I shall be telling this with a sigh Somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood and I - I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference. We had to memorise The Road Not Taken in sixth form until we were able to recite it. It's … Continue reading Quote of the Week: Robert Frost
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
I can still picture him in the school hall, with a cluster of eight year olds sitting on the floor around his chair, listening eagerly to every word. He wore old fashioned clothes, almost Celtic in style. That might sound strange, but when you grow up in Wales it somehow feels less contrived to hold … Continue reading The Travelling Storyteller
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!