CW: pregnancy. The universe shrinks down to your belly. You think of microscopic cells forming, copying a blueprint sketched on DNA 40,000 times finer than a human hair. You think of tiny fingernails, eyelashes, the shell of a china doll ear. You lie in bed at night and stare…
Written for the lovely Mobius, who gave me my first full time job - you can see the blog on their website here. There was a period of about five years …
This month an exhibition has opened at M Shed Museum in Bristol: The Colston Statue: What Next? It calls to mind an image from last summer, which…
I have been walking around with my head down. This is the thought that strikes me while looking at the mural on Glenelg Road. It is preceded by a number…
“The light of memory, or rather the light that memory lends to things, is the palest light of all. I am not quite sure whether I am dreaming or…
As an author with a book to promote, it falls to me to remind you that my first book, Twenty Theatres to See Before You Die, is a really wonderful…
‘At seven in the evening a yellow car pulled up by the house… the driver wore jeans and a dusty black shirt with white buttons. She had come from…
World is crazier and more of it than we think, / Incorrigibly plural. I peel and portion / A tangerine and spit the pips and feel / The drunkenness of…
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