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Haiku Interview

I was recently interviewed about my poetry collection, Fractures, and you can read all about it here. Also newly up is the second chapter in my The Only Gaijin in the Village column, which you can read here. How great is

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Fractures Review, Northwords Now

I was delighted to see this review of Fractures in this weekend’s Japan Times. Copies are still available through the Tapsalteerie website, so if you haven’t got your yet, get on it! I’ve also got a short story, Leftovers, in the new issue of Northwords

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First Foot and Crossed Fingers

2017 has started with a blizzard of commissions, which is great but also accounts for the lack of updates on this here site, so I’ll quickly attempt a catch up. My haiku collection, Fractures, is out, selling well and getting good responses. The

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Fractures is out now!

it’s been too long drinking beneath the castle the Kiso, drifting   That’s right, my first poetry collection, Fractures, is out in the world. If you’ve already ordered one it should be in the post by now, if you haven’t ordered

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Fractures Unleashed!

It’s official! My first poetry collection, Fractures, is on its way from Tapsalteerie Towers to the printers and you can pre-order it through the website here. It’s a collection of haiku and haiku-like poems (basically I play fast-and-loose with the official

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Edinburgh Festivals

I’m back in Japan where thankfully August is over and the temperatures are starting to drop. The ice pillows have been put away for another year and I no longer need to shower every fifteen minutes. This trip home was

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Edinburgh Festival Dates

I’m delighted to be able to announce a second event in Edinburgh during the August festival period. In addition to my appearance at the Edinburgh International Book Festival on August 25th at 15.45 with Glenn Patterson, I will be appearing

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