Darren Francis writes, makes art, and makes music.

 

He is the author of Spell, Skin, Belong, and - in collaboration with Simon Lewis - Jack Palmer & The Unspeakable Thing, and the spoken-word-with-music albums God Thing, Future Ghosts, Uforia, Open The Dog, and Left At The Luna Mansion.

 

He was a member of the legendary industrial band Cubanate in the mid-1990s, and has recorded six albums with the band Logos - Gehenna Now, Ascending A Line In The Sky To Sothis, Shamania,Santa Susana Blues, Everything Under The Sky, and Chasing A Thread That Has No End.

 

He is currently working on another book, and another album.

 

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"UK poet and musician Darren Francis’ poems explode with thoughts interrupted, images colliding, experience rendered into microns, reflections and wily juxtapositions, all processed through a diction unwilling to sit still and explain itself." - Across The Margin

 

"Tight visual prose" - Vox magazine

 

"Francis does this very well - putting one on edge. He doesn't pull any punches and, in fact, pushes you further than you thought you could be pushed... and all the while it's oddly comforting. [His] writing style is endearing in its honesty. In its use of the little things we do to magnify the big things we pretend we don't. He uses hard-hitting realism and strings of details then all of a sudden hits you with a brilliant abstract connection to tease it all out. Makes you uncomfortable the way he does this. But you like it. You read on." - Gail Gray, Fissure Magazine 

 

"Fascinating, vaguely repulsive [writing]..." - On magazine