'I chuckled several times. I also frowned as I realised none of these poems rhyme'
'Made me laugh more than any collection has done for a long time'
'Like being tickled while watching an Alan Bennett play... A truly brilliant collection'
Surreal, playful and sometimes tender, these poems feature robot train inspectors, static caravans and Lionel Richie songs that didn’t chart. Along the way there are musings on fatherhood, travelling, falling in love and of course falling out of it. And if you’ve ever wondered what happens when Philip Larkin goes on holiday, or what a haiku about cleaning products looks like – read on.
Mark is a UK National Poetry Slam finalist, a John Tripp Award for Spoken Poetry finalist and longlisted for the National Poetry Competition. Loud Music Makes You Drive Faster is his first collection.
Published 1st October, advance copies available Amazon or for a SIGNED AND NUMBERED LIMITED EDITION WITH DEDICATION, come back to this page in early October to order direct.
It includes the Ballad for David Dimbleby, a poem written backwards, a poem constructed entirely from place names in the UK and poem that doesn't have any words in it at all and some previously undiscovered Shakespearian football results.
Plus, train delays announced by a robot who wants to be a human, and the week in Bee Gee News.
To book Mark for performances of Loud music makes you drive faster, please visit the Bookings page
remind me of you
the 3 of your chest
the 4 of your knee
the 7 as you turn to run the bath
the 9 as you bend to kiss me
the girl from countdown
Mark is a UK National Poetry Slam finalist , a finalist in the John Tripp Award for Spoken Poetry and longlisted for the National Poetry Competition.
'Full of verve, wit and incredibly funny'
The Ballad of David Dimbleby Courtesy BBC The One Show.
The Poem written backwards Courtesy Literature Wales
'Football results' and 'Asteroid' Video (c) Nick Lovell
'Poem for John Cooper Clarke'
Image courtesy of We Are Cardiff
Image courtesy Judith Palmer