Mark Waldron Readings

Mark Waldron Readings


Mark Waldron's fourth collection Sweet, like Rinky-Dink was published by Bloodaxe in May 2019, three years after the publication of Meanwhile, Trees  His fifth collection, A Straight Up Giant, is published by Bloodaxe in June 2023.

Mark gives brilliant readings, performing from memory.  He filmed himself reading five poems from Sweet, like Rinky-Dink - see below and on the title page.


The Poetry Review podcast: half-hour interview with Mark Waldron.  Among many other things, he spoke to Emily Berry about the quirky films he made for Sweet, Like Rinky-Dink. He also read two new poems ‘Contingency’ and ‘To Dig’, which were published in the autumn  2019 issue of The Poetry ReviewClick here to listen. ‘Contingency’ is included in A Straight Up Giant.


 Mark Waldron: Sweet, like Rinky-Dink

Mark Waldron reads ‘Las Aves Vacías’ from Sweet, like Rinky-Dink. Video by Mark Waldron.


Mark Waldron: Live at Newcastle Poetry Festival 

Mark Waldron speaks three poems from Meanwhile, Trees: ‘All My Poems Are Advertisements for Me’, ’The Dead Are Helpless’ and ‘Yes, I admit that I have ate’. This video shows part of his performance at Newcastle Poetry Festival on 6 May 2016. Filmed for Newcastle Centre for the Literary Arts by Pamela Robertson-Pearce and Pete Hebden (with special thanks to Linda Anderson)

[16 January 2023]

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