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Chart / June

Busy month. So busy I didn’t have time to make my little music chart. I managed to plough through 100 pages of the manuscript, so the second draft should be finished by the end of July. I unexpectedly received a glowing review (9/10!) for By the Feet of Men from Starburst Magazine, a useful appraisal from Foreword Reviews for their July/August print magazine, and a detailed critique from Literary Portals that has maybe my favourite quote in any review so far (“it was just too brutal and depressing for me, with a too realistic portrayal of humanity at its worst, eerily believable and entirely too possible in the not so distant future”). Also, as I said in my last post, I wrote a guest article on author Kate Vane’s website about the power of fiction to change the discourse on the climate emergency for the better. And I wrote a piece about refugees living in Germany for Lemon Theory Magazine.

There should be more baller content that is en voie d’èlaboration. We’ll see.

Music for the hot times:

  1. Jai Paul - Str8 Outta Mumbai

  2. Scholar X - Reality

  3. Apparat - CARONTE

  4. Denzel Curry - AUTOMATIC

  5. Floating Points - LesAlpx

  6. Hatchie - Unwanted Guest

  7. Riot City - The Hunter

  8. Diamond Head - Coffin Train

  9. Patrice Bäumel - North

  10. Billie Eilish - i love you

  11. Celer - Rains Lit By Neon

the future of big coal.

the future of big coal.

Chart / April

April was a productive month. I had a piece published by Wordrunner for its Spring 2019 eChapbook and another piece accepted by Lemon Theory magazine with its pretty visuals (it’ll be out on 2 June). Also received a few welcome advance reviews for By the Feet of Men - one from Future Fire magazine, one from Books in Blankets and one from Brittany the Book Guru. And I survived the climate conference and apparently managed to string a few coherent sentences together (I haven’t watched the video back; wincing gives you wrinkles).

May is for the manuscript. I hope.

Music to bid goodbye to hibernation to:

  1. Mannequin Pussy - Drunk II

  2. Diane Coffee - Not Ready To Go

  3. Sensible Soccers - Telas na areia

  4. Lizzo - Juice

  5. FKA Twigs - Cellophane

  6. Big Thief - Watering

  7. Tame Impala - Borderline

  8. Another Sky - Fighting Bulls

  9. Prins Thomas - Fra Miami til Chicago

  10. Haram - American Police

when a spider releases gossamer to fly through the air, it’s called ballooning. balloon silks have been collected at altitudes of up to 5 km above sea level. spiders are astronauts.

when a spider releases gossamer to fly through the air, it’s called ballooning. balloon silks have been collected at altitudes of up to 5 km above sea level. spiders are astronauts.