European Poetry Festival “I consider how my father came over stood in my bedroom as if lost a corkscrew swinging on his thumb like a pendulum in a wall clock.” Nick was invited to take part in the European Poetry Festival 2023 as part of the Latvian Poetry Celebration. Collaborating with Latvian poet Ivars Šteinbergs, […]
Playing Poetry In February 2023 Nick founded Playing Poetry, an organisation that champions playful and interactive literature, through exhibitions, workshops and tailored events. The goal is to present a platform for game-based writing and provide an inclusive network for writers and game-makers. Playing Poetry has emerged from many years in poetry publishing, producing live literature, […]
For the launch of Poetry Games, I was invited to talk to Grace Shackleton about curating the exhibition and championing interactive writing for San Clemente Magazine’s podcast. Listen to the episode below. Somehow the conversation led to discussing watching Hamlet in real time, making The Queue: The Show and petting the dog in games! Turns out […]
My poem Doomscrolling as Dowsing for Reports of the First Impact has been published in Broken Sleep Books’ ecopoetry anthology Footprints: an Anthology of New Ecopoetry. You can get the book here.
Local Water “The promontory of our everyday turned upside down. Inverted so as to make water newly familiar.” Spanning hundreds of years, from the Anglo-Saxon settlement of Ludenwic, through the contemporary domestic setting of a council flat in the shadow of gentrification, to a flooded future of speculative architecture, Local Water is part poetic journey […]
Nick was invited by Killscreen Magazine to present a couple of game prompts for readers to try at home. They presented a pair of game activities that could completed without any prior game knowledge and without needing any additional tools or game pieces. The first is Magnification Game which can be read here.
Heterotopias 008.01 Correspondence on the Subject of Power, is a epistolary study into the variety of ways that Control (Remedy Entertainment, 505 Games) manifests institutional, supernatural and psychological power through its brutalist interiors and narrative frames, featuring a striking photo-essay tracing the patterns and typologies of “The Oldest House”. This is the second collaborative essay by […]
Nick was invited by Killscreen Magazine to present a couple of game prompts for readers to try at home. They presented a pair of game activities that could completed without any prior game knowledge and without needing any additional tools or game pieces. The second is Chrome Dino, which can be read here.
The creatures in Finji’s Overland are, from the outset, unknowable. They’re not adversaries or purposeful antagonists. They just exist, without telegraphing their motives or desires. They don’t even have recognisable faces, reinforcing the alien-ness of their existence and actions. As opposed to the typical invading alien that descends from a darkened sky, they tunnel up […]
New adventures in performance “By telling a story in a new language, whether that language is dance or film or roleplay, the key points of the story have to be hung on entirely new hooks.” Nick Murray was invited to curate the December 2020 issue of Imitating The Dog’s magazine New Adventure In Performance. Each […]