Hi, I’m Ben Winch, a one-time career writer and would-be indie rockstar who vanished in the mountains in 1997. Now I aim to rear my head slowly after twenty years underground. To this end I’m at work on the following:
Better on Your Way out now
COQworks #1: Vanishing Points
Handwritten, digitised, dispersed
Online journal from the heart
As to my past work, Shadow History is demos of my unreleased greatest hits, stretching back to just after my first band Movement broke up in the nineties. Brothers of the Head is a spoken-word concept album about a social misfit and his twin brother, an unborn foetus living in his skull. Liadhen and My Boyfriend’s Father were reviewed nationally and shortlisted for major prizes, but most of my best work is handwritten in notebooks in the bottom drawer of my dresser. From time to time I carve another notch in my publishing history. I also review books and music and blog here with updates on my work and life.
Wigging out with Cottage Industry Recordings, 2003-6
October 13th 2018
You will never go to the same river twice
December 27th 2017
This feels “once in a lifetime”. But really, what isn’t?
October 27th 2017
From little things big things grow
July 31st 2017