The Liverish Red-Blooded Riffraff Hoo-Ha

Here’s a reworking of Little Red Riding Hood, using an old OULIPO technique called N+7. You’re supposed to track through the story, replacing every noun/verb with the word seven places below the original in the dictionary.

So, I tried it out…. would you believe it, total nonsense.

Then I tried eight places… nine places… ten…

Eventually, when I [...]

Portrait of the Yeti as a Young Man

Being National Poetry Day,  I’ve been visiting a few schools and reading out some of my poems for younger humans. Here’s one of them, along with an illustration by Dockers MC, who met me in a park in South London and handed me the portfolio like we were a couple of spies. Spies with amazing Caramel [...]