PJ BOURKE TRAPP
Official Writing Portfolio
WRITER AND MUSICIAN
Novels, Plays, Poems, Short Stories, Songs
POEMS, PLAYS AND MUSIC
My name is PJ Bourke Trapp. I was born on Gran Canaria, Spain to German/Irish artists. I am a poet, playwright novelist, short story writer, singer-songwriter, illustrator, podcaster and teacher. This websites showcasts a selection of my work. I also feature extracts from my upcoming novel 'Okutama Express', as well as from my two upcoming plays 'The Actor' and 'The Mountain of the World'.
In my poems I write about memory, nature, animals, life changing events, history, interpersonal relationships, travelling. I'm working currently on a series of poems directly and indirectly related to Brexit and Covid-19.
'Okutama Express' is a novel suitable for both older children and adults about a lovesick and lost young man living in Tokyo who one day decides to go to the distant town of Okutama where he meets a strange dog that takes him into a stranger journey up the mountains on a bus full of wolf spirits. When the young man is unable to take the mysterious bus back he finds himself in a fix, begins to forget things and instead takes on a mysterious mission of which he knows nothing about: all he knows is that he needs to reach the top of the mountain...
“But it is one thing to read about dragons and another to meet them.”