2014 News


My poem "Impressions of Jane" is published in the latest edititon of the Pre-Raphaelite Society's Review. 

My sonnet "Precursor" is published in the British Fantasy Society's Journal. 


I am part of a collaborative piece written by Allen Ashley's Clockhouse London Writers, published in the latest edition of online journal, Sein and Werden. 


I am delighted to have had a poem accepted for Kind of a Hurricane Press's forthcoming anthology, "Petals in the Pan". 


I am thrilled that my poem "The Ballad of Echo and Narcissus" has been accepted for the Emma Press's forthcoming anthology of poems for children, inspired by myths and legends.

A fine ending to the year!



I will be giving a reading, along with Forest Poets, athe William Morris Gallery in Walthamstow on Thursday 6th November, as part of the gallery's 'late' series. The evening starts at 6.30pm, with poetry readings at 7.30pm and 9.00 pm. There will also be drawing classes, a DJ, and of course, an opportunity to explore the gallery, in particular the excellent new exhibition, "Rossetti's Obsession". 


I am delighted that my poem "Thoughts on God's Own Spheres" is published in a beautifully illustrated new anthology, inspired by the life and works of Hildegaard of Bingen, "Hildegaard: vision and inspiration", published by Wyvern Press in Italy.



I am delighted to announce that my poetry sequence “Dreaming Spheres: Poems of the Solar System” (co-written with Allen Ashley) is published this month by the prestigious fantasy/science fiction publisher, PS Publishing. Details can be found here:



Allen and I will be giving a reading from “Dreaming Spheres” at the British Fantasy Society’s FantasyCon at the Royal York Hotel in York on Saturday 6th September at 1.20pm, and signing books as part of PS Publishing’s launch event later that day at 5.00pm. 


I have been published again in the excellent e-zine Sein und Werden, in another collaborative creation written with Allen Ashley’s Clockhouse London Writers. The piece can beread here:



My poem "The Philosophy of Stone" is published in the Autumn 2014 edition of the online cultural journal, London Grip:




As Poet-in-Residence to the Pre-Raphaelite Society, I once again have the privilege of co-judging (with Serena Trowbridge) the Society’s poetry competition. The Pre-Raphaelite Society Poetry Prize seeks poems inspired by the Pre-Raphaelite movement. JUNE 2014... A surrealist poem published in e-zine Sein und Werden, as part of a collaborative work with Allen Ashley's Clockhouse London Writers: http://www.kissthewitch.co.uk/seinundwerden/summer14/page20.html


My essay on Percy Bysshe Shelley's poem "The Cloud", written for the Wordsworth Trust's 'Romantic Readings' series, may be read here:



MAY 2014

Written as a commission for The Frame Blog, my poem "May-song" responds to William Holman Hunt's painting, May Morning on Magdalen Tower, and is perfect May Day reading: http://theframeblog.wordpress.com/2013/12/05/poetry-and-the-frame-may-morning-on-magdalen-tower/


APRIL 2014

My poem "His Last Duchess" (a response to Robert Browning's poem) is published in the new edition of Prole Poetry and Prose. Details can be found here:



My article, Ode to Football, written for the exciting new Wordsworth Trust blog, can be read here:



My flash fiction piece "The Eye of the Beholder" is published on the brilliant Tube Flash website and can be read here: http://www.thecasket.co.uk/tubeflash/the-eye-of-the-beholder/ 


My short story "Maid to Order" is published in the excellent e-zine Wordland 4: White Sepulchres (which will also have print and Kindle versions) and can be read here:




The Pre-Raphaelite Society's second poetry anthology is published, containing winning, commended and highlighted poems from the Society's second poetry competition, co-judged by Serena Trowbridge and myself, and with my foreword. Details can be found here:




Two Waterhouse-inspired poems - "A Mermaid Reflects on Being Painted" and "At Capri" - shortlisted in Culpepper's Remedy art-themed poetry competition.


Rhyme and Rhythm Jazz-Poetry Club events for 2014:

Friday 28th February at the Dugdale Theatre in Enfield

Friday 2nd May at Ware Poets in Ware, Hertfordshire

Friday 16th May at the Dugdale Theatre in Enfield

Friday 13th June at the Poetry Cafe in Covent Garden, London

Sunday 19th October at the Dugdale Theatre in Enfield (NB. 6pm)