performances

U.S. Launch of Poems from the Edge of Extinction, Bowery Poetry, 2020



Reading at Poets After Dark, Hayward Gallery, London, 2013




Some past performances:

- Cambridge Conference of Contemporary Poetry, April 2004
- Crossing the Line, Poetry Society, April 2004
- Penned in the Margins, London, August 2004
- Words in the Sky, July 2005
- National Poetry Day event, Childwall Library Liverpool, October 2005
- Cambridge Poetry Series, February 2006
- Newbury Spring Festival, May 2007
- Atlas 02 launch, Nehru Centre, May 2007
- Salt Margins, Whitechapel Gallery, September 2007
- Oxfam Autumn Reading, September 2007
- Troubador at Earls Court, February 2008
- ‘La Langoustine est Morte’, April 2008
- Broadcast Series at Poetry Café, April 2008
- Visions of the City, Bishopsgate Institute, July 2008
- East Words, Docklands Museum, October 2008
- Ride the Word, The Foundry, December 2008
- The Rose Theatre, Edge Hill College, Ormskirk, February 2009
- London Word Festival, March 2009
- ‘City State’ launch, The Market Trader, May 2009
- xprmntl ptry, ICA, July 2009
- Psycho Poetica at BFI, Whitechapel Gallery and Latitude Festival 2010
- Rich Mix, east London, five readings as part of the Camarade series, 2011-13
- Bluecoat Performance Space, Liverpool, June and December 2010, November 2012
- Purcell Room, Southbank Centre as part of the Poetry Parnassus festival, June 2012
- Swindon Poetry Festival, September 2012
- The Debris Field at BFI, Ledbury and the Bluecoat in 2012
- Wordsmiths & Co, Warwick, January 2013
- Camarade at the Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol, April 2013
- Rain of Poems reading, Southbank Centre, June 2013
- Yoko Ono's Meltdown, Future Now Weekend, June 2013, Purcell Room, Southbank Centre
- The Blue Bus, with David Miller & Andrew Taylor, The Lamb, Aug 20, 2013
- The Poetry Book Fair, The Square Pig & Pen, Holborn, with Jeremy Reed, 7 September 2013
- Peter Barlowe's Cigarette, Town Hall Tavern, Manchester, 12 October 2013
- Silk Road Review, online reading, 13 October 2013
- Launch of Pharmapoetica, Ravenscourt Park Glasshouses, 7 November 2013
- Small Publishers' Fair, with Maria Vlotides, 16th November, 2013
- Magma #57 launch at the Troubador, 18th November 2013
- Being a Man Festival, Southbank Centre, with Inua Ellams, 6th Feb 2014
- News from Nowhere Bookshop, Liverpool, with James Byrne/Sarah Crewe/Niall McDevitt 31 March 2014
- Liverpool Maritime Museum, poet-in-residence, 3 June 2014
- Opening of Pharmapoetica at The Poetry Cafe, 4 June 2014
- p.o.w. broadsides event at The Juggler, 26 June 2014
- 50 Greatest Love Poems, Royal Festival Hall, 20 July 2014
- Liminal Time and Space in Medieval & Early Modern Performance, Uni of Kent, 5 Sep 2014
- Penned in the Margins 10th Birthday, Rich Mix, 6 Sep 2014
- Dulwich College, with Jo Brand and Martin Rowson, 9 Oct 2014
- Whitechapel Gallery, as part of a collaborative performance of Caroline Bergvall's Drift, 9 Oct 2014
- Tears in the Fence Festival, Dorset, with Sarah Crewe & others, 24th Nov 2014
- King's College Chapel with Sid Bose and Sarah Hesketh, 6 Nov 2014
- London City of the Dead, Waterstones Piccadilly, 20th Nov 2014
- Launch of Speculatrix, crypt of Clerkenwell Priory, 27th Nov 2014
- Free Range series, Mrs Jones' Kitchen. Canterbury, with Sarah Crewe, 22 Jan 2015
- Poetry London at Queen Mary Uni, with Liz Berry & Declan Ryan, 27 Jan 2015
- Launch of RAF/RWF by Sarah Crewe & Pascal O'Loughlin, 30 Jan 2015
- Poetry by Heart, Soho Theatre, reading with Dai George and Sabrina Mahfouz, 11 Feb 2015
- Storm and Golden Sky, Liverpool, with Maggie O'Sullivan, 27 March 2015
- Bookartbookshop Pharmapoetica reading w/ Maria Vlotides, 2 April 2015
- Wellcome Trust, Refracted Light event, 3 May 2015
- Magma's National Conversation, Crypt on the Green, Clerkenwell, 5th June 2015
- Ledbury Festival, with Jo Bell and George Szirtes, 3rd July 2015
- Launch of The New Concrete at The Whitechapel Gallery, sat 25th July
- Launch of Over the Line: An Introduction to Poetry Comics, Poetry Cafe, 3rd Sep 2015
- Poetry Swindon with Lorraine Mariner, 8th Sep 2015
- Peckham Literary Festival, Review Bookshop. 12th November 2015
- John Gibbens Memorial 2, Royal Oak pub, Tabard St, SE1, 9 December 2015
- The Listening Forest closing event, The Poetry Cafe, 17 December 2015
- Bangor University, 29th February 2016
- Alice/Ekphrasis: An Evening of Poetry Inspired by Alice in Wonderland
Fri 4th March, The British Library
- University of Kent, with Sarah Crewe, Tuesday 29th March 2016
- Bloomsday reading at The Language Club, Plymouth, 16th June, 2016
- Launch of Real South Bank w/ Iain Sinclair & Peter Finch, 9th July 2016
- Poetry tour of Nunhead Cemetery, 27th August 2016
- What is Visual Poetry? At Winchester poetry festival Saturday 8th October 2016
- Poetry & Experiment Across Languages & Cultures, Uni of Macau, China, 19-21 Oct 2016
- Launch of Cenotaph South, Nunhead Cemetery, 30 Oct 2016
- Dead Poets Society, Spitalfields Festival, Tower Hamlets Cemetery, 5-7 Nov 2016
- Enemies reading at York Picture House, Friday 13th Jan 2017
- Enemies reading at Anthony Burgess Centre, Manchester, Sat 14th Jan 2017
- Enemies reading at Edge Hill University, 19th Jan 2017
- Enemies reading at Wharf Chambers, Leeds, 9th Feb 2017
- Enemies reading at Bank St Arts, Sheffield, 10th Feb 2017
- Enemies reading at Liverpool Everyman Playhouse, 11th Feb 2017
- Xing the Line with Iris Colomb and Lars Palm, Iklektic, Lambeth North, 20 April 2017
- Concrete Utopias: Metaphor and Material, at Bluecoat, Liverpool, 12 May 2017
- Humberside Up at Kardomah94, Hull, 16 May 2017
- Southwark Rhyme and Reason Festival, Nunhead Cemetery, 29 June 2017
- The Ecchoing Green at Kensal Green Cemetery with SJ Fowler & Tom Jeffreys, 13 July 2017
- Housmanns Bookshop, launch of Alan Morrison's Tan Raptures with Niall McDevitt, 21 Sep 2017
- Whitechapel Gallery, A Day with the Dead, with French & Mottershead, 2nd November 2017
- Expanded Translation II, University Alsace, Mulhouse, 7-10 November 2017
- Captain Beefheart Weekend, Bluecoat, Liverpool, 11-12 November 2017
- Atlantic Drift Launch, Edge Hill University, w/ Trevor Joyce & Zoe Skoulding, 23 Nov 2017
- Art & Language, Slaughterhaus, w/ Sophie Herxheimer and Sarah Gillett, 29 Nov 2017
- The Nevermore, Abney Park Cemetery, 21st March, 2018
- Expanded Translation III, Bangor Uni 5 April 2018
- The Motley Muse, University of Huddersfield, reading, 12th May
- Launch of Dedalus, Queen Mary Uni, 17 June 2018
- Tottering State: A Celebration of Lee Harwood and Tom Raworth, Horse Hospital, Bloomsbury, w/       MacGillivray, Jeremy Reed & Iain Sinclair, 28 June 2018
- Vertiginous at BFI South Bank, response to Hitchcock's Vertigo, 13 July 2018
- 2018 Artists Writing Publications Research Centre Symposium, The Tetley, Leeds, 28 Sep 2018
- National Poetry Day reading at Burley Fisher Books, 4th October 2018
- Poetry Review Launch, 10 October 2018, with Alison Winch and Sandeep Parmer
- Launch of The Practical Visionary, Poetry Cafe, London, 17 October 2018
- Men of Myth event with Michael Hughes as part of London Literature Festival, 20 Oct 2018
- Lowry Lounge: Open Malc, Bluecoat, Liverpool, 27th Oct 2018
- Aldeburgh Poetry Festival, events in Blake and John Ashbery, 3rd November 2018
- Beyond Words, Crystal Palace, 8th January 2019
- MacGillivray launch at the Horse Hospital, also w/ Niall McDevitt & Jeremy Reed, 6 Feb 2019
- Republic of Consciousness shortlisted authors event, LRB shop, 20 March 2019
- Ambit event at the Bluecoat, Liverpool, with Tony Dash, Brian Wake & Jennifer Lee-Tsai, 3rd April 2019
- Launch of the Robert Sheppard Companion, Bluecoat, 13 May 2019
- William Blake reading at Deptford Library, 18 June 2019
- Reading from Mud at Edinburgh International Book Festival w/ Khaled Khalifa, 11 Aug 2019
- Friederike Mayrocker even at Austrian Embassy, 11 Sep 2019
- William Blake event for Blake Society, 25 Sep 2019
- Launch of Poems from the Edge of Extinction, Poetry International, Southbank Centre, 19 Oct 2019
- The Poetry of London, at Tate Britain, as part of Blake exhibition, 24 Oct 2019
- Launch of The East Edge in Tower Hamlets Cemetery, 30th + 31st Oct, 2019
- U.S. launch of Poems from the Edge at Bowery Poetry, NYC, with Laura Tohe, Valzhyna Mort & Bob Holman, 19 Jan 2020





Reading at 50 Greatest Love Poems, Royal Festival Hall, 20 July 2014

Launch of Atlantic Drift, Edge Hill University, 23 Nov 2017


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