the dopey sense of universal love :: Journal 1st Jan – 3rd Jan 2021

1st Jan 2021 – an already cold room Last night we watched the 2019 version of Little Women and the detail of Jo’s inky fingers made me miss having inky fingers from using this pen. The year has begun, an already cold room. A difficult grey place, given the world we’ve had to live in.Continue reading “the dopey sense of universal love :: Journal 1st Jan – 3rd Jan 2021”

Creative Folk: Joanna Harker Shaw

“When I get stuck with a character I’ll paint them”   Joanna Harker Shaw is a novelist, photographer, and artist.  In this interview they talk about the stubbornness needed to complete a novel, charity shop finds, and combining visual arts and writing. Their twitter is: and their website is:   What is yourContinue reading “Creative Folk: Joanna Harker Shaw”

Eddus Watches: AJ and the Queen

Rupaul’s Drag Race has been a huge success, it’s been on for over a decade with 11 main seasons, 4 all stars seasons, and most recently the excellent UK version for BBC Three.  Unsurprisingly Rupaul has been searching for another project to capitalise on this success, to strike while the hot glue gun is hot.Continue reading “Eddus Watches: AJ and the Queen”

Eddus Plays: Assassin’s Creed 2 (2009/2016)

“I loved Ezio… who wouldn’t want to play as a beautiful, tortured Italian fuck-boy, who is mates (and maybe more?) with Leonardo Da Vinci?”   Having been a Nintendo boy for the past few decades there are whole franchises I’ve been interested in playing that I’ve not been able to until now. Last year, IContinue reading “Eddus Plays: Assassin’s Creed 2 (2009/2016)”

Creative Folk: Lori Smith

  “I like the way my brain works when I’m creating something. I get lost in the process of idea construction and realisation…”     Over the summer I interviewed a few friends about their creative processes, as a poet, I wanted to hear from people who were creative in other ways as a wayContinue reading “Creative Folk: Lori Smith”

Polari for Beginners: Unit 1 ‘ello Duckie

Unit 1: ‘ello duckie    ‘ello duckie and welcome to Polari for Beginners, a short little bite sized podcast where I teach you how to speak Polari. I’m eddus your host and your local omi palone    By the end of this unit you will be able to say hello, goodbye and ask people youContinue reading “Polari for Beginners: Unit 1 ‘ello Duckie”

Poem: Me and Kenneth Williams

Me and Kenneth Williams We met over suds in the Russell Square laundrette. Afternoons, we lie together on his single bed slacks, socks, shirts and v-neck sweaters on. Watching or not watching each other’s closeness. The national anthem plays on the television. The Beeb keeps us in taxis and sensible shoes. I feel favourite forContinue reading “Poem: Me and Kenneth Williams”

REVIEW: The Europeans – David Clarke & Shrines of Upper Austria – Phoebe Power

No doubt the poets of the future will look back on the era we currently suffer through and wonder how any of us wrote any poems at all, let alone ones about politics. The ongoing and ever-evolving horrors of Brexit have infused themselves into our lives almost completely and I would find it impossible toContinue reading “REVIEW: The Europeans – David Clarke & Shrines of Upper Austria – Phoebe Power”

REVIEW: So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed – Jon Ronson

So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson My rating: 4 of 5 stars Really interesting. Read this as a way to stay off twitter as much as possible. Ultimately the cases of public shaming Ronson gets into are very interesting and ones I remember from when they occurred. The link between twitter and theContinue reading “REVIEW: So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed – Jon Ronson”