We go Wandering at Night and are Consumed by Fire

My new poetry book from Sidekick Books is a collaboration with London-based visual artist Heather McArthur. The poem and illustrations tell the story of a journey through a dark, mysterious city. The project was initiated by the editors at Sidekick Books, and Heather and I worked together remotely, living on opposite sides of the Atlantic … Continue reading

New Poems in Two Anthologies

. Aquanauts, from Sidekick Books, is a poetry anthology focused on all things aquatic: ‘sharks and skates, subs and spookfish, vile jellies and sorrowful shipwrecks’. It’s especially innovative because it’s also interactive; there are pages for the reader to record their own aquatic observations, ideas and findings. Sidekick Books specialize in themed, multi-poet anthologies which … Continue reading

Reading at Curley’s Diner, Stamford CT

I’ll be reading from Desert Sunflowers at Stamford’s  Curley’s Diner on May 5th, as part of the Poem Alley reading and discussion series organized by the poet, teacher and local poetry hero Ralph Nazareth. The poetry crowd at Curley’s, mostly poets themselves, is always welcoming and enthusiastic and I’m looking forward to reading for them. … Continue reading

Desert Sunflowers

My twenty-poem chapbook, Desert Sunflowers, is out now from flipped eye. You can get it in the UK and in the USA. A little sample:  9 Carrot Poem Troubling glint – swallowed goldfish confer sub rosa. Chrysanthemum lanterns illuminate a silent house. The jeunesse dorée, pinkies out, sip ochre marmalade. Tigers in straw ambush martian … Continue reading

Poem in Toe Good

I’m very pleased that my poem ‘In the Floating World’ is on the Toe Good Poetry site. I would highly recommend looking through their archive as they’ve published at lot of wonderful poems. Toe Good are crowdfunding to become a book publisher, with a particular focus on publishing works by ‘Native Americans, Minorities, and Literary … Continue reading

‘Genius Loci’ in Poetry Review

My poem ‘Genius Loci’ will be published in the Winter 2012 edition of Poetry Review, edited by Bernardine Evaristo, which will be available from the 14th of December 2012.  Other poets in this issue include: Jacqueline Saphra, Jemma Borg, Valerie Laws, Warsan Shire, Roger Robinson, Katrina Naomi, Dorothea Smartt, Steve Tasane,  Sophie Mayer,  Jay Bernard, … Continue reading