Shortlisted for the Robert Graves Poetry Prize 2018
Very pleased to be shortlisted for the Robert Graves Poetry Prize 2018, judged by literary agent Peter Straus and David Harsent.

2018 Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine

My entry has been "Commended"


When he got poorly, I didn’t know he was dying.
My dad never ailed, he was nearly a giant.

I found him in a grey room. He was carved of wood,
sunken and hollow, lined in deep whorls.

He looked up and tried to smile,
but it was too hard. ... Continue reading 2018 Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine"

Launch of ‘Poems for Grenfell Tower’
Poems for Grenfell Tower was published on 30 March 2018 by The Onslaught Press. The book includes well-known poets like George Szirtes, Michael Rosen, Medbh McGuckian, and Anne Stevenson. Others have links with the Grenfell community, such as the former head of the local nursery school, an Ethiopian exile who lost many of his neighbours … Continue reading "Launch of ‘Poems for Grenfell Tower’"

Reading at New Art Social
Excellent evening with a great group of people.  

Ghost story Anthology
Launch today! Seventeen tales which pay homage to the ghost story tradition while placing it firmly in the context of our own times.