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…]

Saboteur Awards Shortlist

Oz has been shortlisted in two categories for the Saboteur Awards 2015. The pamphlet, Close as Second Skins, co-written with Amina Alyal, has been nominated in the Best Collaborative Work category, and Oz has made the shortlist for Best Spoken Word Performer. The winners will be selected by public vote, open until 24th May. To … [Read more…]

The Divinity of Monkeys

Oz’s poem, ‘In Praise of Monkeys,’ features in Radio 4’s Something Understood for Sunday 1st March, in which Sir Mark Tully discusses the divinity (& otherwise) of monkeys in different belief systems. It can be listened to throughout March here.

The Inspirational Fox

Inspired by the poem ‘A Train and a Fox’ artist Nigel Follett’s painting, This is not Adlestrop, can be seen (and prints ordered from) here. Nigel’s work has been internationally acclaimed, and this tip of the hat is an honour indeed.


August was productive, with poems published in The Cafe Review, HQ and Reach Poetry, along with the new anthology, Limerick Nation (IRON).