Wednesday, 7 December 2016

New Poetry Podcast - Available Now!

 A brand new poetry podcast is available now.  Each week the wonderful Rose, Alan, Laurence, and Charli, discuss a new theme and share their some poetry.
There's guests too including the likes of Kate Fox, and me!
Check out their twitter page for more details and links at the link below.

Monday, 5 December 2016

Calderdale Library Services - Reading Series (aka Morning Surgery with Dr Nash)

In addition to Calderdale Library Services placing copies of The Calder Valley Codex in libraries across the area, they've also organised a series of reading events.

The first one will be at Sowerby Bridge library on Saturday the 10th of December.
Here's what they had to say:

Then at 11am on Saturday 10th we’re delighted to welcome award-winning local poet Steve Nash. Steve will be reading from his hot-off-the-press collection of poetry, The Calder Valley Codex, inspired by the natural landscapes and industrial heritage of Calderdale.

There will be a reading and a Q&A. Do come on down and grill me, have a chat, or just come and hang out with some lovely people.

Thanks again to the Calderdale Library Services for their support.

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

New Anthology from Beautiful Dragons Press

The new collaborative anthology from Beautiful Dragons - Not A Drop: Just Oceans of Poetry
is out not featuring work from many wonderful poets, and my own piece 'Hudson Strait'

You can find their website over here:

It's always lovely to be involved in the collaborations and the anthologies never disappoint.

Saturday, 19 November 2016

The Calder Valley Codex - Out Now

My new pamphlet, The Calder Valley Codex is available now over at the Book Shop:
Click here to buy a copy

'Steve Nash's poems speak with a 'feral tongue', honouring the Calder valley, a landscape of breathing chimneys, swooning moors and night-sky stories. This collection celebrates the desire paths we forge through language as well as through landscape. The poems of The Calder Valley Codex make you 'press your ear to the page' and listen truly'
- Helen Mort

'Millstone grit and the shadow of the industrial earnestness sing the song of the upper Calder valley. Steve Nash writes about these 'edgelands' with skill and artistry, captures the idiolect of their 'haunted geography' in sharp, relevant imagery and thoughtful, precise language. These are very fine poems indeed. I have enjoyed them immensely. You will too.'
- Bob Horne

Thanks to everyone who has supported me, and the publisher throughout the wee book's development.

Saturday, 29 October 2016

Wanna See Something Really Scary?

The launch is just two days away.  You can find the Facebook event page over here:

Please come and join us - Fancy dress optional (as always!)

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

The Calder Valley Codex - Coming Soon

My new collection, The Calder Valley Codex will be released on Halloween.
The launch will include guest readings from the wonderful Helen Mort,
and Calder Valley's own goth sweary fairy Gen Walsh.  More details to follow shortly :D

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Science Fiction Research Association Review

A big thanks to the SFRA for putting my thoughts in issue 316 of the review.

Apocalypse, destiny, monsters, and other such ponderings in digital media.
Validating far too much time spent with Fallout 4 and Titan Souls.
You can find the issue (Spring 316) over here:

Happy reading

Thursday, 2 June 2016

#FeatureFriday @ Ink in Thirds

 The lovely folks over at Ink In Thirds were kind enough to make me their Feature Friday artist last week.

 You can check out their unique take on an interview at this link:


Wednesday, 18 May 2016

New Anthology: Out now! (watch out it's a scary one)

Delighted to announce that my poem 'The Hag of Eagle Crag' a poem from my upcoming 'Calder Valley Codex' collection is included among an oozing of other macabre and disturbing poems in Pankhearst's new Slim Volume: See into the Dark.

You can get it here:

Happy (though terrifying) reading everyone! x

Three Drops from a Cauldron - Welcome their new member... ME!

I'm pleased to report that I've recently joined the team over at the gorgeous Three Drops from a Cauldron.  You can find us over here:

Run by the magnificent Kate Garrett, I'll be joining Robert De Born as a reviewer for the press.

Here's my big face from the page:

Come and have a look and maybe send us some of your own works and words :D

My first review for the Press is up now too over here:

Monday, 9 May 2016

Thursday, 5 May 2016

Chorlton Arts Festival - 24th May

I'll be performing alongside Midnight Shelley at the Chorlton Arts Festival on the 24th May.
There's open mic slots available if you book quickly.

The Facebook page is over here (add a comment to book an open mic slot in support of myself and Midnight):

And the Festival page is over here:

Come join us!

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Bradford Literature Festival - 26th May

The Bradford Lit Fest is nearly upon us - and yes that is Nadiya from Bake Off on the page opposite my big face, but come to our event instead! - Mildly Erotic Poetry - with Mona Arshi, Sophia Blackwell, Victoria Gatehouse, Jo Brandon, Emma Wright, Sudeep Sen, and me.  You know you wanna :) x

The event page is over here:

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Ink in Thirds - New Poem: Salt on the Lips

Issue 2 of Ink in Thirds is available now at this link

There's some wonderful work in there, plus a new piece from me - 'Salt on the Lips' a poem from my upcoming chapbook: The Calder Valley Codex

You can follow them on Twitter @inkinthirds


Thursday, 28 April 2016

Calder Valley Poetry - New Website Designed by Me

I've recently been tinkering away at the new website for the marvelous Calder Valley Poetry.

Run by the inimitable Bob Horne and growing by the day.  With books from the likes of John Foggin, Steve Ely, and Peter Riley, Calder Valley Poetry is a wonderful addition to the poetry landscape, particularly for us in Happy Valley.

I hope the site design does them some justice.

You can take a look over here:

 You can also follow on Twitter @poetry_calder


Wednesday, 20 April 2016

ArtsBridge - For ages 11+ Poetry Workshop with ME!

This weekend there are some fabulous family-friendly, and young-folk-focused events in Sowerby Bridge.

My event for 11+ is a poetry workshop titled: YOU'RE ALREADY AN AWESOME POET
So, come and let me show you why on Sunday the 24th  12-1:30 totally free of charge at The Works on Hollins Mill Lane.

You can find all the details for the whole weekend over here:

Come and join us!

Tuesday, 22 March 2016

York Lit Fest - Tomorrow!

Tomorrow night (Weds 23rd) at the Black Swan in York.

I'm delighted to be involved again this year.  I'll be sharing a stage with the wonderful Helen Mort, Kate Fox, Jim Higo, Ben Wilkinson, and Peter Knaggs at the Festival Wrap Party on Wednesday the 23rd.

Come join us :)

More details are available on the facebook page at the following link:


Sunday, 14 February 2016

Happy Valentine's Day! - Perfect New Anthology

Happy Valentine's Day my lovelies and lovers! The Emma Press timed the release of their gorgeous new anthology (which includes my poem 'Critical Reading') rather beautifully.

Even the Telegraph got in on the action with a feature yesterday:

The book contains some stunning writing from some of my favourite writers, and of course Emma Wright's ever-perfect illustrations.

You can grab a copy for those most midly erotic of peoples in your life over here:

Have a mildly erotic weekend everyone ;)

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Over the Line: An Introduction to Poetry Comics

My review of the Chrissy Williams & Tom Humberstone edited Over the Line is up now over at Sabotage Reviews.  You can find my thoughts at this link:

Spoilers... I really liked this one.


Friday, 5 February 2016

I Am Art - Thanks to Sam Zuppardi!

Illustrator extraordinaire Sam Zuppardi had a busy night at the York Lit Fest Programme Launch creating some gorgeous pics of the performers.

Here's his (very flattering) version of me and my rambles. 

You can find his other pics from the night over on his blog here:

Please do go and show him some love.

Sunday, 31 January 2016

A Flood of Thanks!

A huge thank you and well done is due to all the other acts/ bands and organisers of the Floods of Sound flood relief fundraising gig.  We managed to raise a whopping £2000 by generally having a great time and getting a wee bit tipsy.  Special nod of appreciation to the mighty Dave Sykes for his superhuman efforts.

This from the Bull on the Bridge:

"Wow what a weekend FLOODS OF SOUND has been!

A BIG thank you to all who have helped organise this event we wouldn't of been able to do it without everyone's help, it was defiantly amazing and all the bands were on point! Thank you to all those who also came to support us we was rammed to the rafters both days!
Lots of people also generously gave monies to the flood fund and we can now reveal that we managed to raise £1,936.15! However we then had one brilliant guy at the end throw in the £64!!
Which gives us a grand total of ...

As we were so busy last night and we wanted to keep raising as much as possible, so we are drawing the raffle today and all winners will be notified and will be able to pick up there prizes from Sowerby Taps 😊
Once again a BIG THANK YOU ALL 😊"

And here's the obligatory shot of me being my usual super professional self:


Monday, 4 January 2016

Floods of Sound! A Fundraiser for Victims of the Sowerby Floods - 16th/17th of Jan

Come and join us for a great cause Next weekend.

The floods have caused massive devastation and the Bull on the Bridge has pulled together a weekend of live music to raise money for those worse affected.

I'm honoured to say I've been asked to kick this mini festival off - so please please come and join us o Saturday the 16th - I'll be starting things off at 1pm sharp.  Please come and show your support if you can.

Thanks for listening/ reading.  Happy (dry) new year all :) x

York Literature Festival Programme Downloadable Now!

The 2016 York Literature Festival Programme is available to download now from the YLF site here:

I'm delighted to be involved again this year.  I'll be sharing a stage with the wonderful Helen Mort, Kate Fox, Jim Higo, Ben Wilkinson, and Peter Knaggs at the Festival Wrap Party on Wednesday the 23rd.

Come join us :)