“romantic paeans to hedonism, tinged with sadness” (Writeoutloud)
You can read all the poems from the show and many more in the collection i cannot bring myself to look at walls in case you have graffitied them with love poetry (click the link to download it for free – and if you enjoy them and can afford to do so, please feel free to Paypal me whatever you like to email@example.com)
“startlingly gorgeous…more heartbreaking each time I hear it” “a plethora of verdant and gorgeous language, full of magical and dirty imagery, with a thoughtful and assured delivery that was a breath of fresh air.” (Sabotage Reviews on poems from the show)
Some of These Things are Beautiful
“go out and live. And live. And go on living, because you never know when it’ll stop.” (Katelan Foisy, Blood and Pudding)
Some of These Things Are Beautiful is a lyrical, heartbreaking, but ultimately joyous picaresque across the neon-soaked night cities of the world in search and celebration of lost friends. With influences from Patti Smith and Gregory Corso to Amy Winehouse and The Kills, Some of These Things Are Beautiful is a memoir and a tribute to lives lived short, fast, and full. For people who have forgotten how to live for the moment and how to connect with each other, and a poetic tradition full of family and love that has forgotten how to write about friendship, this show carries a simple warning: cherish the friends you have while you have them. Because one day they will be gone, and all you will be able to do is try and fail to write poetry about how you wish you’d loved them more.
Dan Holloway is an award-winning novelist, poet, and journalist, and is the MC of touring spoken word show The New Libertines. His works deal with disconnectedness and the seeming impossibility of relationships in the modern world. In 2010 he won Literary Death Match with his story The Last Fluffer in La La Land, an account of the last human relationship.
24 April 2013, Cheltenham Poetry Festival
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the book, i cannot bring myself to look at walls in case you have graffitied them with love poetry, featuring poetry from the show and related poems and short stories is now available – all details here.
limited edition postcards featuring a poem from the show on the reverse, and stunning imagery from Veronika von Volkova on the front to accompany my words, are now available at a price of £5 for a set of 5 including UK postage. Here is a preview:
Limited Edition book
A beautiful limited edition book to accompany the show and featuring much of the poetry as well as related works by Dan Holloway and art by Veronika von Volkova, “i cannot bring myself to look at walls in case you have graffitied them with love poetry”, will be available from February 1st.