Thursday, 10 December 2015

The BIG LOVE Remixes

We embarked on some poetry jiggery-pokery with Kevin McLean and Doug Garry's poem Big Love - with their permission, of course - and made it into a downloadable thing you can read and listen to.

You can download it here and stream it below.

Sunday, 6 December 2015

Lies, Dreaming #1

Myself and Ross McCleary have put together a spoken word podcast called Lies, Dreaming. The theme of the first podcast was Tim Henman, and much to our surprise we put together half an hour of pure, unadulterated Henmania. You can stream it below, or subscribe to it via iTunes.

Friday, 20 November 2015

You and Who Else

I've contributed an article about Stingray to You and Who Else, a charity anthology of essays about television. Details of how to buy a copy are here.

Wednesday, 4 November 2015


The latest Poets Against Humanity podcast is now online. You can either stream it or subscribe via iTunes.

I've written a couple of pieces for Den of Geek:

I've had poems published in issue one of Freak Circus and will be appearing at a free show on Friday the 6th of November at The Bongo Club (7pm). 

Friday, 11 September 2015

Sunday, 16 August 2015

Gutter #13

I have two poems in the new issue of Gutter, which is available from their website and probably at the Edinburgh International Book Festival, possibly the National Library and some branches of Waterstones and Blackwells.

Here's the title of one of the poems.

Sunday, 2 August 2015

Edinburgh Fringe 2015

Before the Fringe starts, I'm going to be in Glasgow at a poetry night:

Wednesday 5th, Glasgow - STFU 4: Your Facial Excretions Are An Affront To Nature

And then this Sunday the Fringe proper begins:

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Thursday, 7 May 2015

Den of Geek: Is Liam Neeson squandering his talent?

I originally pitched this as an open letter to Liam Neeson asking him to do fewer action films, and then got asked to do it as a normal article. In the process of researching it, as usually happens, it became clear that the simple answer of 'Yes' isn't fair, although no one would mind if he mixed things up a little. Anyway, if you want a potted history of the last five years worth of Neeson, this is probably a good place to start.

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Den of Geek: What next for Saturday night family drama?

With Atlantis ending, only Doctor Who has lasted after the spate of Saturday night tea-time dramas kicked off ten years ago. This article looks at why, and what happens next.

Thursday, 30 April 2015

Valve IV: Three poems published

I have three poems in the new issue of ValveFirst Rule of Fight Club, Goldilocks and the Three Leaders of the Main UK Political Parties, and Every Indie Disco Ever (Concrete Version).

There's information on how to buy a copy here

Design by Kari Stewart

Monday, 20 April 2015

National Flash Fiction Day: Life Gets You Down

A story I wrote is on the National Flash Fiction Day blog. It's short, if you're in a hurry, and it's surrounded by dozens of others if you're not.

Click here for 'Life Gets You Down'.

Friday, 27 March 2015

Friday, 13 March 2015

Den of Geek: What Can a Dalek Story Do?

I've been examining the tropes and potential stories for certain monsters in Doctor Who for Den of Geek. That continues today with this look at the Daleks.

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Aloud Magazine #2 - An Ode to Edinburgh

I have a poem published in Aloud Magazine #2, the zine of the Aloud QMU Poets. It's called An Ode To Edinburgh, and you can read it (along with other great poems) here.

© Morgaine Das Varma

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Far Off Places: The Second Breakfast

I contributed a poem - Why Is My Burger Dressed As a Wanker? - to the third volume of the Far Off Places journal. It can be downloaded via their website, here.

Saturday, 31 January 2015

The Grind - Issue IV

I have two pieces in the fourth issue of The Grind - The Green Room Code and The Guitarist From Razorlight Considers His Life So Far. You can download it for free from here and get further info here.

Friday, 16 January 2015