“Playing Solitaire for Money” is a collection of lyric poems, which are contemporary in form and subject. It’s roughly split into three types of poems. The first third are poems about our globalised experience – seeing us as small parts in “a colossal machine”, bit part players in the complexities of modern society. The poems … Continue reading
I have 3 poems “The Mutables”, “May the Livid Times Settle” and “Impressions Between Places” in the 2nd edition of Bare Fiction, a magazine of new poetry, fiction, plays and reviews. Its available to order online, or should be on sale at Foyles, Charing Cross Road.
In 2002 I applied for a creative writing lectureship at the University of Luton. I was interviewed and had to provide a piece on my “research interests.” At the time I was primarily writing creative fiction, so in truth, had no “research interests”, but one of the things that was interesting me was the transition … Continue reading
I wrote this story in 1996, one of a series of “American” stories I wrote after visiting the West Coast the previous summer. I’d just started to try and write a number of short stories, partly to share with friends via a photocopied magazine (“Frisky”) I started in March that year, and partly as I … Continue reading
I’m pleased to announce that I’ve a story in Unthank Books new Anthology – or rather “UN-thology” “Unthology 4″ alongside a range of other excellent names. You can buy it from Amazon here. My story is called “The Cat.” Some early reviews of the book are here: Petals & Pages Our Book Reviews Online
I’m pleased to have a piece in the Manchester fanzine The Shrieking Violet. Natalie Bradbury the editor asked me if I had something, and gave me free range to write this think-piece on how we outsource our memory to digital technology and how this might affect how we act in the future. The magazine can … Continue reading
I will be reading poetry at a new night at the Town Hall Tavern in Manchester on Saturday 10th August at 20:30 in the evening alongside the always excellent Tom Jenks and Sarah Crewe. Updates will be found at the Peter Barlow’s Cigarette web page. All welcome.