Lloyd is poet, novelist, journalist, montagist, photographer, typographer, performer, event organiser, workshop tutor & all-round pain in the arse from Wales, UK. His accent is a shambles & he speaks with a stammer.
As poet-performer he's read throughout the UK (Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Glastonbury Festival, BBC, ITV & Channel 4 Television, etc); in Germany (on tour with guitar band "Reach") & in the USA (New York City & Syracuse).
His latest book cardiff cut topped the Welsh Sales Charts & was described by the British Press as "some of the best dialect writing in these islands, ever" (the Guardian), "an urban rime of the ancient mariner... a tonsil-ripping cocktail of a book" (New Welsh Review) & "a national treasure" (Planet Magazine). It's now available in the States from dufoureditions.com.
Lloyd received an Arts Council of Wales Writer's Bursary to complete his next collection & he's in forthcoming anthologies from bloomsbury, gomer, parthian & the short fuse anthology from New York's Rattapallax Press. Elsewhere, his poetry has been engraved into the pavements of his home city.
In October 2001 Lloyd read at the Julliard School, CUNY, St. Mark's Poetry Project, Writer's Voice, 14st Y, etc, as part of the UKwithNY festival. He's currently writer in residence at the University of Wales School of Art, media & design (Newport) & in 2003 he'll be reading at various venues in Tokyo, Japan.
arms deal in adamsdown
i was in the clifton the other nite & some bloke tried selling me his used
PANAVIA TORNADO GR MK1 JET FIGHTER & he was asking a fair price so
i thought: suss it out. i walked home & put it to sal. we discussed its
merits & went to bed; went at it hammer & tongs.
hydraulic rudder actuator
fuel jettison & vent valve
tail navigation light
Marconi 'Sky-Shadow' pods
leading-edge slat rib construction
front pressure bulkhead
Kopperschmidt cockpit cover
engine ventral access panels
thrust reverser suction doors
two integrated drive generators
twin store carriers
external fuel tanks
terrain-following tip antenna fairing
laser ranger & marked target seeker
wing swivelling control rod
retractable inflight refuelling probe.
root pneumatic seal
heat exchanger ram
swivelling control links
main undercarriage leg breaker struts
inboard pivot bearings
variable area nozzles
flap & slat interconnecting shafts...
fin heat shield!
fin integral fuel tank!
canopy emergency release
pilot's Martin-Baker Mk.10 ejection seat
ammunition feed chute
roger that. over & out.
went back to the pub. all he had left was a HAWKER HARRIER JUMP JET but
we was too fuckt for that.
few pints, a kebab. must've been satdee, aircraft carriers parked by the
cashpoint, remembering their pin codes & searching pockets for cards.
(notes if you're interested:)
the bulk of the text comes from a parts listing for the Panavia Tornado GR Mk.1 jet fighter aeroplane. the clifton is a pub.