Dirigible Straits [a sketch]… Read More Dirigible Straits
Hi all! Last night I got around to recording my second PhD vlog, which you can watch below. I know that ‘the first week’ doesn’t sound like a very different title to ‘beginning my PhD’, but I wanted to record some of the confusion that I’ve felt in response to the blank slate of beginning… Read More English Literature PhD vlog 2 – The First Week
My first vlog as a PhD candidate in Edinburgh!… Read More English Literature PhD Vlog 1: Beginning my PhD
and: Back in Scotland for the first time since moving to London in the New Year. and: Sitting in Henry’s Coffee in Dundee. and: Opening a brand new notebook. and: Searching through the black oil that lines the line of my pen.… Read More Snippets of Scotland
He opens his eyes and he is cloaked in sprites. Their eyes are bulging globes, bubbles about to burst. Their bodies so thin that they fade into marsh-gas at the edges. Translucent, friendly, inquisitive and bright. The sprites gather to him in silence and he feels his anxieties lift. Gabriel-who-listens spreads himself thin over the silence. No bigger than kittens, the sprites speak to him of inarticulate calm.… Read More Gabriel’s Story
What the hell is creativity anyway? Recently I’ve been thinking that it’s a moment in flow. That it’s catching a wave. Getting so deep in the zone that you find the zone’s dead spot. And the results? Not immaterial, but incidental. I’ve been painting. I bought a £3 watercolour set from Hobbycraft which has an… Read More Re: Creation.
I’m delighted to have my wee story ‘Going Back In’ featured in the first issue of Severine Literary & Art Journal: ‘(be)longing’ — not least because it gets to snuggle up to the shit-hot work of my former-fellow-students Madden Swan, Palvashay Sethi and Kyle Cooper. Massive kudos to the indefatigable Terri-Jane Dow for putting it… Read More ‘Going Back In’ in Severine issue 1