A Suitcase of Words

The latest anthology from the Wordspace/Indigo dreams Publishing imprint is Portmanteau, a selection of poetry and prose edited by Esther Dreher, Ethan Lowe & Oz Hardwick. Bursting its latches with a frankly dizzying variety of contributions which run the gamut from light-hearted to very, very dark indeed, it would be too much to describe it all, … [Read more…]

National Poetry Day Recommendation!

Oz is delighted to see that The Valley Press Anthology of Yorkshire Poetry, co-edited with Miles Salter, is one of the 10 Recommended Anthologies for this year’s National Poetry Day on 28th September. For the full list, click here. For details of the anthology – and to order a copy – click here.

The Valley Press Anthology of Yorkshire Poetry

August was focused on The Valley Press Anthology of Yorkshire Poetry, which Oz co-edited with Miles Salter. A quick YouTube search will call up videos of the (decidedly different) York and Scarborough events, but this seems like a good place to share the brilliant short animation by James Condon, which gives details of the book & … [Read more…]

Yorkshire Day

1st August is Yorkshire Day, which will this year see the launch of The Valley Press Anthology of Yorkshire Poetry. Edited by adopted Yorkshiremen Miles Salter and Oz Hardwick, it features established poets, up-and-coming poets, and unclassifiable poets, musing upon and celebrating ‘God’s Own Country.’ The book will be launched at The Basement, City Screen, York, … [Read more…]

The Firefox Suite micro-chapbook.

Oz’s six-part poem ‘The Firefox Suite’ has been published by The Origami Poems Project as one of their free, downloadable micro-chapbooks. Simply click here, print it out and, with a couple of folds, you have a tiny book bursting with vulpine goodness. 

Parlez-vous Francais?

Two of Oz’s poems with French themes, ‘Hitch-Hiking in French Cinema’ and ‘Exchange,’ have been translated into French and appear on the D’Ailleurs Poésie site here. More will follow shortly.

A poem with your pint?

Oz’s poem ‘The Plan’ is one of eight to appear on beer mats throughout Yorkshire, thanks to OWF Press. 6,000 beer mats are being distributed in support of OWF’s new anthology, Half Moon: Poems about Pubs, in which Oz has two poems. You can order a copy here.

New Anthologies

During the summer, Oz’s work has appeared in a number of journals, but of particular note are these anthologies: 154: To celebrate Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary, Live Canon invited 154 contemporary poets to respond to the 154 sonnets. Each new poem sits facing the sonnet from which it took inspiration. Remembering Oluwale: David Oluwale was hounded … [Read more…]

July 2016

Although less conspicuous this year, Oz has been far from inactive, with poems in many journals and anthologies. He has also been working on a number of collaborations, with a number of Sankakei performances at literature festivals. The House of Memory, co-created with composer Peter Byrom-Smith, received its premiere in York last month, and plans … [Read more…]