Sam Rawlings

- Nedaseungreda

Poems, Stories and Everything Inbetween

Journals from Sam
Books have always fascinated me. I began to develop my own writing through the study of poetry. My poems have since appeared in a number of literary magazines such as Fire, Obsessed with Pipe Work and Harlequin. After university I went on to co-found Lazy Gramophone. It was during this period that I published my first book, Circle Time. Lazy Gramophone led me to appreciate the value of collaboration. I have since invested a lot of time and energy in editing two large collaborative projects; The Book of Apertures and Time. Storytelling seems now to have become the main focus of my work. I have published numerous stories, both within The Book of Apertures and Time, as well as within the Lazy Gramophone Shorts series. A limited edition print run of my apocalyptic short story Echoes of Dawn remains on sale in the Lazy Gramophone shop. As for the present; well, I grow increasingly obsessed by the building of worlds and particularly enjoy stories that contain an element of magic as well as a good deal of adventure. My current work in progress reflects a fondness for these things - I hope to release it one day soon.

A List of Publications:

1) Time [Editor & Contirbutor], 2013. 2) The Book of Apertures [editor & contributor], 2009. 3) Echoes of Dawn, 2008. 4) Circle Time - First Edition 2006, Second Edition 2007, Third Edition 2008, Forth Edition, 2010.
Words from Sam
  • Journal Archive

    Written on 15/06/11

    After spending ten frustrating minutes attempting to locate a particular paragraph of writing from within my profile, I reluctantly set myself the task of organising my journals into this archive.... read more

  • The Morning Harbours Silences

    Written on 25/03/11

    The morning harbours silences cracked as bark and so dawn's gristled talons depart. Shell and splinters, a massacre upon the marsh, as if puddles of rust yet still they lift, the... read more

  • Pendulum

    Written on 22/03/11

    An oversized rocking chair, wood slowly splintering as if the emigration of a thousand tiny spines. They rise up, out from within its heavy arms and like flames their flickering reaches for... read more

  • The Tale of Hunter Stoke & Rusty Blue (Extract ...

    Written on 30/11/10

    H unter Stoke is a thorn nymph, drawn from the gnarled branches of a now lost hedgerow. He wanders the countryside at random, painting colourful dreams upon the retinas of sleeping... read more

  • Revolution 5 (Extract taken from Echoes of Dawn)

    Written on 30/11/10

    Quiet as only a morning could be, she crept, the shallow throb of her breath and the ever so slight tread of her feet. The house stood alone, its walls creaking as it waited beneath the... read more

  • Hung (Poem taken from Circle Time)

    Written on 30/11/10

    Within the lamp light Huddled around her and me And this lonely table, Humble within tonight's kitchen Of wood and of no sleep, Our eyes swell to double their usual size And words... read more

  • Origin

    Written on 30/11/10

    Born from the rhythm of your eyelids, my heart's echoes. Beneath the veils befallen each fingertip, curled, held aloft in sleep our dreams; dream themselves of such semblance,... read more

  • To Retrun

    Written on 30/11/10

    Our ears... ...notebooks ...the ink echoes. Each leaf a melody placating my lungs so awkward grown so dry. I listen though, still, after all of these years...... read more

  • Siren

    Written on 30/11/10

    Such chaos precedes each moment that I can't help but wonder why... Yet upon each break of day my chin raised and back straight I believe in fate again; my eyes drawn to the... read more

  • Becoming

    Written on 30/11/10

    Feels as if the universe itself has stooped to listen, helpless but to wait with me... ...for so slow have become the swaying trees, the ocean's once crashing teeth. During... read more

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Title: Sam Rawlings
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Title: 'When I' by Sam Rawlings

Comments: 'When I' taken from Circle Time