Tuesday, 28 March 2017


Henceforth, I'll be posting on here only very occasionally if at all, and will instead be posting at my new website.

Monday, 20 March 2017

Red Lane

Leaves of comfrey loll like dogs’ tongues. 
A woodpigeon catching the sun with its breast 
hunkers down; on and in a terracotta chimney-pot, 
rather like a freshly-boiled egg sitting in an egg-cup. 
Two blackbirds take turns to nip at an apple-core. 
And everyone out feels a stirring of the juices,
with a large and impractical wooden spoon.

Sunday, 19 March 2017

Best New British and Irish Poets 2017

Two weeks today the launch of the above anthology, edited by Luke Kennard, will take place at the Windmill, Brixton. I'll be reading my poem, 'Duckwalking in West Berlin', with a big nod to Chuck Berry in its title, which is in the book.

Friday, 10 March 2017

Poetry Business Writing School 2017/2018

I'm really pleased to have been accepted onto Ann and Peter Sansom's Writing School for poets working towards their second collection. I can't wait for it to start.

Monday, 6 March 2017

Winter's End

Esses of daffodils snake across
the green. Dips and holes
of the station platform
fill up with rain.

A cornering bus brakes sharply
to wait for a cortege, led
by a plumed horse
pulling the bier.

Each mourner withholds
the passengers’ stares
by resolutely looking
only forwards.