Issue #4  

London's Fassbinder, is a writer, poet and musician.

Having trained in Photography and worked in the Civil Service where he scribbled doggerel in his lunchbreak, he moved from page to stage in 2006 and was selected a year later for the New Writing Partnership and appeared at many UK venues including Battersea Arts Centre, Whitechapel Art Gallery and Bishopsgate Library supporting John Hegley.

With poems such as ‘First Day at School’, ‘The Forgotten Heroes of Washing Up’ and ‘Smells Like Tina’s Parrot’ Fassbinder is by turns deadly serious and absurdly comical.  Often using keyboards and songs from the early 1980s, he makes sensitive social observations within a world of haves and have-nots.

His writing has appeared in The London Word Festival,  Radio 4, Radio 5 Live and BBC London where the then Poet Laureate Andrew Motion once remarked:

‘ … of course the way to meet the difficulties of rhyme is to make up a lot of words that don’t in fact exist, which is exactly what he’s done.’

He's now back at the page enjoying Form and putting together a pamphlet.