Zelda Chappel

Zelda Chappel is a poet, editor and artist. Her poetry has been widely published in journals and anthologies, both online and in print. Her debut collection, The Girl in the Dog-tooth Coat, was published by Bare Fiction in July 2015. She is the co-curator and editor of the multi-arts journal Elbow Room and independent micro-publisher As Yet Untitled,…

Episode 4 – That’s What She Said (w David Hartley)

Episode four needs a short apology from me – as with Aliya Whiteley’s episode, we recorded this one over Skype, and the sound quality isn’t great. However, that doesn’t stop David Hartley from being an excellent guest. He talks writing for performance, exploding supermarkets, and collaborating with his brother on spoken word & music. Then…

David Hartley

David Hartley is a short story writer and performer from Manchester. His latest collection Spiderseed (Sleepy House Press) was the Runner-up at the 2016 Saboteur Awards for the Best Short Story Collection category. He writes disturbing and unhinged stories about nature, myth, humanity and Derek Acorah’s ghost, among other things. He runs a spoken word…

Episode 3 – Tank (w Ella Chappell)

Guys, we made it to the third episode of the podcast! It’s our OK Computer, or our Corrections or something. This episode, award winning poet Ella Chappell (Moonrise) discusses her work, the power of algorithms, Jeff Vandermeer, and finally reads a poem that will make America great again. You can stream the episode below, or…

Ella Chappell

Ella Chappell was born south of Manchester in 1990. She attained both the BA and MA degrees in creative writing at the University of East Anglia. Her poetry has been published in various online and print magazines including Elbow Room, The Lighthouse, Ink, Sweat & Tears and Belleville Park Pages. Her filmpoem, Rolling Frames, made…

Episode 2 – Saints (w Aliya Whiteley)

Here we go! Episode two is now available for everyone’s ears to endure. Novelist Aliya Whiteley (The Beauty, Arrival of Missives) is on the podcast talking historical research, fate, short stories, and when electricity first came to Somerset. She also reads a brand new short story inspired by the prompt set for her by our…

Aliya Whiteley

Aliya Whiteley was born in Devon in 1974, and currently lives in Sussex with her husband, daughter and dog. She writes novels, short stories and non-fiction and has been published in places such as The Guardian, Interzone, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Black Static, Strange Horizons, and anthologies such as Fox Spirit’s European Monsters and Lonely Planet’s Better than Fiction I and II….

Episode 1 – In the Beginning (w Dominic Stevenson)

It’s here! The long awaited first episode of The Paperchain Podcast. In this month’s debut episode, Listen Softly London host, Dominic Stevenson comes into the studio to talk Simon Armitage, social media, and poetry. He’ll also be reading a brand new poem inspired by a prompt.

Dominic Stevenson

I am please to announce that the first guest on the podcast will be poet, publisher, and live literature host, Dominic Stevenson. Dominic Stevenson is a writer with his roots in the post-industrial north of England. His aim is to take part in, and positively influence, the global discussions surrounding societal, gender, sexual and educational…

Previously On…

Welcome to The Paperchain Podcast! What is The Paperchain Podcast, you ask? It’s a podcast hosted by me, Daniel Carpenter. I’m a writer, book reviewer, and Mancunian living in London. The Paperchain Podcast will be a 10 episode series airing in Spring 2016. Each episode will feature an interview with an author or poet about their…