Niall O'Sullivan

high brow, low brow, none of that stuff in the middle

2/12/17

My youngest has a strategy for when she doesn’t want to do something during the swimming lesson. She slides off the noodle or the floating mat and sinks into the water to tread a few inches beneath the surface, grinning back at me though chlorinated ripples. I laugh every time, scoop her back out and […]

Missive 10/4/12

BANG BANG! BANG BANG! If you see a man ambling about South London talking to himself, but his random tergiversations seem to be in iambic terza rima: that’s probably me trying to memorise my Cantos for my gig at Bang Said the Gun this Thursday. If you haven’t yet been to BANG then you really […]

The Next Step-: Poetry School Workshop, January 2012

I will be running a ten week course for intermediate level poets from January 2011 at the Poetry School. The course, entitled “The Next Step”, will focus on technical and practical aspects of writing poetry, from formal poetry to performance poetry. The course will also offer practical advice on other aspects of poetry, from reading in public […]

Missive 29/10/11

Punchy Poetry Big plug first for a big gig in North Weezy. The poet that truly does what it says on the tin, The Bros Grim, is holding a benefit for the boxing gym where he works as a trainer tonight. There will be an all star poetry line up at, and in aid of, […]

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