Tom Bland

Tom Bland - the editor of Spontaneous Poetics

Tom Bland has a poetry pamphlet, The Death of a Clown, out with Bad Betty Press. He recently completed the MA in Contemporary Performance Practices at the University of East London where he blended poetry with live art practice. He has performed at The Solo Theatre Festival, Bar Wotever, Festival at the Edge, Velvet Tongue, and Franko B's Untouchable. He is currently devising performances and writing his first collection.

"Tom Bland's poetry and performances are disturbing, thought-provoking, and hilarious." - Holly Kasselder (theatre director)

"These poems, sometimes shocking, often hilarious, frequently touching and always entertaining, describe a world where something true and liberating might emerge out of the extremes of experience." - Mark Waldron (poet)

Buy the book - The Death of a Clown

He previously edited the online magazine, Blue of Noon, publishing risk-taking and cutting edge work. It was named after Georges Bataille's novel.

Blue of Noon