My micropoem featured in Standard Issue

'Picnic' a tiny poem I wrote for Manchester Review's 2014 micropoem competition (it came second) has received a delicious write-up in Hazel Burke's poetry column at Standard Issue magazine. The best treats come as surprises.  Do have a read of Hazel's column and dive into Standard Issue.

One year since my pamphlet was published

It's one year since my poetry pamphlet, The Misplaced House, was published by tall-lighthouse.  Thank you to everyone who's bought my book.  According to Gareth Lewis, editor and publisher at tall-lighthouse, The Misplaced House ranks in the top five bestsellers of all poetry titles ever published by the press.  While this news hasn't sent me … Continue reading One year since my pamphlet was published

Two poems at The Manchester Review

I have two new poems at The Manchester Review, a beautifully made online magazine of poetry, fiction, reviews and art. My poems 'Holiday' and 'A Dream about Martin Scorsese' can be read here. image from CinemaBlend

Writing against the clock

In a bid to be productive, to keep you updated about what I'm up to and to fulfil my goal of writing a post a week on this blog, I'm writing this article with the clock ticking.  More specifically, I'm using the timer app on my iPhone and when the 15 minutes are up, that's it! (3 … Continue reading Writing against the clock