2015 News


My poem "Ice Maidens" has been published in Three Drop's from a Cauldron "Mid-winter" anthology.

Saturday 12th December 2015... I will be a guest poet at Festive Words and Music, St Andrew's Church, Muswell Hill, London N10.



Earlier this year, I was invited to contribute a poem to a new charity anthology, "Hands and Wings", in support of 'Freedom from Torture'. The book, which includes my poem "Love Knots", is launched at a reception in Oxford on 25th November.



My poem "The Sting of Salt" has been published in issue 1 of a new literary magazine, "The Fenland Reed", Jonathan Totman's commendable new venture as Fenland Poet Laureate.


My poem "Merlings" has been published in issue 1 of the British Fantasy Society's re-branded journal, "BFS Horizons".


My poem "Lamia, Alone" has been published in Three Drops from a Cauldron's "Samhain Special", a seasonal e-anthology.


On Sunday 19th October, 1-3pm, I will be a guest reader at "Sun, Moon, Planets and Stars spoken word celebration", hosted by Allen Ashley at Alexandra Park Library in London.



My poem "Unholy" was the winner of the William Blake Poetry Prize, with my other entry, "The Cheater", being a runner-up.


My poem "The Scots Girls of Great Yarmouth" was a finalist in the Mslexia Poetry Competition, and is published in the magazine's autumn edition. 


On Sunday 13th September, Allen Ashley and I will be giving an evening reading of "Dreaming Spheres" at the Jolly Sailor for Save As Writers in Canterbury. 


JUNE 2015

My poem "The Ballad of Echo and Narcissus" has been published in The Emma Press's new children's anthology, "Falling Out of the Sky". I will be reading at the launch on Tuesday 26th June, 8pm, at Love and Scandal Coffee Shop in Waterloo. More information to follow. Details of the book can be found here:



My salty jaunt around the British Isles, "A Sea Shanty for the Shipping Forecast", has been published in the new, map-themed edition of "Sein und Werden", and can be read here:



MAY 2015

I’m delighted to see the publication of Kind of Hurricane Press’s new anthology, “Petals in the Pan”, containing my poem “The Sweeper’s Tale”. This is my first US publication. Details, including how to purchase the book, can be viewed here:



My "Macbeth"-inspired poem, “Unfamiliar”, has been published by the mythological and magical “Three Drops from a Cauldron” webzine, and can be read here:



My astronomical sonnet, “The Kuiper Belt”, is the closing poem in “Wherever You Roam”, the new ‘Slim Volume’ anthology from Pankhearst Press. Details, including how to buy the book, are here:



In a month of anthologies, my poem “Crumbs”, inspired by Hansel and Gretel, has been published in “Twice Upon A Time”, a new collection of fairytale-themed poems from Kind of a Hurricane Press in the US. Details of the book can be found here:



MARCH 2015

My poem "Black Friday, Blue Monday" has been published in the new edition of the eclectic online journal, "Sein Und Werden" (theme: 'The Restless Consumer'). Please see:



APRIL 2015… I am very happy to have had two poems, “A Sailor’s Rondel for a Siren” and “Unfamiliar” accepted for inclusion in ‘Three Drops From a Cauldron’, an excellent poetry webzine. More details about ‘Three Drops…’ here:




On Wednesday, 25th February 2015, Allen Ashley and I will be giving an abridged reading of our joint poetry collection, "Dreaming Spheres: Poems of the Solar System", at Lauderdale House. The evening starts at 7pm. 


I am pleased to have my poem “Crush” published in Terry Grimwood’s wonderful e- and print journal, “Wordland 6: True Love”. The whole can be viewed here:

http://wordland5truelove.weebly.com/contents.html - and my poem can be read here: