Poetry and a Pint at St James Wine Vaults

I'm reading in Bath at Poetry and a Pint with Stephen Payne tomorrow, Monday 9th May 7.30pm. It would be lovely to see you there!  I met up with Stephen last week with the intention of planning what we'd read but, of course, we hardly planned anything!  We did manage to agree that we'd read one… Continue reading Poetry and a Pint at St James Wine Vaults

Stephen Payne’s publication story

I wanted to share with you this great post on Fiona Moore's blog about how Stephen Payne came to publish his debut collection with HappenStance. Pattern Beyond Chance has just been published, nine years after Stephen first emailed HappenStance publisher, Helena Nelson, with a tentative enquiry about critiquing his poems. It's fascinating to read how… Continue reading Stephen Payne’s publication story

It’s still January?!

Not once have I mistakenly written "2014" - it's as if it's always been 2015 and always January, the month that every year, to me, seems the l-o--o--o-ongest.  My write-for-an-hour-a-day-with-the-internet-turned-off pledge has mostly been observed, resulting in three new poems and an old one revised.  Four poems are out for consideration. I've done two poetry readings,… Continue reading It’s still January?!