If you have come looking for my book “Erotic Poetry For Vegans & Vegetarians” you can contact me here or buy it directly at Buddha On A Bicycle in Covet Garden.
A lovely woman came into the shop asking for “the book about sex with vegetables”…… Her sister is a vegetarian in Cornwall and the book sounded just the ticket for a Christmas gift. This spurred me on to advertise in PRIVATE EYE for their late December copy and early January for late gift ideas.
I performed at Joe Machado’s party and was delighted to chat to the guy from Random House who said he has passed my book on to their Ealing Division. Well some of my fingers are now crossed.
Erotic Poetry For Vegans & Vegetarians continues to make the journey…..
California, New York, Sydney….next??
I want to be a poet in the city….
The Word Cafe in Teddington was full to bursting last Wednesday 26th October 2011. Well supported by Teddington, it also had a fine audience from North London and one lovely person travelled from Ledbury to be there. A huge thank you to so many local shop owners who gave us gifts for the raffle. Boho Clothing Store, Jeannie Hair, Elements, The Teddington Arms, Mitzi B, As It Is, The Adelaide Pub, Accinto Jewellery design, Famous Wines, Jo Price Yoga. We raised £469.20 for Kingston Hospital Radio. The performers excelled….Comedy, Poetry and Music. A heady mix.
Special thanks to TREVOR LOCK, Aaron Norton, THE ANTIPOET, John Hudson, CATHY FLOWER, Ceri May, MARTIN SEAGER, Mel Jones, ALAN WOLFSON….
A truly marvellous night. The last Wednesday of every month. Be there.
On Wednesday 26th October, 2011 The Word Cafe will be ONE YEAR OLD. In celebration we are having a fundraiser for KINGSTON HOSPITAL RADIO. There is already a terrific lineup. Trevor Lock, comedian. The Antiipoet. Mel Jones and Alan Wolfson. David Goo, John Hudson and Aaron Norton (tbc). Tickets are £5 and all proceeds go to KHR. Please spread the word and come along. The Adelaide Pub, Park Road, Teddington, TW11 0AU. 8pm. Great pub food.
An evening of COMEDY, MUSIC AND POETRY.
Happy National Poetry Day….to all of you out there.
What a breath of fresh air interviewing people on Kingston Hospital Radio. The last couple of weeks have been jam packed with guests including the zany singer DAVID GOO, PR Guru Catherine Whyte, Martin Seager and his fabulous musical/song writing talent. Really excited to announce that I will be interviewing Julie Peasgood and Aaron Norton on Saturday 18th June at 11am. I love to have a crowded studio and inviting lots of people to hang out with is just so top sausage. Last week brilliant poets Jan Windle and Donall Dempsey performed live and John Hudson sang some fab-funny songs. Valerie Cutko, actress and West End singer sang in our studio too. I just get so excited meeting such talented people and the fact that they give their time to hospital radio blows my MIND. It feels such a celebration. The programme, usually rather insane, quick fire and quirky is called THE MAD HOUSE and runs from 11am to 1pm. We tend to end with a made up improvised song which I lead. Makes me happy. Feedback goes along the lines of ….. guests leave feeling elated and energised after appearing. I think it is because I wave a cucumber in the air! No I don’t but perhaps I will when Julie Peasgood appears as she has a saucy book on SEX we’ll be talking about! Do google Aaron Norton…..a singing voice to rave about, to twitter about to dance upside down and shout about. He is a TRUE BEATLE in the making.
The book launch is scheduled for this Thursday 19th May, 2011. Buddha On A Bicycle is hosting this event. Julie Mullen *me, will be signing books and peforming/reading from her book. My wonderful patron Miel de Botton will be attending and a whole host of people who want to a. buy the book b. see me sweat c. have a glass of wine!
Time 7pm – 7.30pm performance/reading
Date 19 May 2011
Buddha On A Bicycle
27 Endell Street
When I wrote the first few poems for Erotic Poetry For Vegans & Vegetarians I had no idea what was to follow. I sensed there was something sweet about the concept. Within a week I had a publisher. What a grower! In March 2009 I had a show going to Edinburgh. Things didn’t work out with the publisher but within a short space of time someone had offered me 2,000 books for Edinburgh. They were let down by their Indian printer. However, after The Fringe I bumped into a lovely young man who made my books by hand. Little amounts of books began to appear. Christmas, I found myself ill, very ill with a bed at Kingston Hospital. Luckily a little setback and I discovered Kingston Hospital Radio. Before I knew it I had a show. My very first show I had a guest. My very first guest was David Cameron. Talk about a PR dream. Suddenly my little handmade book is on The Politics Show, mentioned on Radio 2, deemed as THE GIFT OF THE WEEK by The Economist Magazine. Loads of mentions in all the National papers. Then one day, in Covent Garden, I meet Miel de Botton. I present her with my elephant poo book. She loves it. Finds it funny. Next thing, I have a poetry patron who funds printing 1,000 books. Rather than giving the investment back to Miel we are going to create an award for a poet to receive exactly the same gift.
My book launch is filled with honey. The book did not remain in my top drawer but has a life.
The unstoppable little grower.
Talk about a small heaven. Being back on Kingston Hospital Radio is like waking up after a very long sleep. Fabulous guests who bring their talent, spirit and coffee to the gig. Thanks to one and all especially, Elizabeth Darcy Jones, The Tea Poet, Donall Dempsey, Fran Isherwood, Pauline Sewards, Simon Jay, Martin Seager, Ali Hughes, Janice Windle, Patsy Duffy, Paddy Navin actress.
You are sublime.
- Margit on Erotic Poetry
- Lucy on About me
- greg lockhart on THOSE GOLDEN TAP SHOES
- Apryl on About me
- Joshua Morris on About me