My first poetry collection…

…is called ‘At 3 o’clock I think of sex and death’  published by Spike, an indepenedent publisher in Liverpool.

Poems are inspired by star-crossed lovers on the run, voyeurism, lonely leather jackets and rock ‘n’ roll.

You can buy it online from the Spike website or from News from Nowhere  or Probe Records in Liverpool.

Cover of 'At three o'clock I think of sex and death'

Heart Beats London – new poetry night!

Heart Beats Rhyme ‘n’ Roll Poetry Night was a great success in Liverpool over the past couple of years and I hope to run some more events in 2010…You can join our new Heart Beats Facebook group for info on future events.

In the mean time though, my partner in crime Bea Colley, is starting up a sister night in London! I’ll be going down there at the end of October to read on the very first night, along with ace poet Caroline Bird who read at our last Liverpool event.  It should be a great night, so come along if you’re in the area. More details below:

Come… and celebrate the launch of Heart Beats London, with poets, bands, Halloween treats and cakes, fanzines and magazines, mix tape raffle, poetry films and more!

Featuring: Caroline Bird, Sam Riveire and Lisa Jones, with music from Betty and the Werewolves! 

At  Wilmington Arms pub, 69 Roseberry Avenue, Clerkenwell, London, EC1R 4RL. (Nearest tube: Angel)£5/£4

Heart Beats london

Malcontents: poetry & guitars at Walker Art Gallery

Malcontents

Malcontents

I’m pretty excited as I’ve been asked to do a poetry set at a late night event at the Walker Art Gallery later this month!

It’s part of the Long Night of the Abandon Normal Devices festival, where all the galleries in Liverpool will be staying open late and hosting cool music/arty events.

I’ll be doing a collaborative poetry & music set under the name Malcontents with guitarist, Ivan. It’s the first time we’ve done this live  – there’ll be experimental guitar sounds, drum machine backing  and tales of star-crossed lovers, from my first collection.

It’s on Thursday 24 September – the Walker opens at with DJ-ing at 5pm and we’ll be on around 6.30pm.

You can even get a sneak preview of the new Bridget Riley: Flashback exhibition from 8pm.

It’s all free, so come down after work and do something different with your Thursday night!

Poetry at the ‘Cabinet of Curiosity’, Manchester

Reading of 'Badlands' at the Cabinet of Curiosity, Manchester

Reading of 'Badlands' at the Cabinet of Curiosity, Manchester

This was a bit of a special night as I got to perform ‘Badlands’ with a Velvet Underground track (‘The Gift’) before our Dirtblonde gig. The whole stage was covered in tin foil because we had our own background ‘set’ inspired by Andy Warhol’s Factory…this was all part of the cool ‘Cabinet of Curiosty’ nights that happen in Manchester.

I don’t make a habit of reading with a cape on but I think it worked in this setting! You can see more photos from the gig here…

Poetry videos

Lisa reading at The Bluecoat

You can check out a couple of videos of my stuff.  There’s  one of ‘Free falling’ from the last Heart Beats poetry night and one of  ‘Badlands’  that I did at my launch at The Bluecoat gallery.

Watch poetry videos…