So, here is a poem I did at last month’s Homework – it’s called ‘A Very Short Poem’. The sound does a weird crunchy thing at a couple of points, but meh, you can deal with that, right?

Hey, if you like that (or even if you didn’t) you should come to this month’s Homework. It’s on at Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club on Wednesday July 27th. Doors at 7:30pm. This month’s theme is ‘coolness’, and me, Luke Wright and John Osborne will be previewing our Edinburgh Fringe show, Aisle16 R Kool. If you’re reading this after July 27th, you missed it. Not cool.

I’m going up to the Edinburgh Fringe soon. I’ll be there for the whole month of August with my new show, How To Be A Leader. You can read about it here. It won a Best Show award at the Brighton Fringe and has already picked up 5 stars from Fringe Guru. If you’re going to be up in Edinburgh, may I add my shrill bleating to the hordes of caterwauling attention-seekers and bid you: come see me. If you don’t want to hand over any spondools for the privilege of my company, I’ll be manning the Poetry Takeaway in Bristo Square most days (see here for more info on that particular folly) where you can pick up a free, bespoke poem on any subject, have it performed to you and get a free, personal copy to take away, all in around 15 minutes. Mental. Also, as I’ve written above, you can come see me for free, doing Aisle16 R Kool at 10pm at the Banshee Labyrinth. Details here.

If you want to get in touch with me, you can do so through Twitter, where my handle is @timclarepoet, or you can email me. I haven’t put my email address up onsite for fear of spambots harvesting it for their nefarious, viagra-fuelled swindlequests, but if you’ve read this far, frankly you’re all right by me and yes, why not get in touch? You can reach me at joshureplied [at] yahoo [dot] co [dot] uk – obviously where the bits in square brackets are @ . and . respectively.

Right. Off now to recover from Latitude (which was great) and prepare for Port Eliot and Camp Bestival, before my great foray northwards. Godspeed, dear friends. Godspeed.