The launch of The Element in the Room, illustrated book of verse from Matt’s RegenSW residency, is at the Bike Shed, Exeter, on September 23rd. Featuring special guest Jackie Juno – Grand Bard of Exeter – along with succinct & well-informed eco speakers and a Poetry Slam!Beastie and the Boys, inspired by and featuring Chloe’s wonderful illustrations has had its first Amazon reviews 5*****!
Matt’s previous book is Mindless Body Spineless Mind.
“This book is a miscellany, a well-meaning mélange of stories and poems with a middle section wonderfully illustrated by Claudia Schmid. By turns nebulous, fabulous, frivolous and strange, Mindless Body Spineless Mind contains a motley selection of flotsam and jetsam. It is the literary equivalent of a box of boot sale items.”
At the moment it can only be ordered by emailing email@example.com – it costs £9.95 plus £1 p&p per book for one or two books. Orders of three or more, p&p free. Say if you want them signed or with dedications. It’ll be available by PayPal and on Amazon soon. There may even be a Kindle version for people with wood stoves.
The very clever people (well, Andrew Brown) at de facto films have edited a showreel from clips left lying around on youtube…
A performance of Thwok is up on youtube…
Say hello on twitter, @mattharvey4
See Events page for further dates
Also available Where Earwigs Dare (Green Books)
Writer, poet, enemy of all that’s difficult and upsetting, Matt’s way with words has taken him from Totnes to the Wimbledon Tennis Championships via Saturday Live, the Edinburgh Festival and the Work section of the Guardian. He is host of Wondermentalist – Radio 4’s comedy-infused, musically enhanced interactive poetry cabaret – and author of The Hole in the Sum of my Parts (Poetry Trust), Where Earwigs Dare (Green Books) and Mindless Body Spineless Mind. He is married, with one wife. They have two sons.
“Very funny…” Independent
“...not only funny but tender and true” Guardian
“fabulously understated” Dorset Echo
Matt is the creator of Empath Man, who had his own mini-series on Radio 4 – “Very funny, very satirical” The Times – and his recent Edinburgh show also garnered excellent reviews – like these from the Fest magazine and allthefestivals.com.
Interview with writer Tim Kevan on his BabyBarista site.
Meanwhile the film on Transition Towns as broadcast on BBC1 South West is on YouTube and the Transition Town podcast is quite good too.
Matt’s first book for kids Shopping with Dad is illustrated by Miriam Latimer and published by Barefoot Books. Meanwhile The Hole in the Sum of my Parts (pub. The Poetry Trust) is in its 4th imprint as David Hughes' illustrations continue to lure people in…