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Militant Thistles have put this set up:

http://militantthistles.moonfruit.com/alan-dunnett-poems-2/4593948531


'As Trees Walking' was shortlisted for the Frogmore Poetry Prize 2017 and will be published in number 90 of The Frogmore Papers in September.

http://frogmore-jp.blogspot.co.uk/


http://www.poetrymagazines.org.uk/search/index.asp?search=dunnett


'Assassin' will appear in Skylight 47, Issue 8. The launch takes place at the March Over The Edge reading at Galway City Library at 6.30 on Thursday 30th March 2017.

Web: http://Skylight47poetry.wordpress.com


'Nothing To Declare' has won a Merit Prize in the Nottingham Open Poetry Competition 2016. The adjudicator Liz Berry - http://lizberrypoetry.co.uk/ - said:

'I think the poem is fine but the ending is stunning.'

It appears here:

https://nottinghampoetrysociety.wordpress.com/competitions/


'As Trees Walking' was shortlisted for the Bridport Prize.


'The War Abroad', with another Ignacia Ruiz woodcut, is here:

http://culturematters.org.uk/index.php/arts/poetry/item/2372-the-war-abroad


'When the Well Runs Dry' with an illustration by Ann Course can be found here:

http://culturematters.org.uk/index.php/arts/poetry/item/2370-when-the-well-runs-dry

Ann Course studied at the Royal College of Art and lives and works in London. Her films and sculptures have been widely screened and exhibited, including Tate Britain/Modern, Royal Academy, The New Art Gallery Walsall, Angel Row Gallery, Stroom Den Hague, Galerie Barbara Thumm, The Drawing Room, the Rotterdam Film Festival, Oberhausen film Festival, LUX gallery and the Whitechapel Gallery, London.


'The Dog's Tongue Dragged in the Dirt' appears in Culture Matters:

http://culturematters.org.uk/index.php/arts/poetry/item/2295-the-dog-s-tongue

with a woodcut by Ignacia Ruiz:

http://www.ignaciaruiz.com


The Eyewear anthology launch (links below) went well. Readings were given to a packed room at The Camden Eye. 'Succour' was presented as 'Sucker' with Zaid El-Mousa playing the refugee. The poem was directed by Jess Walker.


Wake (Mark II) has won a Fame'Us International Film Festival Bronze Award:

http://fameusmagazine.com/blog/2016/03/07/fiff_spring2016_winners/


http://www.eyewearpublishing.com/blogs/news/88879108-join-eyewear-for-the-launch-of-the-best-new-british-and-irish-poets


'Succour' will appear in The Best New British and Irish Poets 2016 to be published by Eyewear in March: http://www.eyewearpublishing.com/products/the-best-new-british-and-irish-poets-2016

Pre-order now! Out 15th March 2016

Judged by Kelly Davio, Senior Poetry Editor, Eyewear Publishing LTD, and Todd Swift, Series Editor.

Modeled on the famous United States competition, the first annual Best New British and Irish Poets competition was open to any poet of British or Irish citizenship and/or U.K. or Irish residency who has not yet published or will not publish a full-length collection prior to 1 June 2016. Poems submitted for consideration could have appeared in print before, or in a pamphlet, but not online. Poets about to have full collections out from Eyewear Publishing, including Ben Parker and Maria Apichella, were ineligible for inclusion.


'The Art of the Politician' can be found here:

http://militantthistles.moonfruit.com/alan-dunnett-poems/4591519404


Communist ReviewThe autumn issue of the Communist Review is now available:

http://www.communist-party.org.uk/shop/communist-review.html

It includes Lenin's view (in a paragraph) of Kant [materialism/idealism]; and Mike Quille's regular poetry selection, including two I've written - 'Instruction' and 'The Third Colour' - plus an anti-war essay by Magdalena Thompson focussing on Byron's 'The Eve of Waterloo'.


'The Third Colour' will appear in Emmylou Books' latest anthology, a booklet called Is There A Poem Sweet Enough? It'll be on sale soon from Campaign Against Arms Trade (www.caat.org.uk): 020 7281 0297/enquiries@caat.com. £5.50 incl p & p


'Kick Off' made the Bridport shortlist:

https://www.bridportprize.org.uk/content/2015-shortlists

The judge was Roger McGough.


A new version of Wake is soon to be released.

Here's the trailer:

https://vimeo.com/141386675

 


'Brother and Sister', from a 3-sonnet set called 'Once Upon a Time', will be appearing in issue 37 of Brittle Star - http://www.brittlestar.org.uk/ - the launch of which will be at 6.30 pm for 7 on 14 Oct at the Barbican Library in London.

I'll be reading 3 or 4 poems. Entry is free, but space is limited. The Library can be contacted on 020 7638 0569 for tickets - Barbican Library, Silk Street, EC2Y 8DS.


'Tuning Into The Slow Time' will be appearing in the St Cross 50th Anniversay anthology:

http://www.stx.ox.ac.uk/about-st-cross/news/four-corners-poetry-competition-commended-poets-announced


Roncadora Press have published an illustrated version of 'Return of the Killer':

http://www.hughbryden.com/?cat=26


The Drunken Boat - www.thedrunkenboat.com - will publish The Mercy Corridor in its next issue, a chapbook selection of 12 poems.


'Guillotine Blues' and 'No More Killing' are now online:

http://www.therecusant.org.uk/#/alan-dunnett-new-poems/4588196977


I'll be reading a couple of poems at The Story So Far Launch Event at the Dominion Centre, Southall, on Sat 31 January: http://www.actonforum.org/the-story-so-far


'Wake' was selected for the Walthamstow International Film Festival 2014.


'Then He Kissed Me' and 'The Mercy Fuck' have been published online at Dead Ink:

http://deadinkbooks.com/poems-by-alan-dunnett/


'Limitation Under the Stars' has won the Ealing Poetry Competition and can be found here: http://www.ealingautumnfestival.co.uk/#!poetry-competition/c1mrq

The judge was George Szirtes - http://www.georgeszirtes.co.uk/


'The Outer Reaches or The Birds' appears in the June 2014 issue of The Warwick Review, which is edited by Michael Hulse: http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/english/writingprog/warwickreview/jun2014/


Sub Specie Aeternitatis has appeared in Pennine Platform 73. It consists of 3 poems: 'Promise of Eternity', 'Ancient Mars', 'Bubbles in Boiling Water'.


2 poems will be appearing in Dream Catcher 29.


'Atrocity' appears in the Communist Review (Number 70, Winter 2013/14). Articles include Graham Stevenson's ' General Strikes' and a round table discussion: 'Building the Fight Against Austerity'.


3 more poems in the Civil War series can be found here:

http://www.therecusant.org.uk/#/alan-dunnett-civil-war-poems/4580230246


Odour of Devon Violet, a new satirical epic poem by Alan Morrison - www.alanmorrison.co.uk - is available at: http://www.odourofdevonviolet.com


International Festival of Cinematic ArtsWake has been selected by the International Festival of Cinematic Arts in Los Angeles (Oct 2013).

 

 



'After You' was shortlisted for The PENfro Poetry Competition 2013 judged by Samantha Wynne-Rhydderch - http://www.rhydderch.com/:

http://penfrobookfestival.org.uk/open-poetry-competition-2013


Dan Truman and Ninon Rogers have kindly recorded the start and finish of To Boldly Go:


I read 'A Goneril' and 'Right' at The Swan Cellar Bar, Bradford on Avon, on Sept 2nd:

http://www.fringeboa.co.uk/theatre.cfm


3 poems appear here:

http://www.messageinabottlepoetrymagazine.com/alan-dunnett.php


To Boldly Go was presented in London on June 19th at the Innovation Warehouse with 2 of the actors on screen live from New York:

http://timewavefestival.com/events.html

The story of an astronaut who calls home, having arrived at an unknown planet.

Cast:

ASTRONAUT... Dan Truman www.DanTruman.com
WIFE... Ninon Rogers www.NinonRogers.com
FITZ... Jesse Gassongo-Alexander
GROUND CONTROL... Nick Korsa
CHILD... EZ Gutmann

'Welcome' has come 2nd in the Norwich Writers' Circle Open Competition 2013, adjudicated by George Szirtes.

Trailer for 'Wake': https://vimeo.com/60531117


Will be reading 'Down by the River' in Nottingham on Saturday 24th November. It's been awarded Joint Third Place in the 2012 Nottingham Open Poetry Competition. The Adjudicator was Bloodaxe editor Neil Astley.

http://nottinghampoetrysociety.wordpress.com/competitions/


I'll be reading 'Tuning into the Slow Time' at the P:ACE Conference on Saturday 27 October. The theme is 'The Rhythm of Objects'.

Poster | Programme


The CD Songs Now is available on Meridian Records. It includes David Power's Eight Evening Songs. Here is 'Kinds of White':


David Power's Eight Evening Songs will be launched in York on 4 August. It includes Ana Eulate's 'Kinds of White', which I translated with her.

CD Booklet


I'll be taking part in a launch of The Robin Hood Book at Centerprise in Dalston on Tuesday 24th July:

http://www.centerprisetrust.org.uk/about/

The event is from 7 till 9. Other poets in the book include Heathcote Williams, Michael Horovitz, Mario Petrucci, Andy Croft, Judith Kazantis, Valerie Laws, Ian Parks, Ira Lightman and Jeremy Reed.


The new issue of London Grip is available:

http://londongrip.co.uk/2012/05/london-grip-new-poetry-summer-2012/

Two poems:

http://londongrip.co.uk/2012/05/london-grip-new-poetry-summer-2012/#dunnett1

http://londongrip.co.uk/2012/05/london-grip-new-poetry-summer-2012/#dunnett2


'Riot' and 'And Then' from 'Strike' appear in The Robin Hood Book - http://www.therecusant.org.uk/


The Poetry Library's poetry magazines site www.poetrymagazines.org.uk will soon include some of my work previously published in Poetry Salzburg Review.


Ana Eulate's 'Kinds of White', which Ana translated from the Spanish with me, will be released on the Meridian label towards the end of this year as part of a set of 8 songs which set various poets. The composer is David Power. The performers are Paul Carey Jones (Baritone) and Ian Ryan (piano) and they were recorded at the National Centre for Early Music in York by Dr Jeremy Wells of the York University Music Technology Department.

David Power's work can be found on his Soundcloud site - http://soundcloud.com/dave-power-1.

Ana is Artistic Director of Compania Pendiente.


'The Leader Seeks To Retire' appears at: http://unisonactive.blogspot.co.uk/search?q=alan+dunnett.


'The Big Reach' will be included in the 2012 Norwich Writers' Circle Anthology.


'Let In' has been accepted at the Motion International Festival in Cyprus. The Festival is between 23rd and 24th March - Cyprus. Here's the link to the festival programme. 'Let In' is under the Experimental / Video Art Section.

http://motionfestivalcyprus.com/screenings.html


And poems are at http://www.messageinabottlepoetrymagazine.com/alan-dunnett.phphttp://londongrip.co.uk/category/poetry/, http://www.therecusant.org.uk/ [contributors], http://nthposition.com/author.php?authid=556, http://www.shadowtrain.com/shadowtrain/id87.html, http://www.freewebs.com/measuremag/poems.htm, http://boltsofsilk.blogspot.com/2007/05/identity-by-alan-dunnett.html, http://boltsofsilk.blogspot.com/2006/08/underwater-or-plunder-by-alan-dunnett.html and http://boltsofsilk.blogspot.com/2007/06/three-by-alan-dunnett.html. Forthcoming: Pennine Platform.


'Let In' has been selected for the 24 Hour Nuremburg Film Festival. It's being held in Krakow, Poland from December 9th to 10th: http://www.nonstopfilm.info/


The latest in the Civil War series, 'The Leader Seeks to Retire', can be seen here: http://www.therecusant.org.uk/#/alan-dunnett-new-poem/4558060611. The editor is Alan Morrison: www.alanmorrison.co.uk


John Biggs and Catherine Tang have retained the Macbeth bit I had in the 3rd edition of Teaching for Quality Learning at University. The 4th edition is out now: http://www.mcgraw-hill.co.uk/html/0335242758.html


'Let In' has been selected for this year's Kenya International Film Festival and will be playing on Sunday 23rd Oct at the Alliance Francaise at 9:45.

http://kifftrust.org/onlineprogram.php


'Let In' has been selected for exhibition and will be shown in the Walthamstow International Film Festival which runs from the 3rd to the 11th of September at five venues around Walthamstow Town Centre.

Trailer for 'Let In': http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3aaXRhtYglw


A new set of 'Civil War' poems can be found here:

http://www.therecusant.org.uk/#/poetry-a-l/4524571939


'A Little After Dark' and 'Charon' will appear in 65/1, the autumn issue of Assent.


Dream Catcher 24 launch on Thursday July 7th at Pages Bookshop in Hackney, 7pm with poets Myra Schneider, Chris Hardy, Alan Dunnett, Patrick Drysdale and Mike Lyons and Paul Sutherland

Dream Catcher is available at http://inpressbooks.co.uk/collections/dream-catcher-1/products/dream-catcher-24

The issue is an extraordinary blend of national and international writing, from Turkey, Nigeria, Ireland, USA, and from the UK. Well-known authors such as Graham Mort, Myra Schneider, Tony Roberts, Ian Parks, Mario Susko Micheal Henry and Chris Hardy are featured and Abigail Morley (short-list for the Forward Prize Best First Collection, 2010).

Humorous stories from the USA; translation of Ingeborg Bachmann, excellent artwork and reviews of such writers as the Australian Sandy Fitts and UK poet, Josephine Dickinson.

Dream Catcher is as much fiction as poetry, as much national as international. It knows no barriers or borders. It aims for diversity and excellence, to encompass all subjects and all forms of writing to represent the contemporary world's cultural mix. Contemporary Writing for Contemporary Readers


Three poems appear in Poetry Salzburg Review No.18. 'I Saw You Again' is in The Oxford Magazine, No.306. Other contributors include Geoffrey Hill and there are articles on climate change, sustainability and the Browne Report:

http://damtp.cam.ac.uk/user/sjc1/OM/OM-306.pdf


A new poem in the Civil War sequence can be found here:

http://www.therecusant.org.uk/#/alan-dunnett-from-civil-war/4545093700


Yeovil Literary Prize: 2010 Poetry Competition - 'Something Missing' was commended.


The next issue of Assent will be a new look double issue and will be launched at QUAD (Arts Centre in the middle of Derby) at 7 on Thursday 7th October. This will feature a reading from Bernard O'Donoghue, supported by two other poets (CJ Allen and me) who appear in the issue. SOLD OUT.


'Decision' appears in the Norwich Writers' Circle Open Poetry Competition Anthology 2010:

http://www.norwichwriters.org.uk/poetry/anthology.htm


'I Saw You Again' has been highly commended by the Yorkshire Open Poetry Competition (adjudicator George Szirtes).


'On The Other Side' was commended by the Nottingham Poetry Competition (Adjudicator Penelope Shuttle) and now appears in The Rialto, no.69, the '25 Years' issue:

http://www.therialto.co.uk/pages/2010/05/20/issue-69-of-the-rialto-now-available/

Here is an earlier draft:



'Transit' can be found at Able Muse:

http://www.ablemuse.com/v7/poetry/alan-dunnett/transit

David Angus has produced Civil War and Practical (his voice) as seen at http://www.therecusant.org.uk/#/alandunnettpoems/4532603888

Beggars and The Last Race appear in the competition anthology The Ver Prize 2009. The adjudicator was John Whitworth and the poems were heard at the Maltings Arts Theatre in St Albans on 4th July 09:

The producer was William Walsh.



Compania Pendiente are using A Bed for the Long Night:

http://www.fabrikpotsdam.de/index.php?p=programm&id=535&lang=EN


A Bed for the Long Night came 3rd in the Torbay Poetry Competition, part of the festival. The organiser is Patricia Oxley who also edits Acumen. These recordings (my voice) produced by David Angus:



Many thanks to Anna Andresen and David Angus for providing a voice for the Hamlet poem. They have also done In Bed With Macbeth, which follows straight after.



Pinstripe Hype will soon be releasing their EP called Class. Ugly can be heard here.

Pinstripe Hype are:
Andy Preston   |   Guitars and vocals
James Peters   |   Bass
Zaki Orbell   |   Vocals
Rob Murphy   |   Drums
Rhodri Pazzi-Axworthy   |   Keyboards

Class recorded live at the Carling Academy Islington, 23 November 2006
All songs written by Preston/Peters except "Ugly", lyrics by Alan Dunnett, music by Preston/ Peters
All songs © Market Songs, 2006
© Pinstripe Hype 2006



I have a bit in John Biggs' revised edition of Teaching for Quality Learning at University, which he has written with Catherine Tang. He is a novelist as well as an educationalist and can be visited at:
http://www.johnbiggs.com.au/


Detain appears in Orbis 131, having come third in the Middlesex University International Poetry Competition.

Good to see Kevin Fegan very active, not just as a playwright of standing but as a poet, currently being published by Five Leaves. We gave some poetry readings together, through East Midlands Arts, about 15 years ago.

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