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  • Making visual poems with flowers

    Making visual poems with flowers

    I’ve used this blog before as a place to record workshop ideas, so I’m adding a post about some visual poems I’ve made as they would also work very well in a workshop. Here I’ve substituted flowers for syllables, words and rhymes in a few poetic forms (haiku, couplet, quatrain, end rhyme) but any found…… Read more

  • New Poem in the 2021 Live Canon Anthology

    New Poem in the 2021 Live Canon Anthology

    My poem ‘A Baby Speaks on his Birthday in an Autumn Garden, 2020’ has been longlisted in this year’s Live Canon International Poetry Competition and will be published in their annual anthology. My thanks to the competition organisers, everyone at Live Canon and judge Jennifer Wong. More details and the full longlist available here. Read more

  • New poems, reviews and visual pieces

    New poems, reviews and visual pieces

    I have two new poems, ‘To Love One Another’ and ‘True Crime’ in The North magazine, Issue 66, (the ‘Apart Together’ issue) available to pre-order here. In the same publication, I’ve reviewed new poetry collections by Katherine Stansfield (Seren Books), Maria Taylor (Nine Arches Press) and Jackie Wills (Arc Poetry). I’m continuing to post new…… Read more

  • July Update

    July Update

    I have two new poems coming out in The North magazine, should be very soon. In the same issue, I’ve reviewed poetry collections by Maria Taylor, Katherine Stansfield and Jackie Wills. I’ve also had an acceptance for a poem in 14 magazine which will be published later this year. Many rejections which I won’t list…… Read more

  • End of month blog and some wildflower poems

    End of month blog and some wildflower poems

    An end of month blog just to say hello. I’m not blogging much at all but quite often posting a picture or two on Instagram – which I think of as a micro blogging site. I have a pamphlet of poems without a publisher – that is, I haven’t found a publisher who wants the…… Read more

  • News/No News in April

    News/No News in April

    I’ve fallen off the blogging bus and I’m struggling to climb back on. I’m not sure why because it isn’t travelling very fast. Perhaps it’s my dodgy knee/s. Anyway – Hello! – even if it’s already May. I’m fully recovered from my first Covid-19 jab (Oxford AstraZeneca) and waiting for a date for my second.…… Read more