I have been interviewed by Paul Brookes over at The Wombwell Rainbow. You can read the interview here.
My latest booklet, your verb is all water and light, is now available from Karen Little. It is a new project consisting of six poets, eight poems each, lovingly created by Karen with her amazing hand-drawn covers. All profits from this project are going to an animal shelter in Mexico. If you would like to purchase [...]
Three Colours Grief was published 2 years ago by erbacce-press. Only now, thanks to Barton Smock, has it had its first review. The three colours represent the blood of the animals, the blackness of pollution, and nature's enduring life-force. You can read the review here.
I have written a poem for this month's Visual Verse. Ironically, the 1 hour constriction and the image seem to focus me, although I don't know how fond I am of the poem. You can read it here.
I have managed to write my first poem of the year thanks to Visual Verse. The poems haven't been coming for quite a while so hopefully this is a good sign. I'm looking to read some poets new to me this year so I'd be glad to hear recommendations from anyone reading this post. You [...]
I'm very pleased to have a small bird poem, imaginatively titled 'Small Bird Poem', in issue 6 of Zoomorphic Magazine. They've held onto it for quite a while and can be found in my collection, A Wound's Sound (Oneiros Books, 2014). Many thanks to editors, Susan Richardson and James Roberts.
A word in my poem at this month's Visual Verse has somehow gone missing so here is the poem in its entirety. Study in Black Grief-eye dark as the world's mirror fastened in a parcel of bones and velvet. [...]
Many thanks to Chris Murray for featuring 3 poems from my chapbook, Three Colours Grief, at Poethead. You can read them here. You can buy the chapbook from erbacce-press. If you would like a signed copy and live overseas please contact me first for postage rates. Postage is free to UK.
I'm very pleased to be in possession of copies of my chapbook, Three Colours Grief, published by erbacce-press. If you would like a signed copy please contact me via my email email@example.com. Postage to UK is free. Overseas postage may vary.
I'm very pleased to say that my sales page at erbacce-press has been updated with my new chapbook, Three Colours Grief. Many thanks to editor, Alan Corkish, and to David Wheatley, Marion McCready and Angela Carr for providing the blurbs. If you would like to order a signed copy there will be a slight delay [...]
I am very pleased to have a poem published in the Poems and Pictures section of Mary Evans Picture Library. It is a vast archive of historical illustrations, photographs and art. My thanks to Gill Stoker for inviting me to participate. You can read my poem here.
I have opened up my blog this year to share the work of other poets writing about the subjects I am primarily interested in - nature, the environment and animal rights. I am delighted to share two poems by Canadian poet, E. E. Nobbs. I love both these poems but DOCUMENTARY says so [...]
In 2016 I'd like to use my blog to promote poetry with particular relevance to the environment and animal rights. If you have an event, a collection or even a poem you would like to share I'd be very pleased to feature them here. I'm particularly interested in reading what other poets are writing about [...]
The rain is solid somehow wounding the open throat of the tide and the whole edge of the sky is lost and the whole world is missing. Still, I hear the summer and the streets and the slaughterhouses and all the dead with their yellow hearts, and all their wire graves wept on. From 'A [...]
I have never read my poetry in public and don't intend to. Many moons ago I had a spoken word page on MySpace but it's a long time since I recorded a poem. Prompted by Josephine Corcoran's latest blog about NaBloPoMo I thought I might test out Soundcloud. I imagine practice is the key but below [...]
The first Issue of Zoomorphic Magazine is now live. Elizabeth Rimmer does at great job of introducing it at her blog Burned Thumb. I am in the company of some beautiful poetry. You can read my poem, 'Calf', here. Many thanks to editors Susan Richardson and James Roberts.
I am delighted to have my poem 'Calf' accepted for the first issue of 'Zoomorphic' magazine and another to be included in a future issue. I have barely submitted anything this year but was especially interested in this publication as a place for writing in celebration and defence of animals.
Leaving April Woman, willow-stooped and worm-wed, her voice spilt shadow, leaving April in soured knots and velvet. Sad-burst, her bluebell breasts they fade forgetting her silence and her song. Too pink, her buds for blooming too late to die. Farewell, her dumb sun on a child wind, the rising of dusty muscle her dry water [...]