City Embers – preview

My upcoming collection of poetry/essays City Embers will be published by Death of Workers Whilst Building Skyscraper press in March 2020 (

A preview of the collection is available on Professor Jane Rendell’s ‘site-writing’ website. ‘Site-writing’ is a concept, conceived by Rendell, in architectural theory that attempts to develop the position of the critic, turning her into an art and architecture user, a user positioned within space who must criticise her own position relative to the object of criticism. The theory of ‘site-writing’, as well as Rendell’s 2010 book on the subject, is crucial to the thinking behind City Embers.

I am very grateful to her for publishing an extract of my upcoming collection on her website. It is available here:

Also, printed below is a copy of the extract.


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