Adrian Slatcher Online

Adrian Slatcher writes poetry, fiction and criticism, and lives in Manchester.

Over and Back

“Over and Back” is one of the older poems in “Playing Solitaire for Money”, written in 2005. I sometimes baulk at the idea of writing nature poetry. I have always … Continue reading

November 2, 2011 · 1 Comment

Salt Modern Voices @ The Compass Islington

I’m reading with Claire Trevien, Lee Smith and JT Welsch at the Compass, nr. Angel, Islington, London on Monday 14th November. It’s free and should be a great evening – … Continue reading

October 30, 2011 · Leave a comment

Audio: Playing Solitaire for Money

“Playing Solitaire for Money” was launched at the International Anthony Burgess Foundation in Manchester in January 2011, alongside JT Welsch’s “Orchids”. Will Carr, from the Foundation introduced us, and kindly … Continue reading

September 17, 2011 · Leave a comment

Video: A Colossal Machine

I haven’t read this poem from Playing Solitaire for Money that often, so its nice that it was recorded when I opened my short set at the 2011 Manchester Book … Continue reading

September 3, 2011 · Leave a comment

The Maze

The Maze was written in summer 2009 in Norwich in the second of 3 visits to the “Worlds” festival of writers organised by Writers’ Centre Norwich. With Worlds 2011 starting … Continue reading

June 18, 2011 · Leave a comment

Manchester Independent Book Market Reading

I’ll be reading at the Manchester Independent Book Market in St. Ann’s Square, from “Playing Solitaire for Money”, along with other poets, performance and otherwise, and fiction writers on Saturday … Continue reading

June 18, 2011 · Leave a comment

Political Poetry

A while back, I remember a Michael Mackmin editorial in the Rialto where he wondered where the political poets and poems of the day were. Around the time of the … Continue reading

March 27, 2011 · Leave a comment

3 Salt Modern Voices Reading in Northwich

I am reading with Angela Topping and JT Welsch, also in the Salt Modern voices series, in Northwich on Wednesday, at BLAZE, organised by Angela. I’m very much looking forward … Continue reading

February 11, 2011 · 2 Comments

Two Poets: JT Welsch & Adrian Slatcher – 19th January 2011

JT Welsch and Adrian Slatcher will be reading from their new Salt Modern Voices Collections “Orchids” and “Playing Solitaire for Money” respectively at the International Anthony Burgess Foundation, Cambridge Street, … Continue reading

January 3, 2011 · Leave a comment

Writing a Poem

One of the most recent poems in my collection “Playing Solitaire for Money” is called “Late Love.” It’s the poem that you see if you check my profile on Salt’s … Continue reading

November 7, 2010 · 2 Comments