A lovely end to the poetry year – two new poems, clarinet and Shrine, up today at The Open Mouse
Very pleased to have a poem, Collective Noun, in Issue 19 of ARTEMISpoetry. The magazine is available from Second Light Live
Delighted to have a new poem, The Dog, up at Ink Sweat and Tears today
UPDATE: the poem was shortlisted for ‘Pick of the Month’ for November. It didn’t win (the winner was Frequency Violet by Kate Edwards, which you can read here) but it was a huge honour to be in such good company!
Thank you to all at Books and Beans for a lovely evening – I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did. Here are one or two photos…
And here I am with Bernard Briggs, who compered. I have no idea what the hand gesture was about. But you can see from the surroundings what a gorgeous place Books and Beans is.
If you didn’t make it to the event and you would like a copy of the book, it is available from the Red Squirrel Press website, price £8.99 (p&p free in the UK)
Very pleased to have a poem, Hand of glory, in Issue 20 of Three Drops from a Cauldron
The Edinburgh launch of my new collection, Not in Nightingale Country, will be at the Scottish Poetry Library, 5 Crichton’s Close (just off the Canongate) at 1pm on Saturday 7th October. Tickets are free, available on the door. Hope to see you there!
‘Drawing the reader into landscapes ancient and modern,
real and imagined, internal and external, this collection
takes an often dark, but often slyly humorous, view of the
world. The poems explore the secret places of memory and
imagination, creating new mythologies from their exact
observations of the every-day and their vivid evocations of
—Brian Johnstone, poet, writer & performer
Hon President, StAnza Poetry Festival
Very pleased to have a new poem, The Cymbals in the Leningrad Symphony, in the new issue (17/4) of Gyroscope Review
Two of my poems, Conservatives in crisis and Questions for the sky-watcher, are up today at i am not a silent poet. I don’t often write this close to current events, but at the moment it’s hard not to
Very pleased to have a poem, Photograph, in the July edition of The Lake