A lovely review of my new book and the show Yay!, on the Write Out Loud website today
I have a short story published in The Dillydoun Review
My poem ‘I’m in love with a magician’ read by Julia Canny as part of Loud Voices Silent Street’s illusion project.
Learning resource filmed at Brixham Museum
Interviewed by Samantha Little about the Squidbox project.
This programme is set to be repeated.
Interviewed by Ben Banyard on his website about one of my most requested poems. And also here is the rare extended version of Beard Envy!
Had the most amazing time being interviewed by Dr Michael Ingram live on Washington DC radio.
I was interviewed by Steve Larkin for his chapter on the comic tradition in spoken word in this wonderful book.
I was interviewed by Bridget Hart, editor of Burning Eye Books.
New collection Yay!, out now! Published by Burning Eye Books.
Article about the Squidbox project
Looking forward to being a part of this small Brixham festival.
Here’s an essay I recorded for the Litro Lab Podcast about lockdown, travel, and a crazy night in New York
Delighted to have some poems published in Dreich’s Wee Book
You can hear me chatting with Julie Mullen in this podcast of her Cakehole Soundart FM radio show!
I have a short story published in Ink, Sweat and Tears today.
Absolutely delighted to be shortlisted as Spoken Word Artist of the Year at the Saboteur Awards! And also my show Juicy has been shortlisted too!
An interview with Simon Williams on Resonance FM with Jude Cowan Montague. At 11.30 they chat a bit about my Squidbox poem and then play my poem My Mother is Banksy.
Honoured to be included in this film from Julie Mullen and Word Cafe, alongside Brian Patten and Matt Harvey.
Had a great time being interviewed by The Brave Moment podcast about performing poetry, comedy, growing up LGBT in Surrey, and music.
This wonderful academic textbook comes out this month and there are a couple of mentions of me and my whimsical oeuvre.
I was interviewed by Heather Moulson about Yay! and the new show
My short story ‘A Man Trying to Smuggle a Parrot . .’ , will be performed by Kilter Theatre as part of the A Word In Your Ear ‘Storyopathy’ project.
I have a haiku included in Liv Torc’s Haiflu project.
Honoured to be among these amazing spoken word artists and poets in this video made by Muddy Feet Poetry
The latest Dead Darlings Podcast features one of my poems at the end!
You can listen right here:
My new collection ‘Yay!’ will be published by Burning Eye this May. I’ve been working on this for a couple of years and it’s a collection of upbeat poems celebrating life, mixing autobiography with poems about mental heath. The book will be accompanied by a new show, called ‘Yay! The Search for Happiness’.
I shall be headlining this online gig for Incite, the Camden-based LGBT spoken word event. Looking forward to it!
Thanks to Chi Bennett and Slain McGough Davey for playing tracks from my album Juicy on their Ptown radio show last night!
Here it is! Ten year’s work, (almost!). With the help of Bryce Dumont, I’ve put together this album featuring some of the recordings I’ve made over the years at gigs up and down the country. Featuring all of my ‘classics’, such as Beard Envy, Little House, Octopus, Fozzie, Badger in the Garden, Jellyfish . . The list goes on! And of course, ‘Poem’.
When I was a kid I loved listening to comedy albums, people such as Bob Newhart, Shelley Berman and others, and this is the vibe that I kind of get from this. It’s a tribute to those comedians from my formative years.
Recorded at places like Raise the Bar in Bristol, Scribal Gathering in Milton Keynes, Evidently in Manchester, Brixham Theatre and Incite in London.
You can download it for £5. There will be a CD version shortly, too. I hope you like it!
I was interviewed today by Devon Live about the trawler which went missing over the weekend, with regards the Squidbox project.
Honoured to be included on the weekly Muddy Feet poetry show
My short story ‘Flapjacks A-Plenty’ can be ordered to be read on your doorstep by an actor, if you live in the Bath area, thanks to the wonderful A Word In Your Ear theatre company.
I have a short story published on Johnny America today
I have a short story published in the latest issue of The Oddville Press.
New pamphlet! To accompany the Squidbox project, financed by Torbay Culture and Arts Council England, as part of their Create to Recover scheme.
You can order the pamphlet from Amazon right here : https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08KR2M649/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Robert+garnham+squidbox&qid=1602321464&sr=8-1
I made the Crediton Courier!
I will be having a new collection published by Burning Eye in Spring 2021, accompanied by a new solo show which I shall be touring around the UK!
I have a short story published in the latest edition of Riggwelter
I have a short story published in the latest Wonderzoo anthology
I have a short story published as the cover story at Piker Press this week
Article about an actual real gig I’ll be headlining in Crediton
I have a short story published in HCE online magazine Green Issue
I have a short story published in Idle Ink
I was interviewed by Ysella Sims of Blue Nib:
With funding from Torbay Culture and the Arts Council, I’ve started a project called Squidbox, talking to fishermen and trawlermen and writing poems about their jobs.
You can catch me on the Spork podcast doing some poems and things!
Delighted to have a short story, ‘Amid the Frolicking Penguins’, published in the latest issue of Jersey Devil Press
My show Spout will be part of Reading Fringe Festival, online, from 17 July. I’ll be doing a live Q and A session on July 24th.
A new Croydon Tourist Office album will be released on 4.7.20 featuring vocals from myself and music from Bryce Dumont, Max Coulson, John Samuel and many other talented musicians.
I was a guest on Julie Mullen’s radio show and had a great time
Delighted to be a part of Improv your Fridge, an online improv show devised by John Tomkins.
I have a haiku included in Liv Torc’s Haiflu project, week 11.
I shall be appearing on West Hull FM 106.9 tomorrow as a guest of JC Music
I have a short story published in the final edition of Printed Words
I have a guest column in the South Devon newspaper The Herald Express
I have a poem featured on the Burning Eye Podcast. You can listen to it right here:
Great to have a poem included in the Plymouth WonderQueue project, for people to listen to while they’re queuing by means of a QR code
Hugely delighted to have a short story read by an actor as part of the Word In Your Ear / Kilter Theatre Story Friday project.
Sam J. Grudgings has included one of my poems in his weekly collection
Croydon Tourist Office, the experimental jazz rock band who I provide occasional lyrics and vocals for, have released their entire back catalogue on YouTube, Spotify and iTunes.
Subscribe to our YouTube channel here https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwOYMnXKs9QOWqq_ccSRycA
Here are a couple of songs
From Liv Torc’s wonderful Haiflu project, alas ended up on the cutting room floor. But she was kind enough to send it to me!
You can find some tips on how I wrote the High Tea poem, and some tips from other south west poets, here on Plymouth Poet Laureate Thom Boulton’s website.
Hugely delighted to have a short story published in the April edition of Defenestration online magazine. You can also download a copy of the magazine.
I have written a guest blog for my publisher,Burning Eye, about the writing process behind my Beard Envy poem.
Interview with me in the Herald Express newspaper about the online Big Poetry Goes Viral project.
I was interviewed on BBC Radio Devon and you can catch the show here. I’m on one hour and fourteen minutes in.
Absolutely delighted to have a short story published in this RSPB anthology. It’s available as a hard copy or a download.
And a video of the launch event can be found here. I’m 27 min in:
I was interviewed by Greg Freeman of Write Out Loud and he reviewed the online poetry gig I organised.
I have a short story published today in Flash Fiction Magazine
I have a short story published today on Ink, Sweat and Tears
Had a great time performing in Plymouth! Here’s a podcast, I come in around the 1 hr 11 minute mark.
Had a great time being interviewed by Jeff Sleeman on Phonic FM!
Here’s a short poetry film I made with Muddy Feet Poetry in London.
So, I first heard a jazz band in Totnes called Shadow Factory a couple of years ago and I was immediately hooked by their style, their experimentation, their reinterpretation of classic songs and by their wonderful original material. They sound absolutely amazing and they are lovely people.
So I was completely blown away when they asked if their could write some original music for my show from last year, In the Glare of the Neon Yak, with a view to a live performance!
Ladies and gentlemen, it gives me a huge honour and thrill to announce that I will be teaming up with Shadow Factory for a special performance of my show in Totnes! This will be a really special evening and I hope you can come along!
New episode of my podcast!
Had a great time being interviewed by the Spoken Label podcast!
I have a poem in the latest issue of Acumen Magazine and I am the featured poet this week on the Acumen website!
Had a fantastic time being interviewed by Julie Mullen on her radio show, and then taking in three different voices in the soap opera afterwards!
A new series of video diaries coming soon!
Here’s the brief set I did at Exeter’s Word Command
Here’s an interview I did with Creative Culture SW about the Beard Envy film and other projects
Article about the Beard Envy film
Here’s an interview I did with Wombwell Rainbow
Here’s a podcast I did for Thom Boulton . I had lots of fun!
The Yak tour, coming to a town near you!
Long-listed as Spoken Word Artist of the Year for the third time running! Not only that, but my show Juicy was long- listed too!
Poem published on I Am Not A Silent Poet
Interviewed by John Tomkins about the Beard Envy film
Interviewed on the wonderful PRSD online magazine
Pleased to be interviewed in The Shorely online magazine
Also featured in the PRSD online magazine
My new one hour show Juicy debuts at the Barnstaple Fringe this weekend before touring the UK!
Made this excellent film with Muddy Feet Poetry https://youtu.be/tPGAZ4U4n-I
Honoured to have been longlisted in the Saboteur Awards category Spoken Word Artist of the Yeat, for the second year running! Good luck to all those shortlisted.
From the archives, a brief mention of my blog in The Guardian
Delighted to be a part of this excellent art project!
Three poems featured on the Clear Poetry website.
Looking forward to delivering a lecture and short performance at Torquay Museum on Tuesday 17th, 1045AM. Admission £5
Had a couple of poems published on I Am Not A Silent Poet
Coming January 2nd!
Interview with School of Comedy
Interview with Poetry Can
New EP from Croydon Tourist Office out now! Physical Trauma to Wash your Waffles available for download at £2.50 http://croydontouristoffice.bandcamp.com/album/physical-trauma-to-wash-your-waffles
New book ‘Reception’ out now! This novella was written between 2011 and 2013 based on a trip to Tokyo.
Buy it here from Lulu!
The film I have made with director John Tompkins and actor Lee Rawlings will be premiered at the English Riviera Film Festival!