“Dan Holloway is something of a phenomenon: poet, novelist, publisher, commentator, event organiser and promoter; there isn’t much connected with literature that he doesn’t do, and do with gusto and a probing desire to experiment.
His latest chapbook of poems and short prose pieces, i cannot bring myself to look at walls in case you have graffitied them with love poetry, exemplifies much of this seemingly boundless energy…Dan Holloway is a writer of great gifts” (Sabotage Reviews)
i cannot bring myself to look at walls in case you have graffitied them with love poetry is available as a pamphlet for £4 including UK postage (£6 worldwide) with 13 poems, 2 stories, and a beautiful full colour cover featuring photography by Veronika von Volkova . It accompanies the show Some of These Things are Beautiful, which premiered at Cheltenham Poetry Festival on April 24th 2013. Please send Paypal firstname.lastname@example.org and I will get it straight in the post.
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, Haruki Murakami and The Kills, i cannot bring myself to look at walls in case you have graffitied them with love poetry 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.