“The Swelling Year” – a short film collaboration

It was an absolute joy to work with my old friend and designer/video artist Lachlan Outhred to make a short film showcasing some of the poems from The Swelling Year and the locations that have inspired me. Check out the video here.

Momentum gathering – and some exciting news

This week has seen lots of progress for The Swelling Year. I’ve finished selecting the poems and the first draft has been through its first check-over by another pair of eyes. I’ve also started the process with Lulu, the publisher I’ve chosen, and done the initial set-up of the crowdfunding campaign at Pozible. Lots of action!

Most excitingly, I’ve teed up a collaboration with my highly talented artist friend Robert Kingdom, who designed the banner for this site. Robert will be contributing some of his artwork to the project, and I’m looking forward to keeping you posted on what this will involve. In the meantime, here’s a sample of his work. Go and check out more at his website. And stay tuned for the next update!