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20 September 1950
|Genre||Poetry, Music, Journalism, Disc Jockey|
Nick Toczek (born 20 September 1950; Shipley, England) is a British writer and performer working variously as poet, journalist, magician, vocalist, lyricist and radio broadcaster. He was raised in Bradford and then took a degree in Industrial Metallurgy at Birmingham University (1968–71) where he began reading and publishing his poetry. Staying on in Moseley, Birmingham, until 1977, he founded his poetry magazine The Little Word Machine, had several books and pamphlets published by small presses, co-founded Moseley Community Arts Festival, and toured with his music and poetry troupe, The Stereo Graffiti Show. Moving back to Bradford in 1977, he co-founded the seminal music fanzine The Wool City Rocker and formed the band Ulterior Motives, in which he was lyricist and lead vocalist. Continuing to tour as a poet and to publish his writings, he also recorded songs with a variety of bands. During the early 1980s, he ran a series of weekly punk and indie gigs. Throughout the late '80s and early '90s, he ran weekly alternative cabaret clubs, usually co-organising these with fellow performer Wild Willi Beckett. Since the mid-'90s, his collections of children's poetry (first with Macmillan and later with Hodder, LDA, Caboodle, etc.) have seen him become a best-selling children's writer. Also, since 1997, he has been regularly collaborating with the composer Malcolm Singer, starting with their Dragons Cantata. By 2011, Toczek had worked as a visiting writer in thousands of schools, visiting dozens of countries worldwide in the course of this work. He is also a professional close-up magician, a skilled puppeteer, an authority on far-right neo-Nazi and racist groups, a prolific print journalist and an experienced broadcaster.
- 1 Life and work
- 2 Books
- 3 Recordings
- 4 Journalism
- 5 Work in education
- 6 Press quotes
- 7 References
- 8 External links
Life and work
Nick Toczek was brought up in Bradford where he was educated at Frizinghall Road School (briefly), Victoria Park Preparatory School and Bradford Grammar School. He then took a BSc in Industrial Metallurgy at the University of Birmingham, graduating with 3rd class Hons in 1971.
While at university, he began to read his poetry in public and was co-founder and co-editor of the campus poetry magazine, Black Columbus (nine editions, one per term, 1969–72).
He lived in Moseley in Birmingham until the summer of 1977. Based in a flat on Queenswood Road, he launched his own poetry magazine, The Little Word Machine, in 1972. Eleven editions appeared before it folded in 1979. In 1977, as a spin-off from the magazine, he published and co-edited (with Philip Nanton and Yann Lovelock) Britain's first substantial anthology of black writing, Melanthika: An Anthology of Pan-Caribbean Writing, under the imprint LWM Publications.
In 1974, he co-founded the annual Moseley Community Arts Festival and was its director for several years. In 1975, he was a founder-member (and manager) of the poetry and music group, Stereo Graffiti, which debuted at the Ilkley Literature Festival in May of that year. Thereafter, the group toured throughout the UK before disbanding in 1977.
Toczek writes every day. He says: “If I was an athlete, I’d need to train on a daily basis. As a writer, I therefore make myself write every day. It’s a routine I’ve followed since I was a teenager.”
In the late 1960s, his poetry began to appear regularly in journals. Some of his short punning poems appeared in The Sunday Times and again in two collections they published entitled Worse Verse (1971) and More Worse Verse (1972).
After a poetry reading in a Birmingham pub, he was invited by J. C. R. Green, director of the Birmingham-based Aquila Publishing Company to submit a short manuscript. In 1972, this first collection duly appeared as a pamphlet entitled Because the Evenings. It was the start of a decade-long working relationship that saw Aquila publish four more collections of his poetry and an early novella, Autobiography of a Friend. Over this period, various other small presses also published single collections.
During the last half of 1976 and the first few months of 1977, Toczek was drawn into punk after seeing Birmingham gigs featuring The Clash, Ramones, The Adverts, The Slits, The Vibrators, Blondie, The Prefects, Talking Heads and others. After he and his then-partner and fellow Stereo Graffiti member, Kay Russell, moved to Bradford in the summer of 1977, they formed the band Ulterior Motives, releasing a single – "Y'Gotta Shout" c/w "Another Lover" – on their own label, Motive Music, in 1979. That December, the pair co-edited and published the first edition of the seminal indie rock mag, The Wool City Rocker. Toczek and Russell split up in mid-December and, at a Christmas Day party, he met his future wife, Gaynor.
Under Toczek's editorship, The Wool City Rocker appeared monthly throughout 1980 during which time it changed from being Bradford-focussed to covering the whole of the north of England, later editions each including a free flexi-disc of northern bands. A final edition, No. 14, appeared in the summer of 1981.
Toczek continued to tour and record with Ulterior Motives until the band split up in 1982. Since then, he has toured as a solo artist.
For four years, from March 1982 until April 1986, Toczek ran weekly punk (and later indie) gigs at assorted venues throughout the Leeds-Bradford area, sometimes as many as five a week, each with suitably lurid names (including Gory Details, Fatal Shocks and Natural Disasters). In September 1986, Toczek formed a business partnership with Willi Beckett (performance poet, frontman of The Psycho Surgeons and leading light of the Monster Raving Loony Party) to run a weekly alternative cabaret club under the name of his long-defunct show, Stereo Graffiti. The alternative cabaret scene soon took off and this project blossomed, continuing under different names and in a variety of West Yorkshire venues until the mid-nineties. It spawned various side projects including Bradford Writers' Group (which the pair founded in 1987) and a Festival of European Community Literature (which they ran in April 1989).
On 8 September 1984, Toczek and Gaynor (née Doherty) were married. Their daughter, Rebecca, was born on 23 December 1986 and their son, Matthew, on 20 August 1990.
In the autumn of 1993, Toczek began a two-year stint as W. H. Smith resident storyteller at Eureka! the children's museum in Halifax, West Yorkshire. In 1995 and again in 1996, he was an MP in the Channel 4 TV debating programme The People's Parliament.
Since 1997, Toczek has collaborated with the composer Malcolm Singer. Their first joint work, a cantata using Toczek's dragon poems, was performed at London's Royal Albert Hall in 1998. Toczek later worked on a storyline and then a play-script in order to turn the cantata into a musical which was published as Dragons! The Musical by Golden Apple in 2005. While he was working on this, Toczek was asked to write a pantomime for Golden Apple. This was Sleeping Beauty's Dream which they published in 2003. In 2004, Perfect Pitch, another Toczek-Singer cantata, this time based on Toczek's football poems, was performed at The Barbican in London. A further collaboration, this time a political opera entitled The Jailer's Tale, was premiered at The Arts Depot, also in London, in February 2010.
Toczek has produced weekly shows for Bradford Community Broadcasting since it was founded in the mid-1980s His current show, InTOCZEKated, has been running since 1991.
The 1997 poetry anthology The Spirit of Bradford, which Toczek co-edited with David Tipton, won a Raymond Williams Community Publishing Award. A short programme on writing poetry which he made in 2000 for the Channel 4 Education series, Just Write, was BAFTA-nominated. In 2002/3, his poem "Responsibilities" featured in an award-winning TV advert. In 2004/5, he was employed as a consultant and contributor on BBC TV's new digital curriculum for schools.
Since 2004, he has also worked regularly as a professional magician. He says: “It’s another of those things that I started as a hobby and it just escalated.”
Toczek has been writing lyrics and recording his songs with a wide variety of musicians since the mid-1970s, releasing album and EPs, and contributing to compilation albums. He co-wrote the lyrics (with Pete Doherty) of the popular Babyshambles song "Baddie's Boogie".
Poetry for adults
- Because the Evenings – early poems.
- The Book of Numbers – poems and short prose pieces.
- Evensong – single poem.
- Malignant Humour – short humorous punning poems.
- God Shave the Queen – short humorous punning poems.
- The Credible Adventures of Nick Toczek – short fictionalised prose pieces.
- Complete Strangers Tell You Nothing – single poem, illustrated.
- Acts of Violence– short fiction / bizarre tales.
- Lies – poems.
- Rock'n’Roll Terrorism performance poems, lyrics and short prose pieces.
- Fish Fox Peaches & Pig – experimental poems and prose.
- The Private Crimes of Nick Toczek – short pieces of quirky fiction.
- The Meat Boutique – political lyrics and performance poetry.
- Slaphead Wrote Some Poems – poems for adults and teenagers.
- The Wreckage – poems.
- Dragons – dragon poems.
- Dragons Everywhere –more dragon poems.
- Never Stare at a Grizzly Bear – animal poems.
- The Dragon Who Ate Our School – dragon poems (originally published as Dragons)
- Can Anyone Be As Gloomy As Me? (re-published 2005) – poems for young readers, about feeling sad. (Poemotions)
- Number Parade – poems about numbers 0–100 (21 by Nick, 20 each by Michael Rosen, Jackie Kay, John Agard and Grace Nichols).
- Kick It! – football poems.
- Sleeping Beauty's Dream – pantomime: 2 books (script + songbook) + CD.
- Dragons!  – collected dragon poems (past 2 books + new collection).
- Dragons! The Musical – musical: 2 books (script + songbook) + CD. Nick Toczek and Malcolm Singer.
- Dragons The Musical: Teachers Book
- Me and My Poems – assorted poems for children (and adults).
- Hogs'n’Dogs'n’Slugs'n’Bugs – creature poems.
- Cats'n’Bats'n’Slugs'n’Bugs – re-titled. Collected Creature Poems.
- Number, Number, Cut A Cucumber – poems for younger children.
- Rockbiz – popular music syllabus.
- The Bigger Tory Vote – The Covert Sequestration of the Bigotry Vote – investigative research into far-right of UK Conservative Party.
- The Life of Bierley – portrait of a Bradford 'problem' estate (with Alex Krysinski).
Anthologies for adults
- Midland Read – An Omnibus of Poetry (with Maralyn Heathcock and Paul Humphries).
- Melanthika – the Uk's first collection of pan-Caribbean writing (with Yann Lovelock & Philip Nanton).
- The Spirit of Bradford – poems about living in Bradford (with David Tipton).
Anthologies for children
- Join In... Or Else! – participatory poems.
- Toothpaste Trouble – poems for younger readers: Poems from Breakfast to Bedtime.
- The Dog Ate My Bus Pass – poems that are excuses (with Andrew Fusek Peters).
- Read Me Out Loud! – poems for performing – A Poem To Rap, Chant, Whisper Or Shout For Every Day of the Year (with Paul Cookson). .
Rock music and performance poetry
- Y'Gotta Shout/Another Lover (Motive Music – MMR001, 1979) – 7" single of 2 songs by Ulterior Motives.
- The Britanarchist Demo Tape (Bluurg Tapes – No. 29, 1983) – Cassette of performance poems + 3 songs by Toczek with To Be Continued.
- Ulterior Motives Demo Tape (Bluurg Tapes – No. 49, 1985) – Cassette of performance poems and short stories.
- More to Hate... ...Than Meets The Eye (Martyrhate Records – ACR 001, 1986) – 12" EP of 4 songs by Toczek, 2 with The Burial, 2 with Spectre.
- Bloodsucker (Other Records – OTH 5, 1986) – Compilation 7" single with 1 performance poem.
- The Intolerance Tape (Bluurg Tapes – No. 69, 1986) – Compilation cassette of 11 performance poems.
- InTOCZEKated (Bluurg Records – FISH 19, 1987) – 12" LP of 11 songs by Toczek with various bands.
- God Save Us From The U.S.A. (Happy Mike Records – KTLP001, 1987) Compilation LP includes 2 performance poems.
- The CIA Tape: Live Toronto 87 (Bluurg Tapes – #76, 1987) – Live compilation cassette of performance poems.
- The Meat Boutique (Acrimony Tapes, 1988) – Cassette of performance poems.
- Selfish Men (Not-a-Rioty, 2004) – CD (with booklet) of performance poems.
- Totally InTOCZEKated (Mutiny 2000, 2007) – 25-track CD (with lyric booklet) of songs by Toczek with various bands.
- Britanarchy (Not-a-Rioty, 2011) – 5 track CD EP (with lyric booklet) of songs by Toczek with Threshold Shift.
- Let Music Live (Surrey Youth Music & Performing Arts, 1999) – CD: Dragons Cantata (live at Royal Albert Hall).
- Dragons & Gladiators (Bexley Centre for Music & Dance, 1999) – CD: Dragons Cantata (live at Royal Festival Hall).
During the 1980s, Toczek wrote for the short-lived music weekly, Musicians Only, an offshoot of Melody Maker, for which Nick wrote regular articles and reviews starting in 28 June 1980 issue, finishing with the final issue, before becoming a features writer on the seminal Edinburgh-based pop culture monthly, Cut. for which Nick wrote features and reviews for more than two years... his first piece (a feature) was in the June 1987 issue, his final piece (a review) was in the July 1989 issue. Throughout the 1980s he also wrote on literature and the arts for the monthly journal of the Yorkshire Arts Association. The Month in Yorkshire featured Nick's music column, Another Stick of Yorkshire Rock, starting in the October 1980 issue, and continuing until the final Summer 1981 issue. From October 1981 it was replaced by The Month in Yorkshire, which continued to carry Nick's music column, from its first issue, until the April 1982 issue, after which it became The Outer Limits of The Arts (from May 1982 issue), until May 1983. Thereafter, Nick wrote occasional features for the journal until its demise in 1986. Also, from the March 1984 issue, he wrote a new column, Toczek's Rockcheck, which ran for several months, and had his own column in the weekly Bradford Star for more than two years... his first column was in issue 7, 19 March 1981, his final column was in issue 113, 1983. He also wrote many features for the paper. for which he also wrote a series of pieces on his experience of adventure sports. Since the early 1980s, he has been collecting an archive of far-right and racist literature, especially from Britain and America. His 1991 book, The Bigger Tory Vote details racist activity in the UK. In the immediate aftermath of the April 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, he wrote lengthy features for The Guardian, The Independent, Pagina (Argentina), The South China News (Hong Kong) and Rheinisher Merkur (Germany). He has since been employed as a researcher by most UK newspapers and has appeared in this capacity on numerous UK TV and radio programmes. In 2006, he returned to rock journalism as a features writer for the Bradford-based northern fanzine, Mono. The journal listed him as Mono guru. After that folded two years later, he moved to the UK bi-monthly, Rock'n’Reel, which changed its name to R2 – called Rock'n’Reel until May/June 2009 – for which Nick wrote his first piece, a feature on bluesman Stephen Dale Petit, in the July/August 2008 issue and for which he has since written almost a hundred pieces, and for which he continues to write.
Work in education
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In September 1986, Toczek began work as a part-time degree course lecturer in the English Department at Bretton Hall College in Wakefield. In all, he was there for eleven years during which time he developed and tutored first, second- and third-year courses in a wide variety of subjects including the short story, creative writing, film studies, post modernism, global image, aesthetics, and modernism. He also gave annual lectures in the Music Department on racism in popular music and on working independently in the music business. In May 1995, he launched the Northern School of Writing at Bretton Hall, offering a range of short-term accredited adult learning courses to the general public. These included becoming a professional writer. storytelling, journalism, stand-up comedy, investigative journalism, and writing for TV and radio, each of which he tutored or co-tutored. After he finished working at Bretton Hall in 1997, he continued to run Northern School of Writing courses independently for a couple of years. He says of this work: “We had young kids and I needed the money, but it was also a chance to self-educate in a wide variety of disciplines. All of it was every bit as steep a learning curve for me as it was for my students.”
Throughout his career as a full-time writer and performer Toczek has at various times run writers’ groups, held writing residencies, tutored residential courses, presented adult education courses and has frequently been a guest writer in colleges and universities. He has also done one-day visits to schools, thousands of them in the UK as well as having done frequent schools tours around the world. Since 2008, he has worked in half a dozen countries a year via Caboodle Books and Authors Abroad. As a writer-in-schools overseas he has worked in Germany, Canada, Ireland, Holland, USA, China, France, Indonesia (Borneo, Sumatra and Bali), Egypt, Kuwait, Cyprus, Italy, Malaysia, Singapore, Spain, Qatar, Russia, Thailand, Azerbaijan, Vietnam, Jordan, Switzerland, Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Brazil.
“See him if you can. He’s brilliant.” – from a review by Geoff Mellor of Nick Toczek as stand-up comedian, The Stage (23 May 1991).
“... the most exciting visual performer we have this side of Benjamin Zephaniah” – from a review by Steven Wells of Nick Toczek as performance poet, New Musical Express (4 June 1988, p. 46, ISSN 0028 6362).
“At his best Toczek is bitter, disturbing, and political. His language gets harder and more effective with each publication” – from a review by Jeff Nuttall of Nick Toczek’s two books Acts Of Violence (Wayzgoose Press) and Lies (Redbeck Press) in The Guardian (January 1980).
- Toczek, Nick (1972). Because The Evenings. Aquila. ISBN 0-903226-07-3.
- Toczek, Nick (1975). Autobiography of a Friend. Aquila Publishing Company. ISBN 0-903226-67-7. ISBN 0-903226-67-7.
- Toczek, Nick; Singer, Malcolm (2005). Dragons! The Musical. Golden Apple. ISBN 978-1-84449-480-4.
- Toczek, Nick; Singer, Malcolm (2003). Sleeping Beauty's Dream. Golden Apple.
- BCB radio
- Toczek, Nick (1972). Because the Evenings. Aquila Publishing Company. ISBN 0-903226-07-3.
- Toczek, Nick (1973). The Book of Numbers. Aquila Publishing Company. ISBN 0-903226-56-1. ISBN 0-903226-57-X.
- Toczek, Nick (1974). Evensong. Sceptre Press.
- Toczek, Nick (1975). Malignant Humour. Aquila Publishing Company. ISBN 0-903226-41-3.
- Toczek, Nick (1975). God Shave the Queen. Aquila Publishing Company. ISBN 0-7275-0140-2.
- Toczek, Nick (1979). The Credible Adventures of Nick Toczek. Kawabata Press. ISBN 0-906110-16-5.
- Toczek, Nick (1979). Complete Strangers Tell You Nothing. Xenia Press. ISBN 0-905761-01-4.
- Toczek, Nick (1979). Acts of Violence. Waygoose Press. ISBN 0-950663-50-6.
- Toczek, Nick (1979). Lies. Rivelin Press. ISBN 0-904524-18-3.
- Toczek, Nick (1981). Rock'n'Roll Terrorism. Aquila Publishing Company. ISBN 0-7275-0205-0.
- Toczek, Nick (1987). Fish Fox Peaches & Pig. Purple Heather Press. ISBN 0-950834-15-7.
- Toczek, Nick (1989). The Private Crimes of Nick Toczek. Amazing Colossal Press.
- Toczek, Nick (1991). The Meat Boutique. PB Publications. ISBN 0-951756-30-3.
- Toczek, Nick (1995). Slaphead Wrote Some Poems. Hybrid Press. ISBN 1-873412-60-6.
- Toczek, Nick (1998). The Wreckage. Redbeck Press. ISBN 0-946980-53-5.
- Toczek, Nick (2005). Dragons. Macmillan Children's Book. ISBN 0-330-43744-5.
- Toczek, Nick (1997). Dragons Everywhere. Macmillan Children's Books. ISBN 0-330-36792-7.
- Toczek, Nick (2000). Never Stare at a Grizzly Bear. Macmillan Children's Books. ISBN 978-0-330-39121-4.
- Toczek, Nick (2000). The Dragon Who Ate Our School. Macmillan Children's Book. ISBN 0-330-34829-9.
- Toczek, Nick (2000). Can Anyone Be As Gloomy As Me?. Hodder Wayland. ISBN 0-7502-2793-1.
- Toczek, Nick; Rosen, Michael; Kay, Jackie; Agard, John; Nichols, Grace (2002). Number Parade. LDA. ISBN 1-85503-343-7.
- Toczek, Nick (2002). Kick It!. Macmillan Children's Books. ISBN 0-330-39920-9.
- Toczek, Nick (2003). Sleeping Beauty's Drem. Golden Apple.
- Toczek, Nick (2005). Dragons!. Macmillan Children's Books. ISBN 0-330-43744-5.
- Toczek, Nick; Singer, Malcolm (2005). Dragons! The Musical. Golden Apple. ISBN 978-1-84449-480-4.
- Toczek, Nick; Singer, Malcolm (2005). Dragons! The Musical: Teachers Book. Omnibus Press Wise Publications. ISBN 978-1-84449-480-4.
- Toczek, Nick (2008). Me and My Poems. Caboodle Books. ISBN 978-0-955971-10-5.
- Toczek, Nick (2009). Hogs'n'Dogs'n'Slugs'n'Bugs. Caboodle Books. ISBN 978-0-955971-11-2.
- Toczek, Nick (2009). Cats'n'Bats'n'Slugs'n'Bugs. Caboodle Books. ISBN 978-0-956265-65-4.
- Toczek, Nick (2009). Number, Number, Cut A Cucumber. Caboodle Books. ISBN 978-0-956265-64-7.
- Toczek, Nick (1975). Autobiography of a Friend. Aquila Publishing Company. ISBN 0-903226-66-9.
- Toczek, Nick (2004). Group of Heroes. Skrev Press. ISBN 1-904646-10-7.
- Toczek, Nick; Lambert, Tim; Partridge, Leslie (1988). Rockbiz. The Open College. ISBN 0-7482-0500-4.
- Toczek, Nick (1991). The Bigger Tory Vote. AK Press. ISBN 1-873176-20-1.
- Toczek, Nick; Krysinski, Alex (1995). The Life of Bierley. Yorkshire Arts Circus. ISBN 1-898311-17-X.
- Toczek, Nick; Heathcock, Maralyn; Humphries, Paul (1972). Midland Read: An Omnibus of Local Poetry. Aquila Publishing Company. OCLC 122688431. ASIN B0026URN3E. Unknown ID 1056-01-01-1056.
- Toczek, Nick; Lovelock, Yann; Nanton, Phil (1977). Toczek, Nick; Lovelock, Yann; Nanton, Phil, eds. Melanthika. L.W.M Publications. ISBN 0-905393-00-7.
- Toczek, Nick; Tipton, David (1997). Toczek, Nick; Tipton, David, eds. The Spirit of Bradford. Redbeck Press. ISBN 0-946980-39-X.
- Toczek, Nick (2000). Join In, Or Else.....!. Macmillan Children's Books. ISBN 0-330-48263-7.
- Toczek, Nick (2002). Toothpaste Trouble. Macmillan Children's Books. ISBN 0-330-39753-2.
- Toczek, Nick; Peters, Andrew Fusek (2004). The Dog Ate My Bus Pass. Macmillan Children's Books. ISBN 0-330-41800-9.
- Toczek, Nick; Cookson, Paul; Cookson, Paul (2007). Read Me Out Loud!. Macmillan Children's Books. ISBN 0-330-44621-5.
- "Brothers are still keeping it real (From Bradford Telegraph and Argus)". Thetelegraphandargus.co.uk. 7 April 2006. Retrieved 5 June 2012.
- Toczek, Nick (June 1980). Musicians Only: 8. ISSN 0143-6937. Missing or empty
- Toczek, Nick (20 December 1980). Musicians Only (Final): 9. ISSN 0143-6937. Missing or empty
- Toczek, Nick (June 1987). CUT: 28. ISSN 0951-5127. Missing or empty
- Toczek, Nick (June 1987). CUT: 28. ISSN 0951-5127. Missing or empty
- Toczek, Nick (July 1989). CUT: 57. ISSN 0951-5127. Missing or empty
- Toczek, Nick (1980). "Another Stick of Yorkshire Rock". The Month in Yorkshire (Yorkshire Arts Association): 11.
- Toczek, Nick (1981). "Another Stick of Yorkshire Rock". The Month in Yorkshire (Yorkshire Arts Association). ISSN 0264-7699.
- Toczek, Nick (October 1981). The Month in Yorkshire (Yorkshire Arts Association): 6. Missing or empty
- Toczek, Nick (April 1982). The Month in Yorkshire (Yorkshire Arts Association): 12. Missing or empty
- Toczek, Nick (May 1982). The Outer Limits of the Arts (Yorkshire Arts Association): 12. Missing or empty
- Toczek, Nick (May 1983). The Outer Limits of the Arts (Yorkshire Arts Association): 3. Missing or empty
- Toczek, Nick (March 1984). The Outer Limits of the Arts (Yorkshire Arts Association): 19. Missing or empty
- Toczek, Nick (19 March 1981). Bradford Star (7): 14. Missing or empty
- Toczek, Nick (14 April 1983). Bradford Star (113): 6. Missing or empty
- Toczek, Nick (1991). The Bigger Tory Vote. AK Press. ISBN 1-873176-20-1.
- Toczek, Nick (6 August 1995). "Make believe world inspires UAS terror". The Independent on Sunday: 17.
- Toczek, Nick (24 April 1995). "Over taxed and under siege". The Independent on Monday: 13.
- Toczek, Nick (30 April 1995). "Patriotas y milicias (Patriots and militias)". Pagina: 20–21.
- Toczek, Nick (18 August 1995). "The fantasies of the far right". The South China Morning Post (Hong Kong): 17.
- Toczek, Nick (April 1995). "Eine ganz und gar amerikanische Tat". Rheinisher Merkur.
- Toczek, Nick (2006–2008). Mono. Missing or empty
- R2 (R2). July 2008 – 2012. ISSN 0964-3257. Check date values in:
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