This poem was previously shared over on Claire Musters' site as part of an interview with her. If you haven't come across her work before, hop over there now and have a look - she's about to publish a new non-fiction book called 'Taking Off the Mask'. But in case you missed it, I thought … Continue reading Poem: Adrift
Lately I've been focused on the publication of my first novel, but today I want to share something different, so here is a poem for a change. I have a strange memory of the day we donated our tropical fish to the local primary school. My mother sent my sister and me out to walk … Continue reading Poem: Moving Fish
Following the recent publication of my poem Etymology in the Buffer Zone on Writer's Edit, I gave my first ever interview! In it, I unpack some of the inspiration and themes of the poem. It is, in fairness, one of the more complex poems I've ever written, and I'm aware it can be a bit … Continue reading An Interview with Writer’s Edit
One of my poems has been selected as Poem of the Month by Writer's Edit! The lovely people at Writer's Edit are going to be publishing 'Etymology in the Buffer Zone' on their site. I've really enjoyed working and corresponding with them over the last few weeks to get everything ready for this. 'Etymology in the Buffer … Continue reading Etymology in the Buffer Zone
The feeling of putting pen to paper is something I love, and it's even more enjoyable if the finished work is beautiful not just in content but in aesthetic. When I was a student I used to write out poems with calligraphy pens and coloured ink, and put them up on my walls. Recently, I've … Continue reading Words Are Beautiful
I'm very happy that the Cannon Poets have published two of my poems, Mor Hafren Prayer and Last Days of the Orphanage, in the September 2013 issue of their quarterly magazine The Cannon's Mouth. You can find out more about them and read some of their poems here. Mor Hafren Prayer is inspired by a beautiful place on the South Wales … Continue reading First Two Poems Published!