Category Archives: readings

Manchester Reading, 17th February 2018

I’ll be reading in Manchester on Saturday 17th February 2018 at Peter Barlow’s Cigarette #26 — co-readers are Zayneb Allak, James Byrne and Caitlin Doherty.

4.30 – 6.30, The Town Hall Tavern, 20 Tib Lane, Manchester M2 4JA.
Free entry.


SoundEye festival, 7th-9th July 2017

I’ll be reading on Saturday 8th July at 7pm (with Emilia Weber and Maurice Scully), as part of the SoundEye poetry festival in Cork, Ireland.  Readings will be at The Guesthouse in Chapel Street, Shandon, and also in the Musgrave Theatre, in the Firkin Crane, also in Shandon.  Other readers include Ellen Dillon, Randolph Healy, Trevor Joyce, Fergal Gaynor, Mark Weiss, Camilla Nelson, Nat Raha, Maggie O’Sullivan, Peter Gizzi, Billy Mills, Sarah Hayden, Nisha Ramayya, Walt Warriner-Cummins and associates, Geoff Squires, Keith Tuma, Mike Saunders, Mairead Byrne, Mendoza, John Hall, Gwen Muren and Catherine Walsh.



Edinburgh reading, 22nd May 2017

I’ll be reading with Nat Raha and Rob Halpern on Monday 22nd May 2017 at the Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1SR.  7pm.  Free entry, but advance booking recommended:  Access statement for the venue here.  Thanks to Colin Herd for organising.


Manson symposium, 27th-28th October 2017

There will be a symposium on, uh, me at the University of Glasgow, Friday 27th and Saturday 28th October 2017.  Friday evening is a poetry reading, featuring (among others) Linus Slug, Nat Raha, Nick-e Melville, Jow Lindsay, Sarah Hayden and Holly Pester.  Symposium proper on Saturday, followed by a reading by, uh, me.

More information and Call for Papers at

Thanks to Ellen Dillon, Tom Betteridge, Colin Herd and nicky melville for organising.

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Reading in Southampton, 13th March 2017

I’ll be reading on Monday 13th March 2017, as part of the Entropics experimental poetry events in Southampton. Location: Mettricks Old Town Cafe, 117 High St, Southampton SO14 2AA, UK. Accessible venue, all welcome. 7pm. Thanks to Sarah Hayden for the invite.


SoundEye Festival, 8-10 July 2016

Very pleased to say I’ll be reading at this year’s SoundEye Festival in Cork, Ireland.  Here’s the programme:

July 8th-10th

Guest House, Chapel Street, Cork, Ireland

Fri 8th 


Aodán McCardle

Sophie Seita

Peter Manson


Sat 9th

12 noon

Ellen Dillon

Edmund Hardy


3 pm


Sam Solomon


7 pm

Amanda Ackerman

Jeff Hilson


Sun 10th

12 noon

Linda Norton

Luke McMullan


Followed by Closed Mic

& Lunch!