I’m really looking forward to hearing the wonderful Philip Gross read from his new Bloodaxe collection Between the Islands at Cafe Writers Zoom event on 14th Sept at 7.30pm. I’ll be reading a few poems from my new book too, ‘Return by Minor Road’, plus there’s plenty of open mic.
It’s free, and you can register here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cafe-writers-september-tickets-117642103699?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch
I’m grateful to Write Out Loud for this sensitive and engaged review of ‘Return by Minor Road’: “Many of us, myself included, will never forget Dunblane. This is a fitting tribute to those whose lives were tragically cut short at such a tender age.’‘
I’m excited to be judging the Poetry Society’s annual Stanza competition. The theme is ‘Hear’ and entry is free. If you belong to a Poetry Society Stanza and you’re a member of the Poetry Society you can enter up to 2 poems of 40 lines. There’s still time to join both and enter!
Coming out of lockdown today – my book ‘Return by Minor Road’ is officially published 25 June.
The Cambridge Writing Retreat has been featuring a different poet each day in June in their podcast and on their website. I’m today’s featured poet, reading my poem ‘Cormorant’.
I recently reviewed Jennifer Wong’s accomplished new collection ‘Letters Home’ from Nine Arches Press for Poetry School. Jennifer Wong’s accomplished new collection ‘Letters Home’ from Nine Arches Press for Poetry School. It’s an enlightening collection that resists easy answers to questions of identity, geography, and belonging that affect us all.
A thorough and thought-provoking review of my new book ‘Return by Minor Road’, out now with Bloodaxe, has been posted by poet Christopher James.
A batch of poems from my new collection, ‘Return by Minor Road’, which will be published by Bloodaxe in April, have gone up at innovative online journal Tentacular magazine.