Category Archives: Poetry

Lavender’s blue

Well, you’d think, wouldn’t you. But sometimes lavender can look like this – lavender stoechas, possibly ‘Avignon’ or this Which is lavender rosea, or this which is lavender alba. They are all flowering their lovely heads off, and I’ve taken cuttings. With luck there will be some to share with poets at the Callander Poetry… Read More »

News This blog hasn’t been getting too much love lately, because I have been so busy. There are several anthologies in the works, including one for the rather beautiful Corbenic Poetry Path. I don’t have a poem on it yet, but it is on the way, and the poem in question, Ivy, from Wherever We… Read More »

In the Margin by AC Clarke

In the Margin Published by Cinnamon Press ISBN 978-1-909077-95-9 I have always liked AC Clarke’s poetry. It’s clever, detached, witty, observant and meticulously crafted. But in this collection, something seems to have happened. The subjects are familiar – the small grotesque creatures, obscure characters from history or and objects from museums are still here, wild… Read More »

Happy Christmas

Christmas The alchemy of myth – the stars and angels, the earth’s return to light, green ivy, the quickening sap in the tree’s deep heart, the cattle kneeling in frosty fields, the robin’s song at midnight – all refined to the bare particular fact of a birth – that night, that inn, that boy.

Reading at Writers in the Bath

Here we are, Cora Greenhill and me, just after the reading at the Writers in the Bath event Cora organises every month in the Bath Hotel in Sheffield. The room is small ( but some of the best events are in small rooms – the bookshop in Callander, and Platform Poetry in Ladybank spring to… Read More »