Summer Dodgeball

[published on House of Dodge, 20/06/2021] Despite COVID-related restrictions being prolonged by the government until late July, competitive dodgeball is still coming back this summer! British Dodgeball has confirmed that this latest development does not affect their competition calendar, which is chock-filled with opens and leagues to make up for the missing 2020-21 season. WhatContinue reading “Summer Dodgeball”

An Interview with Mark Wilson, Author of “PowerPoint Eulogy”

(published on Bandit Fiction, 31/05/2021) Mark Wilson is an author and visual artist based in Chicago. His first poetry pamphlet, PowerPoint Eulogy, was published by Fly on the Wall Press in 2021. It is a darkly comic collection of narrative poems that follow the life and death of the enigmatic Bill Motluck, and the PowerPointContinue reading “An Interview with Mark Wilson, Author of “PowerPoint Eulogy””

Review: “Powerpoint Eulogy” by Mark Wilson

(published 24/05/2021 on Bandit Fiction) With offices opening up and the end of the Work-From-Home year in sight, there might never have been a more relevant book to read than PowerPoint Eulogy, one of Fly on the Wall Press’s latest publications in its “Shorts” series, and artist Mark Wilson’s first poetry pamphlet. Then again, thereContinue reading “Review: “Powerpoint Eulogy” by Mark Wilson”

What does BUCS mean for Dodgeball?

(published on House of Dodge, 09/05/2021) It’s been years in the making but, finally, we’re here.  Almost as long as there’s been dodgeball at British universities, there’s been talk of “going BUCS”: joining the British Universities and Colleges Sports (BUCS) system, the governing body of university level sports within the UK. [Read in full]

Patrick Nally: Dodgeball’s New Inside-Man

(published on House of Dodge, 25/04/2021) When the World Dodgeball Federation (WDBF) announced in March that Patrick Nally was joining the organisation as an advisor, the news was met with great excitement. Words like FIFA, Coca-Cola, and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) colour his biography. For many, the fact that someone with such credit toContinue reading “Patrick Nally: Dodgeball’s New Inside-Man”

Zoë Wells on Pat Edwards and Kittie Belltree

(published 21/04/2021) The central problem at the core of all pamphlets is space. There’s so little time to build up to anything of substance that many err on the side of caution, opting to tackle a tiny concept in great depth. In Pat Edwards’ Only Blood, however, the subject is the greatest and longest: life,Continue reading “Zoë Wells on Pat Edwards and Kittie Belltree”

Getting to know… Simon Tapping

(published 20/04/2021 on House of Dodge) You’ve seen the sweat and post-workout squints on Instagram. You’ve witnessed his jammy catches and powerful throws in that iconic purple jersey. Now meet Simon Tapping – Phantoms coach, captain, founder; England hopeful; lockdown hero and all round great guy – as he sits down with us for anContinue reading “Getting to know… Simon Tapping”

Mither Tongue – A love letter to translation

(published by Ink, Sweat and Tears 14/04/2021) Parallel translations always bring a certain kind of joy. I have fond memories of reading Pablo Neruda for the first time, original text on the left, English translation on the right. Feeling out the Spanish sounds out loud with no understanding, then checking the following page and findingContinue reading “Mither Tongue – A love letter to translation”