in the latest Wasifiri, which also features too many noteworthy names to mention. http://bit.ly/dZtm2w

Still buying mags? I have an article in the latest Wasifiri, which also features too many noteworthy names to mention. http://bit.ly/dZtm2w

In other news, I’m running a workshop and performing #poetry at WORD! in Leicester tomorrow. Dear weather: be kind. http://bit.ly/e3bL6z

In other news, I’m running a workshop and performing #poetry at WORD! in Leicester tomorrow. Dear weather: be kind. http://bit.ly/e3bL6z

As you reflect on 2010, what do you appreciate? Be part of the longest holiday letter of all time… http://bit.ly/i2bvLG

As you reflect on 2010, what do you appreciate? Be part of the longest holiday letter of all time… http://bit.ly/i2bvLG

"Calgary has a lot more snow and I bet they don’t have the same [transport] problem" -from the ES. So why does London get it so wrong?

“Calgary has a lot more snow and I bet they don’t have the same [transport] problem” -from the ES. So why does London get it so wrong?

"What was intriguing to me when I first saw her work before I read her writing was how clear I felt…"

““What was intriguing to me when I first saw her work before I read her writing was how clear I felt her statements were about race, gender and conceptual art,” Moran says. “What struck me the most was that here was a woman doing great work and…

"Maybe we’re notes, plucked from strings we cannot see. Maybe we’re all echoes of each other. Maybe…"

“Maybe we’re notes, plucked from strings we cannot see. Maybe we’re all echoes of each other. Maybe that sound is all you are.” – via: I wrote this for you (via kari-shma) (via quote-book)

My next gig: December 1st at L’Osteria 57 (Grays Inn Road, 8pm on). Poetry to warm your soul. Details here: http://bit.ly/f0Ubp0

My next gig: December 1st at L’Osteria 57 (Grays Inn Road, 8pm on). Poetry to warm your soul. Details here: http://bit.ly/f0Ubp0

Do we live in a culture of communication or a culture of complaint?

Do we live in a culture of communication or a culture of complaint?

One more workshop for the weekend. Sometimes I feel like a minister in the church of poetry, spreading the (good) word…

One more workshop for the weekend. Sometimes I feel like a minister in the church of poetry, spreading the (good) word…

Ah – incorrect link earlier. Recording was for http://www.poetryarchive.org/

Ah – incorrect link earlier. Recording was for http://www.poetryarchive.org/

Nanyang Girls represent, represent! And a belated shout out to Crescent Girls School. Looking forward to seeing some poems come back…

Nanyang Girls represent, represent! And a belated shout out to Crescent Girls School. Looking forward to seeing some poems come back…

Meanwhile, Mum’s drafting letter of complaint to the NHS. Epistolary protest is still alive…

Meanwhile, Mum’s drafting letter of complaint to the NHS. Epistolary protest is still alive…

Just recorded an hour’s worth of my #poetry for http://thepoetryarchive.org. Now the cross-London dash to work with more Singaporeans…

Just recorded an hour’s worth of my #poetry for http://thepoetryarchive.org. Now the cross-London dash to work with more Singaporeans…

"he just stares into the abyss / ’til the abyss blinks" – Sage Francis

“he just stares into the abyss / ’til the abyss blinks” – Sage Francis