Wednesday, January 08, 2014

2014 IS HERE!!


Hello beasties!

It's 2014 - a new year!! The 12th year of this blog...

This week will be another short post - as I didn't do a great deal over the Christmas break. I spent Christmas itself in central London and then returned to Salisbury, Weymouth and Swanage with Paul H and Toby W between Christmas and the early days of New Year. That said, although I did return to Dorset I didn't film another Shy Yeti poetry episode as the weather was so atrocious that I simply wasn't in the mood. I did take photos, swim and collected together 4 short story ideas.

What I will be announcing this week are the four dates for my Poetry CafĂ© shows this year which have only just been confirmed. Before I do so, may I just remind you that my new book, NOT AS SHY AS I WAS, is out and available to purchase. I'll maybe share some new pieces from that in the New Year, although you may find a number of the pieces familiar from either the blog or from my yeti films...

NOT AS SHY AS I WAS contains over 70 new poems, stories and vignettes by Paul Chandler, a.k.a. Shy Yeti, written between January and September 2012. They include: THE BEAST OF FRIENDS, DRUNK ELK, ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM, EVIL IVY, MINE OWN MINOTAUR, ONCE I LOST MY HEART TO A CORNISH PASTY, A YETI IN A HAT and many more… NOT AS SHY AS I WAS is 288 pages long and contains photos by Paul Chandler and artwork by Adam M Botsford, Paul Webster and Pete Katsiaounis.            

Paperback: £9.99

Hardback: £15.99

Here are are the Poetry Cafe gig dates!!


Wednesday 16th April

Friday 18th July

Wednesday 17th September

Friday 31st October

I'm especially excited about the Halloween date!! I may have to dress up as a witch or something!!

Of course, should you be doing your own poetry show during the year and require my services, then I am always contactable on Facebook, Twitter or at

Next time I'll have some more news about what's coming up during the early months of 2014...

More soon!

Yeti hugs,

Paul xx

This post is Copyright Paul Chandler 2014.