Published on… Good Night Out Vancouver zine

cover of Good Night Out Vancouver's zine, made collage style, with a Black and White picture of a brown skinhead with a mohawk

Good Night Out Vancouver just released a zine about nightlife and safety from the perspective of Black, Indigenous and other People of Colour. It’s a wonderful collection of anecdotes and images, poetry, essays, thoughts, ideas. It’s available on print and digital, sliding scale prices. One of my poems, “Ottoman”, was published on this zine. Continue reading Published on… Good Night Out Vancouver zine

TONIGHT: Gobs Collective Showcase on Notts TV

Gobs spoken word poetry showcase and Notts TV logos.

On the 27th of March, we had our Gobs poetry showcase, packed full of outstanding poetry films and performances. If you are more into watching television, then you are in for a treat today. Notts TV (Freeview channel 7, Virgin channel Continue reading TONIGHT: Gobs Collective Showcase on Notts TV

NEW GIG: Gobs Collective Showcase ft. Casey Bailey

This is on Saturday and you should come. The films and performances are of such a high caliber. Art, passion, determination, so many different and valuable visions we can’t wait to share with you. From the FB event:  Join the Continue reading NEW GIG: Gobs Collective Showcase ft. Casey Bailey

NEW GIG: Raze Collective Poetry Performance Power

This Saturday 6th March 5pm GMT I’ll be reading some poetry on Raze Collective‘s Instagram account. A lot of lovely queers will be doing the same through the weekend, so watch out. Saturday Cynthia Rodríguez JuárezZain Baweja1990s ChrisMaz Hedgehog Sunday Continue reading NEW GIG: Raze Collective Poetry Performance Power

NEW GIG: Find the Right Words Poetry Podcast

Cynthia, a mid-fat light brown person with curly brown hair and black-rim glasses, stands on a stage behind a microphone stand holding an open notebook in her hands. She wears a green polka dot dress, a red and gold flowery scarf, a bracelet and a red cardigan. Some blue fairy lights and the letters "FTRW" can be seen on the background.

While measures continue to control the spread of COVID-19, Find the Right Words has continued its majestic labour of sharing poetry love in Leicester (and now beyond!) as a poetry podcast. I coheadlined the September issue with Emily Harrison (I can’t sleep ’cause my bed’s on fire). It all feels very homecoming. Continue reading NEW GIG: Find the Right Words Poetry Podcast

Leics LGBT Centre Youth poetry contest winners

(featured image: Unsplash) The lovely folks from Leicester LGBT Centre invited me to judge their latest poetry contest for members of their social youth groups First Out (13-15 yrs), T Party (13-18 yrs trans kids) and Jump (16-18). The topic Continue reading Leics LGBT Centre Youth poetry contest winners

A cover, a new date and some words of praise

My debut poetry collection, Meanwhile, will be officially released on the 8th of October sidiosquiere. It will be available for presale on my shop quite soon (with some more related swag?) and on Burning Eye Books website once it’s out. Continue reading A cover, a new date and some words of praise

Book Review: Dean Atta – The Black Flamingo

Featured picture: Kings Place. The first Young Adult verse novel in Dean Atta’s catalogue, feels like a warm hug to my inner child, inner teenager, inner baby queer. We grow through over 300 pages (over three hours as an audiobook Continue reading Book Review: Dean Atta – The Black Flamingo