Headset #4- Colin Bramwell

We’re delighted to introduce the fourth of our new Headset format, thirty minutes of spoken word from Colin Bramwell. You can buy it from our Bandcamp page below, or get it by subscribing to our podcast via the links on the right.

 

INFORMATION:

Umbrella Man by Colin Bramwell

Bohori by Yang Mu, translated by Wenchi Li and Colin Bramwell, from Yang Mu, Hawk of the Mind: Collected Poems, edited by Michelle Yeh, and available from Columbia University Press in Spring 2018.

‘I Think It’s Gonna Rain Today’ by Randy Newman.

All other poems, texts and translations by Colin Bramwell. Piano and other music also by Colin Bramwell, sound design and mastering from Rob MacNeacail.

With special thanks to John Osborne and Eva Rodriguez Paredes.

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Call for Submissions #15 – NEIGHBOURS

We want your words. Your words…inspired by Neighbours.

When we say ‘we want your words’ we want anything that involves you making noises; it’s only limited by what your mind can come up with and a time constraint: a maximum of five minutes in length (a limit, rather than a target). We’re interested in any style of writing, we want to show off the range of spoken word. We are happy to broadcast previously published works.

Whatever you send, the podcast will be set to an ambient soundtrack, so we ask that the recordings are vocals only. Preferred audio formats are mp3 and wav files.

Recordings can be sent to lies.dreamingpodcast at gmail dot com by the 3oth of April 2018 for a podcast at the end of May.

The theme for the fifteenth podcast is Neighbours.

We’re looking forward to your responses!

All submissions will receive a response within 10 days of the deadline passing.

Contributors to the podcast will receive a payment of £5.

Lies, Dreaming #14 – HORSES

We are delighted to announce the contributors for our fourteenth podcast, which has as its theme “HORSES”.

You can subscribe to the podcast using the links on the right.

Here is a rundown of our contributors:

Rita Bradd, published since 2007 in print and online anthologies, was short-listed for the Herald/McCash prize with The Herrin Trail, which was made into a Filmpoem by Alastair Cook, included on BBC Scotland’s Culture Studio feature on sculpture The Creel Loaders by Gardner Molloy, who carved an extract into stones, also fully published on interpretation boards beside the sculpture at Dunbar, and appeared in several publications including a SmaBuik by Poems-for- All at StAnza 2016.

In 2015 Rita appeared on BBC 3 as a guest on Ian Macmillan’s The Verb, duetting with Ira Lightman, and was part of Book Week Scotland.

Her debut poetry booklet Salt & Soil was published in 2017 which she toured East Lothian libraries with during Scottish Book Trust’s Book Week Scotland. She regularly appears on local radio with her troupe ‘The Three Craws’, performing her series of scripts in Scots/English. Rita is completing her book on her 2013/2014 voyage with 1864 clipper ship City of Adelaide.

www.ritabradd.com

Ian Richardson spends a lot of his time listening to, reading, writing and performing poetry…probably in that order. He still enjoys writing bios in the third person and has given up drinking coffee in favour of  tea. Ian lives on the East Coast of Scotland where he was inspired to write ‘Little Joe from Kokomo.’ after seeing two pairs of horses riding hard along the waters edge.

You can find him here @IanRich10562022

Russell Jones is an Edinburgh-based writer and editor. He has published 5 poetry collections and edited 2 poetry anthologies.

Rachel Tonks Hill always wanted to be either a doctor or writer when she grew up. She now has a PhD and has released three novels and desperately hopes this doesn’t mean she has to grow up. Her latest novel is the sci-fi action adventure, Novis, which is basically Beowulf in space with a cast of badass queer ladies. Tonks is also the co-host of the film discussion podcast Celluloid Scrutiny. She lives in Nottingham with her partner and an insufficient number dogs.

racheltonkshill.com

 

 

Lies, Dreaming #13 – RELEASE THE KRAKEN!

We are delighted to launch our thirteenth podcast on the theme of “RELEASE THE KRAKEN!”. You can stream it now via Soundcloud:

You can also subscribe to the podcast using the links on the right.

Here is a rundown of our contributors:

Ian Richardson enjoys writing and performing poetry and is always greatly encouraged when his work is published. His works appear in various anthologies and he has been a contributor to Lies and Dreaming since Podcast #1. He lives on the East coast of Scotland where the biggest thing he has seen rising out of the sea is the morning sun. 

Janette Ayachi (1982- ) is a Scottish-Algerian poet who has been published in over sixty literary journals and anthologies from presses such as Polygon, Freight, Seren, and Salt’s ‘The Best British Poetry of 2015’. She collaborates with artists, has been shortlisted for a few chewable accolades, and has performed her work on the BBC Radio, as well as across the U.K at various events. She has a combined honors degree in Literature and Film from Stirling University and an MSc in Creative Writing from Edinburgh University. She is the author of poetry pamphlets Pauses at Zebra Crossings and A Choir of Ghosts, and a children’s chapter book The Mermaid, The Girl and The Gondola published by Black Wolf Edition press. Her first full poetry collection Hand Over Mouth music will be published by Pavilion (University of Liverpool) in 2019, and she is currently working on Misdialing The Muses: A Poet’s Memoir.

J.S.Watts is a UK novelist and poet. Her writing appears in publications in Britain, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the States and has been broadcast on BBC and Independent Radio. She has published five books: two poetry collections, “Cats and Other Myths” and “ Years Ago You Coloured Me”, plus a multi-award nominated SF poetry pamphlet, “Songs of Steelyard Sue”, all published by Lapwing Publications, and two novels, “A Darker Moon” – dark literary fantasy, and “Witchlight”  – paranormal romance, published in the US and UK by Vagabondage Press. See www.jswatts.co.uk for further details.

Antonia Seaward is a spoken and written word artist based in the Southside of Glasgow, whose words are as pragmatic as they are poignant with a very human tone. When she is not writing poetry at her kitchen table she is looking after her three young girls.

 

Our next podcast theme is “HORSES”. Submission criteria can be found here.

 

Call for Submissions #14 – HORSES

We want your words. Your words…inspired by HORSES.

When we say ‘we want your words’ we want anything that involves you making noises; it’s only limited by what your mind can come up with and a time constraint: a maximum of five minutes in length (a limit, rather than a target). We’re interested in any style of writing, we want to show off the range of spoken word. We are happy to broadcast previously published works.

Whatever you send, the podcast will be set to an ambient soundtrack, so we ask that the recordings are vocals only. Preferred audio formats are mp3 and wav files.

Recordings can be sent to lies.dreamingpodcast at gmail dot com by the 31st of January 2018 for a podcast at the end of February.

The theme for the fourteenth podcast is HORSES.

We’re looking forward to your responses!

All submissions will receive a response within 10 days of the deadline passing.

Contributors to the podcast will receive a payment of £5.

Headset #1 – Stef Mohamed

We’re delighted to introduce the first of our new Headset format, twenty minutes of spoken word from Stef Mohamed. You can buy it from our Bandcamp page below, or get it by subscribing to our podcast via the links on the right.

INFORMATION:

When you google him these words appear on the right of the screen:

Stefan Mohamed is an author, poet and sometime journalist. He graduated from Kingston University in 2010 with a first class degree in creative writing and film studies, and later that year won the inaugural Sony Reader Award, a category of the Dylan Thomas Prize, for his novel Bitter Sixteen. He lives in Bristol, where he works as an editorial assistant, writing stories and performing poetry in his spare time.

His Twitter feed is also good, but this is all we know.

Enjoy!

Introducing “Lies, Dreaming: Headsets”

We are delighted to introduce a new series of Lies, Dreaming – Headsets.

These will be released every other month, alternately with our regular theme-driven podcasts, and will feature one writer performing a solo pieces or pieces set to an ambient backdrop. They will be available via the Poetry as Fuck podcast and our new Bandcamp page. If you buy it from the latter 75% of the profits will go to the artist.

To kick things off, we’ve got Stefan Mohamed, who featured on our very first podcast about Tim Henman, performing a series of poetry and prose pieces. That will be released at the end of October. Following this in late December we have Calum Rodger with his sequence “Rock Star North”.

These are brilliant. We are SUPER ENTHUSED about them and what we’ve got planned for this project.

We have other writers lined up to follow, but if you have an idea for a Headset please let us know. Send a synopsis and a short bio to lies.dreamingpodcast at gmail dot com. These must be 10-30 minute spoken word pieces that we can set to an ambient backdrop. You should also be aware that it may be over a year before they are released.

Producing these first two podcasts has been an immensely satisfying collaboration, so thanks to all our listeners and supporters who allow us to keep providing this platform.

 

Lies, Dreaming #12 – Postcards from the Future

We are delighted to launch our twelfth podcast on the theme of “Postcards from the Future”. You can stream it now via Soundcloud:

You can also subscribe to the podcast using the links on the right.

Here is a rundown of our contributors:

Colin Bramwell is a writer and performer from the Black Isle. His various projects include creating and performing spoken word theatre shows at fringe festivals across Europe, translating the Taiwanese poet Yang Mu, playing piano for Scottish improv wizards Men With Coconuts, and trying to write poems about Milo Yiannopoulos without doing loads of sick burps. He’s the artistic director of Teuchter Company, a group dedicated to making genre-spanning theatre. You can listen to a solo version of his second show, Tiger, here: https://colinbramwell.bandcamp.com/releases

Elaine McKay lives in Scotland. She is a graduate of Glasgow University. She has stories included in several anthologies and has flash fiction pieces published in various places online.
She is also the author of the picture book, ‘Grandma’s Face Tells Her Story’ (published by eTreasurespublishing.)

Maria Di Mario is a Scottish writer based in Barcelona. She has a PhD in Creative Writing from the University of Glasgow. Her creative interests include the natural world and concepts of family. She swims in the sea every day.

Stephen Barnaby was raised by stoats and taught to communicate entirely through fifty snuffly, grunty noises, which he has successfully and randomly rearranged into two pamphlets, Self Loathing Ostrich Tragedy and It was Happy Hour at the Nutty Nun.

 

Our next podcast theme is “RELEASE THE KRAKEN!”. Submission criteria can be found here.