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Ek Zuban 2005: Bi-lingual pamphlet which includes work by Finnish poet Esa Hirvonen. These poems explore the legacy of growing up with an alcoholic father. I’d written about him before in As If but wanted to get deeper in.

These are very personal poems and I wanted to find a way to make that easier on myself and people who came to readings – so with the help of Simon James my teccy friend, I put together a set of images and bits of music to accompany a sequence of them. Then this was projected at readings and I read in the spaces. It was really exciting to do and added a new dimension to the work – for example, found an actual recording of some Lancaster bomber crew talking which I added in as an intro. Just amazing to hear those young men’s voices with that unmistakable (terrifying) drone. You can download an audio version – sound effects, music and me reading the poems here and play it on your media player.