Monthly Archives: July 2013

Poem #31/52

Here is the 31st poem in my 52-poem sequence (one a week) for 2013, followed by some illumination and reflection: PINPRICK The night can be no less black than you feared it was as a child that is not the … Continue reading

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Ambit 213 out now…

My contributor copies of Ambit issue 213 have just avalanched through the door today… Ambit is, quite probably, the best magazine in the world (without prejudice or hyperbole, honest!), being a regular fusion of off-beat contemporary art and poetry and … Continue reading

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Meet me at St.Louis…

Terribly short notice I realise (tell me about it!) but I’ve just found out that I’m reading tonight (8.15pm) at the west end cafe/bar St.Louis, at 734 Dumbarton Road, Glasgow, G11 7RD . The very talented and popular novelist, playwright, … Continue reading

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Poem #30/52

Here is the 30th poem in my 52-poem sequence (one a week) for 2013, followed by some illumination and reflection: DREAR GREY PLACE Unlovely city how dare you so tediously resemble what you were every yesterday beneath that painted grey … Continue reading

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Manchester…

Just a quick note to say that I will reading from my short story “Multiplicity” at the Anthony Burgess Foundation in Manchester on Friday 19th July at 7pm. The event is to promote the “Impossible Spaces” anthology being launched that … Continue reading

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Poem #29/52

Here is the 29th poem in my 52-poem sequence (one a week) for 2013, followed by some illumination and reflection: GEMÜTLICHKEIT* (*German: “cosiness”) Through the open window the half moon rises, perfect to fill the gap in the mountain’s teeth … Continue reading

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2 new reviews…

Two reviews have come in recently, of my fourth and fifth novels respectively. Dominic Smith, writing at Dundee University’s Review Of The Arts, has praised “Mechagnosis” as follows: “”Schizoid” might be the right word for Douglas Thompson’s novel Mechagnosis; it … Continue reading

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