News & Events
POEMATHON in support of Ukraine
Exeter Phoenix Sunday 24 April 13.00 – 17.00
Come along and support this poetry event to raise money for the charity DEC (Disasters Emergency Committee) and their work for Ukraine and Afghanistan. Up to thirty poets from the South West will read their own work or other relevant published poems in five-minute intervals. Just turn up and donate what you can on the door. For further information or if you are interested in booking a five-minute reading slot, contact me via the Contact form.
'Birthday' published in IS&T online
Poems currently in London Grip, the Alchemy Spoon, the Rialto and the Journal
During the last months of 2021, I learnt I had been shortlisted for the Bridport Prize, Commended in the Winchester Poetry Competition and listed in the top 50 poems for the Waltham Forest Poetry Competition.
TONIGHT! Once again I will be reading with Alasdair Paterson at the online platform, Home Stage on August 18th at 20.00. Check out this and other events here https://www.home-stage.co.uk/ They offer not only poetry, but also Folk Music and Gardening!
Friday, July 16th Chrissy Banks, Claire Collison, Maeve Henry, Kenneth Steven
Live Canon Online Lunch Time Readings: 1.00 - 2.00 p.m. To register and for free tickets, please click here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/lc-lunchtime-reading-series-number-21-tickets-162713589727?utm_source=eventbrite&utm_medium=email&utm_content=follow_notification&utm_campaign=following_published_event&utm_term=LC+Lunchtime+Reading+Series+Number+21&aff=ebemoffollowpublishemail
This is an excellent series of readings and I'm so pleased to be taking part on Friday. Please join me by clicking on the link above.
I will be reading a set for Poetry Teignmouth on Tuesday, July 5th with poems from Frank and The Uninvited. This reading also features an Open Mic and a set by David Bleiman, whose poems I recently enjoyed hearing at one of Live Canon's excellent Friday lunchtime readings. I recommend both David and Live Canon.
On the 17th Alasdair Paterson is launching his new collection from Shearsman, My My My Life (I love that title) online and I will be reading with a second outing for Frank. Contact me for the zoom link.
Head over to Poetry Teignmouth's site to see details of their Festival Competition winners and Commended Poets www.poetryteignmouth.com/competition-2021 As one of the commended poets, I will be reading a poem on May 25th alongside many fine poets who are among the winners. You will need to register for this free event. Full details on the website. There will also be readings from the judges, Helen Ivory and Alasdair Paterson, two of my favourite poets.
Launch of Frank
May 11th 2021 at 7.00 p.m.
The Poetry Business will launch my pamphlet along with Judder Man by Ben Bransfield and From the Borrowed World by Shash Trevett on their YouTube channel.
The event is free.
To register or for further details, go to this link:
This will be 90 minutes packed full of stirring poetry. Don't miss it. I'd love to see you there.
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