I have a new piece, ‘Horse’, in Structo issue 20. And as part of that I’ve been interviewed for Structo‘s ‘Meet the Writer’ series:
Two poems of mine appear in the latest volume of poetry journal Touch the Donkey, which is available here from above/ground press. I talked about them and my writing with editor, poet and Canadian indy publishing supremo rob mcclennan over here: TtD Supplement #172: seven questions for Kate Feld
I had a conversation with musician Tori Amos for Manchester Literature Festival’s digital-only weekend in October. What a heavenly gig that was. We talked about her book, Resistance (Hodder & Stoughton) and got deep into a discussion of creative process and the role of the artist in society, about how we’re all processing the earthshaking events of this year and continue to find and lose ourselves in (and out of) art:
I was happy to be asked to judge the 2020 Quiet Man Dave Prize in short fiction and nonfiction. Dave Murray, the quiet man in question, was one of the sweetest-tempered people I’ve encountered in Manchester’s writing world and it was a real shock when he died last year. Now his seemingly boundless enthusiasm for new writing and art lives on in the form of this prize, which has just been awarded to two wonderful writers and given a platform to the work of many more all over the world. You can watch many of the finalists reading their entries in this video, where I also talk about the judging process and read a couple of the shortlisted pieces:
Lately I’ve been reading and marvelling at Doireann Ní Ghríofa’s experimental novel A Ghost in the Throat (Tramp Press) and poet Amy Woolard’s debut collection Neck of the Woods (Alice James Books). Also, I managed to see a movie in the actual cinema before we all locked down again here in the North of England – Norweigan documentary The Painter and The Thief. Astoundingly good.