Four years after my last collection was published, I finally have a new collection, Grenade Genie, coming out with Fly on the Wall Press on 17th April.
The book is an 80 page collection that’s split into four sections – Cursed, Coerced, Combative and Corrupted – with poems on subjects as diverse as Grenfell, the Iranian revolution, the refugee crisis, the curse of genius, the revenge of the environment, security passes, the NHS, gorgons on Oxford Street, and not being able to remember anyone’s name!
Pre-orders are now being taken by the publisher, via this link: https://www.flyonthewallpoetry.co.uk/product-page/grenade-genie-by-thomas-mccoll
There will be a London launch and, though nothing has been confirmed yet, that should be some time in May.
I will be touring the book, with the following dates already confirmed:
20th May Whisky & Words, Birmingham (Joint headline poet with Louise McStavick)
17th June Spineless Authors Night, London (Headline poet)
20th June Confluence Sessions, Rochester (Headline poet)
26th June Paper Tiger Poetry, London (Featured poet)
4th July Leamington Poetry Festival (Feature – 60-minute performance slot)
26th July Torriano Poetry, London (Joint headline poet with Harry Gallagher and p.a. morbid)
15th August Book Corner bookshop, Saltburn Folk Festival (Reading/book signing)