Recent Articles Posted on n3rdabl3

I’ve been writing articles for n3rdabl3 over the past few months and generally, whilst good at sharing these posts out via Twitter and the like, I’m appallingly bad at writing them up as a post here on my own site. That’s likely a side effect of the sharing culture we’ve developed today - when you’re… Continue reading Recent Articles Posted on n3rdabl3


Review: Trafika Europe, ‘Polish Nocturne’

My review of Trafika Europe's Polish issue, Polish Nocturne is now live on Sabotage Reviews. What's not clear from the review is how I intended to concentrate purely on the poetry in the volume, but after starting to read the opening piece by Wiesław Myśliwski, ‘A Treatise on Shelling Beans’ I couldn't hold back. I… Continue reading Review: Trafika Europe, ‘Polish Nocturne’

‘The Sot-Weed Factor’, by John Barth

I've been reading this book for about five years. I've started it countless times, each time with the intention of finishing it, but I'd get to the last hundred pages or so and put it down - but not for the reason you expect. I closed this book close to the end for the first time after… Continue reading ‘The Sot-Weed Factor’, by John Barth

Review: ‘No, Wait. Yep. Definitely Still Hate Myself.’ by Robert Fitterman.

This month I took a sturdy look at Robert Fitterman's No, Wait. Yep. Definitely Still Hate Myself. published by Ugly Duckling Presse. I'm no stranger to experimental writing; with interests in postmodern and ergodic literature (as well as a blossoming interest in asemic poetry), but I'd never come across anything like NWDSHM. You'll note from the review that… Continue reading Review: ‘No, Wait. Yep. Definitely Still Hate Myself.’ by Robert Fitterman.

Review: ‘Ground Work’ by David Attwooll & Andrew Walton

Over the last month or so I've had the pleasure of reading and reviewing David Attwooll & Andrew Walton's 'Ground Work' for Sabotage Reviews. When I say 'I had the pleasure of' I don't mean it in the gentle-mannered etiquette sense, I mean I really really really enjoyed it. Really really really. The full review… Continue reading Review: ‘Ground Work’ by David Attwooll & Andrew Walton

Inky Fingers Open Mic Review Now Up on Sabotage

Booooooooooooooooooooom! Yep, it's up, and the lovely editor has given it good prune and has made it look very presentable! I know I say it in the review but I want to say it again... Inky Fingers is a truly fantastic Open Mic event, I was overwhelmed on my first visit and remember walking home… Continue reading Inky Fingers Open Mic Review Now Up on Sabotage

‘Sirens of Titan’ by Kurt Vonnegut

I'm now a fan of KV. I'd read KV previously,  that oft recommended 'Slaughterhouse Five'  which I rather enjoyed but I read that during (and for)  study purposes. As such, I viewed it with a critical eye - ever aware that I might have to take my hand from the page to pick up the… Continue reading ‘Sirens of Titan’ by Kurt Vonnegut

Review: Janette Ayachi ~ ‘A Choir of Ghosts’

These last few months I've been mulling my way through Janette Ayachi's A Choir of Ghosts - a collection of mythical, imaginative poems exploring Amsterdam, Leith, Berlin and elsewhere. Ayachi is incredibly good at describing and summoning place and melding this in with the human; the emotional, the personal, and the particular. Anyway, the whole… Continue reading Review: Janette Ayachi ~ ‘A Choir of Ghosts’

Sabotage Reviews

As you may already know, I recently started writing chapbook and performance poetry reviews for the folk over at Sabotage. One of my recent reviews has just gone up on the site and I though I'd share it here as well as link up to the other reviews I've done recently. So here goes... (WordPress… Continue reading Sabotage Reviews

Spec Ops: The Line [Retrospective]

[This was originally posted on DESTRUCTOID, here.] With it's cover based combat, over-the-shoulder camera antics and butch male characters I'd initially forgive you for confusing Yager Devlopment's Spec Ops: The Line with Epic Games' Gears of War but the similarities between the two series end there. Spec Ops' is Gears of War all grown up,… Continue reading Spec Ops: The Line [Retrospective]