Category Archives: News

Dark Mountain Showcase at Wenlock Poetry Festival

On Saturday  26th April I will be taking part in this event: Dark Mountain Showcase The Dark Mountain Project is an international network of writers and artists with a radical vision, offering up stories for an age of environmental and social crisis.  This event, chaired by Nick Hunt and presenting Elizabeth Rimmer, Susan Richardson, Sophie… Read More »


Some time ago at an event known as Junk Jam, I met a young singer-songwriter called Neil Stewart. He was very kind about my poetry, and talked about interviewing me for a podcast. Some time passed. Neil is a prolific song-writer, and has been busy recording his own music, producing work for other artists, designing… Read More »

April 2014

On Saturday 5th April I will be reading at Platform Poetry at the Off the Rails Art Centre in Ladybank, Fife. Off the Rails is a delightful innovative use for the old Stationmaster’s house alongside the railway, but it’s a small room, so please book early. On 26th April at 3:00pm I will be taking part… Read More »

The Point of Waking

This weekend I was at the launch of Cora Greenhill’s new book, The Point of Waking, published by Oversteps press. It took place in The Outside Shop cafe, Hathersage, which is in Hope Valley, Derbyshire – one of the most lovely places I’ve been in for ages – and was a fantastic occasion, very well… Read More »

Poetry News

This year has been fairly quiet on the publishing front, but some very good things have happened. I’ve had a poem in the new Dark Mountain anthology, a truly beautiful book, which features poets artists and writers in whose company I’m honoured to appear (Susan Richardson, Em Strang, Roselle Angwin, and many many others). There’s… Read More »