Reading at The Poetry Café, Monday 8th December 7.30pm

Only 21 days to Christmas..........but before that I'll be reading from my new pamphlet 'The Misplaced House' at The Poetry Café, Betterton Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H 9BX, on Monday, 8th December, 7.30pm.  There will also be readings by Matt Haw, Joe Duggan and Jo Bell, and tall-lighthouse Editor, Gareth Lewis, will be reading from… Continue reading Reading at The Poetry Café, Monday 8th December 7.30pm

On the value of blogging.

I'm gratified by the number of likes, comments and visits I received to my Not Quite a Post post!  It just goes to show that, when you've said you're on a blogging schedule (in 2014 I've been trying to post at least once a week, usually on a Sunday) it's worth plonking your bottom down… Continue reading On the value of blogging.

‘The Misplaced House’ available from tall-lighthouse website

If you would like to buy a copy of my poetry pamphlet, 'The Misplaced House,' it's now available to order here. Copies will also be available to buy at these events: The Poetry Café, Betterton Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H 9BX, on Monday, 8th December, 7.30pm, when my pamphlet and other new publications from tall-lighthouse… Continue reading ‘The Misplaced House’ available from tall-lighthouse website

‘The Misplaced House’ to be published on November 30th. London launch December 8th.

Really, really happy to tell you that my debut poetry pamphlet, The Misplaced House, will be published by tall-lighthouse on November 30th.  The pamphlet will be launched, along with other new publications from tall-lighthouse, at The Poetry Café, Betterton Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H 9BX on Monday, 8th December at 7.30pm.  More details here. It… Continue reading ‘The Misplaced House’ to be published on November 30th. London launch December 8th.

October update

I don't feel I've written properly in this blog for a while even though it was my aim, this year, to post here once a week.  I've sometimes resorted to using the Weekly Photo Challenge as a prompt and it's been lovely to connect with other bloggers this way.  I might never have written about… Continue reading October update

Next stop Swindon Poetry Festival

Just saying hello before I head off for four days at The Swindon Poetry Festival.  I feel like someone leaving home for university, except it's a university of poetry.  Actually, knowing Hilda Sheehan who's organised the festival, it will be more like a UNIVERSE of poetry in Swindon.  I can't wait! I'm packing writing materials,… Continue reading Next stop Swindon Poetry Festival

The holiday’s over…

I'm back to work tomorrow and I'm feeling low that my month off has come to an end.  I'm pleased that I've managed to work on my pamphlet and now have 18 poems which are as ready as they'll ever be to send to the printers - although I haven't had a lot of contact… Continue reading The holiday’s over…

Weekly update from bed

I'm writing this post at 8pm on Saturday, 9th August. I'm in bed, eating an apple, there's an oversized mug of liquorice tea on the windowsill, a pile of notebooks, pens, poetry books and magazines sinking into the mattress next to me like a silent lover. Ooo-er. We're not long back from a 12 mile… Continue reading Weekly update from bed

An update about my pamphlet

After the happiness that came with an email from Gareth Lewis telling me that tall-lighthouse would like to publish my pamphlet (which I mentioned here) there was a time of staring. Staring at my computer screen (sometimes on, sometimes off), at my hands, at the wall, out of the window, at a sea of printed… Continue reading An update about my pamphlet

Glassy-eyed, on the move, between places

This week's photo challenge, 'On the Move',  has made me think of all the time I've spent (years, probably, if I added it up) staring through the windows of buses and trains.  The photo of my son, taken several years ago while we were on holiday in Devon when he was about eight years old, could… Continue reading Glassy-eyed, on the move, between places