I love this picture. Especially as it appears on the publicity for the upcoming News Agents show this Saturday 19th September. I am very excited as I have been invited to join multi-talented artist, writer, composer and performer Jude Cowan Montague on her weekly news-arts show for Resonance FM. The show goes out on a Saturday afternoon 2.30-3.30 on 104.4 FM but will also be available to download as a podcast on mixcloud. Jude has had a fascinating and eclectic group of guests on her show – for a flavour, have a glance at her blog for the show: http://thenewsagents.blogspot.co.uk
The other guest on the show this week will be Lucy Furlong, poet and, as she describes herself on twitter, Landscape Punk. I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy of her debut pamphlet clew published by Hesterglock Press. You can read about it here: http://www.lucyfurlong.com
The idea for the show is that Lucy and I will be reading some poems and talking to Jude about our work and how it engages with issues that are in the news (or should be in the news). Jude will also be singing. I won’t be singing, just in case you are worried. The details are here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1479269162369208/
I will be reading from The Bitters and from my new pamphlet The Frock Enquiry (due to be published by Annexe Magazine this Autumn). The relevance of the photograph Jude has used for the show should become apparent if you listen in. I do hope you will join me, Lucy and Jude. It should be fun. And serious. As a news-arts show should be.