Author Archives: Peter Kenny

About Peter Kenny

I lead a double life. Identity #1. A writer of poems, comedy plays, dark fiction and the odd libretto. Identity #2: A marketing outlier, working with London creative agencies and my own clients as a copywriter and creative consultant.

WHY? AND OTHER QUESTIONS, by Robin Houghton

In March, when people had started self-consciously bumping elbows, my pal Sarah Barnsley and I trained up to London, to see our friend Robin Houghton launch her new Live Canon pamphlet, WHY? AND OTHER QUESTIONS. It was an excellent afternoon, and … Continue reading

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Barking Mad! By Jane Mosse

Barking Mad! by Jane Mosse published by Blue Ormer What with one thing and another, I have found it hard to read lately. It’s as if a smoke alarm keeps going off in the house. Yesterday, having a hateful ear infection, … Continue reading

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Peter Kenny’s Little Horrors

Is anyone in their right mind interested in horror stories at a time like this? Despite this, I find uploading readings onto YouTube is helping me manage my anxiety.  I was talking to my pal Robin Houghton yesterday that this … Continue reading

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My reading for The Island Review

With my brand new, and attractively-priced Blue Snowball Ice microphone I recorded a reading for The Island Review, with their hashtag #islandreadings. If you’ve not visited their site you should do. It harbours all kinds of good things there. The Remembering Cliffs is an old poem, … Continue reading

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Watch Skelton Yawngrave TV

Hope all casual droppers-in to my blog are fine! Here’s a wee YouTube channel called Skelton Yawngrave TVwhere I am hoping, health allowing, to upload a chapter a day of my story Magnificent Grace during this time of lockdown. Continue reading

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Taking Magnificent Grace into schools

They say it is good to leave your comfort zone, and recently I have been doing that and found myself loving it. For Skelton Yawngrave was invited to several schools to talk about Magnificent Grace during the week of World Book Day.  Instead … Continue reading

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Magnificent Grace — now in paperback!

Magnificent Grace paperback now available here Few moments in life are like popping open a box of books you happen to have written.  More accurately I should say written by my alter ego Skelton Yawngrave III. Skelton was wildly pleased … Continue reading

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