Monday, 17 July 2017

Helen Mort Reads My Poem 'Salt on the Lips' in a Videopoem Produced by Claire Trévien

I'm feeling very blessed to be able to share this videopoem Claire Trévien has created for my poem 'Salt on the Lips' from The Calder Valley Codex, beautifully read by the marvellous Helen Mort.

Two of my favourite poets (and people)! You can view the poem below:

As Claire says: "My latest videopoem creation is now up on YouTube for easy sharing. Features a fabulous poem by Steve Nash, read by Helen Mort, with footage from the Institute of Other People's Memories (not kidding). Enjoy and pass it on!"

So do please enjoy and share if you get the urge.

Happy watching.

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Me - The Movie Star! (sort of)

The new documentary about Branwell Bronte, A Humble Station, which features interviews with some of the areas poets (plus me) will have its premiere on June 15th in Halifax.

The eventbrite page can be found over here if you fancy a ticket:

Next stop - Hollywood! :) x

Monday, 5 June 2017

An Interview with Me

The crawly folks at Caterpillar asked if I'd take part in their new interview series. Cue lots of uncomfortable squirming as I face my least favourite subject... Me!

You can find the interview over here:
Click here for the interview

Thursday, 1 June 2017

New Anthology - Out Now

The stunning new A Bee's Breakfast Anthology is out now.

There are too many wonderful writers in here to list them all, but I'm thoroughly proud to see my poem 'We Started at the Severn' rubbing shoulders with work from Carole Bromley, Oz Hardwick, Wendy Pratt, and a whole host of other talented poets.

Monday, 29 May 2017

Eerie Video Tribute to the Codex

Caterpillar Poetry have put together a suitably eerie, and beautiful video tribute to my Calder Valley Codex pamphlet.

You can find the video at the following link:
Click here for the video

Monday, 1 May 2017

Keep Calm and Praise Cthulu

In news of the otherworldly variety, after doing some work on H.P. Lovecraft recently, the fictional Miskatonic University of Arkham (yes, the one from Lovecraft's stories) has presented me with my overdue doctorate certificate - officially attained in 1898. 
Apparently I've also been a faculty member for 119 years.
Praise Cthulu!
(is it wrong that I'm as proud of this Doctorate as I am of my actual Phd?)

Thursday, 20 April 2017

The Poetry Show - With Special Guest Me (again)

Such is their gluttony for a good ole punishing, the lovely Pod Peeps invited me back on the chat about that most four letter of four letter words: Work.

You can find the episode over here:


and find their website here:

and the facebook page:

every time you like their page, a poet gets a hug.

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Creative Histories Bristol

Super happy to report that my former colleague Dr Leanne Bibby and I will be presenting a panel at the Creative Histories Conference in Bristol this summer.

Looking forward to seeing some old friends and meeting a bunch of creative thinkers and researchers (over cider probably).

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

History Post on the Poetry Show Blog

The Poetry Show asked if for my thoughts on History to companion the latest episode of the show.

You can find my musings, and my overdue confession regarding being a vampire over here:

Monday, 27 February 2017

The Poetry Show - With Special Guest... Me!

The lovely PodPeeps over at the Poetry Show invited me to come and have a ramble about History.

Have a listen at the following links:


You can find their Facebook page over here:

and check out their website over here:



Monday, 16 January 2017

Best of Derbyshire Poets 2017! Featuring Mort, Matt, Markham & Me (and Jamie whose name really ruined that bit of over alliteration)

Looking forward to returning to the ole stomping grounds for the Best of Derbyshire Poets gig on Jan 28th in Chesterfield.

"Great line up for this, including a rare home town appearance from Helen Mort, Derby's Word Wise poets Jamie Thrasivoulou and Michael Markham, Matthew Hedley Stoppard and Steve Nash, all topped off by a set from resident musical genius Ichabod"

More details abound over here:
Click here for the Facebook event page

Hope to see some of y'all there :)