I am available for poetry performances pretty much anywhere at any time in return for travel costs. Send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org I am especially available for bookings for my show Some of These Things are Beautiful.
“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.
21 February, Penning Perfumes at the Albion Beatnik
20 April, The New Libertines at Chipping Norton Literary Festival
24 April, Some of These Things are Beautiful (Solo Show) at Cheltenham Poetry Festival
May 14, Hammer and Tongue Oxford Slam Final
June 8, NOTHING TO SAY, Stoke Newington Literary Festival
June 22, feature act at Forget What You Heard – Ryan’s Bar, Stoke Newington
August 15, In conversation with Tao Lin and Ben Brooks at Waterstone’s Picadilly
September 28, Splitfish at the Albion Beatnik, Oxford
October 2, Social Media for Writers – talk to Writers in Oxford
October 4, Bristol Poetry Festival Open Slam
October 8, Hammer and Tongue, Oxford
October 21, Animal Magnetism at Blackwell’s, Oxford, 7pm, free
November 9, panelist at Self-publishing Summit, King’s College, London
November 12, self-publishing expert at Roundtable organised by Blurb
November 16, The New Libertines at Woodstock Poetry Festival
December 4, Notes Magazine Christmas Event, Regent’s Park, Oxford, 7pm