Tuesday, 4 May 2021

Forthcoming Collection, Published Poetry and CV (2021)




'On a Knife Edge - Nature in peril UK' exhibition is due to open at the Lettering Arts Centre, Snape Maltings. Three of my poems will appear in a booklet linked to the exhibition.  

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My poem, 'Buzzing from the Bushes' [9-2020], has been published in #272 of Reach Poetry, Indigo Dreams Publishing. 

I am due to take part in the SPS-Poetry Wivenhoe 'Crossing Borders' event on 27th May. 


One of my puffin photographs appears on the cover of a poetry collection, Reading Between the Lines (Littoral Press), by Neil Leadbeater.


I read my poem, 'Wildfire' [11-20], at the online launch (30 March) of the new 'Locked Down' anthology, edited by Susan Jane Sims of Poetry Space Ltd. Do consider buying this book which is raising funds for Dr Mark Sim's fund for Cancer Research UK. 


The new 'Locked Down' anthology, edited by Susan Jane Sims of Poetry Space Ltd, has just been published. It contains my poem, 'Wildfire' [11-20].



My forthcoming poetry collection is mentioned on the NEWS section of the new website for The Seventh Quarry Press




My poetry blog has been included in Matthew Stewart's 'Rogue Strands Poetry Blogs of the Year' list for 2020.



Previous post: CV for 2020

Previous publication: The Holy Place (2012), Poet to Poet chapbook #5, shared with John Dotson, published by The Seventh Quarry Press in conjunction with Cross-Cultural Communications, New York.

Monday, 4 January 2021

'The Holy Place' chapbook, Published Poetry and CV (2020)

December 2020

  • 'Dunwich in Winter' [28-2020] has been published in A Special Place (Tuesday Poetry anthology 2020, ed. Jean Salkilld)
  • 'Song of the Christmas Camels' [71-2002] has been published in A Christmas Sparkle (St Andrew's Rushmere Mothers' Union Publication). 

November 2020

  • 'Travellers All' [19-2020] has been published in Star Tips for Writers #140, Winter (6) 2020 (ed. Wendy Webb) 
  • Joint 4th Place (Category A) in the Metverse Muse (ed. Dr H. Tulsi, India) 'Fixed Form' Roundel challenge with 'Sea Watch' [12-2019]. 'Hogmanay Blues' [6-2020]. 'The Warkworth Hermit' [10-2017], 'Winter's Knife' [12-2011], 'Unseasonal Splash' [12-2013] and 'Dragonfly Dance' [13-2013] have also been published in the journal's Diamond Jubilee isue (2020). 
  • 'Yesterday's Plan' [29-2020] has been published in the November issue of Indigo Dreams Publishing
  • I attended two online workshops at Poetry in Aldeburgh, 'Listening to the Coast' with Maria Isakova Bennett and 'Listening into Poetry' with Dr Mina Gorji.  


October 2020


September 2020

  • 'Mount's Bay' [21-2020] has been published in Reach Poetry #264, Indigo Dreams Publishing. 


August 2020

  • Two poems, [19-2020] and [21-2020], accepted for publication in Reach Poetry, Indigo Dreams Publishing.

July 2020

June 2020

  • My poem, 'Spring Fever in the South of France' [3-2019] has been awarded Second Place in the Petrarchan Sonnet Fixed Form Competition (Category A) for Metverse Muse, India. Two other poems, 'Butterfly Brooch from Raasay' [7-2017] and 'Thoughts from a Tudor Rose Garden' [4-2020] have been published in the Triple Issue 57-59 of the journal. 
  • My poem, 'Wildfire' [11-2020], has been accepted for 'Locked Down: poems, diaries and art from the 2020 pandemic, an international anthology of lockdown poems' to be published by Poetry Space (ed. Sue Sims). 

May 2020

  •  My poem, 'Elegy for Idris Davies' [55/2001], is now online here as part of the Poetry Library Southbank Centre's digitisation of The Seventh Quarry (ed. Peter Thabit Jones, Wales). 
  •  I completed Jim Bennett's (most enjoyable) PoetryKit course on 'Nature Poetry'.
  • My poem, 'Eris and the Apple' [13/2020], has been published alongside artwork by Jongo Park (South Korea) on p.69 in the 7th international eBook edition of Immagine e Poesia, edited by Huguette Bertrand (Canada) and Lidia Chiarelli (Italy). The anthology is dedicated to Lawrence Ferlinghetti to mark his 101st birthday.   


April 2020

  • My poem, 'Bound for Sicily' [19/2017], has been published in Reach Poetry from Indigo Dreams Publishing.
  • I completed Jim Bennett's (most enjoyable) PoetryKit course on 'Using Traditional Forms in Modern Poetry'.

Febuary 2020

  • My poem, 'The Beachcomber' [24/2018], has been published in Reach Poetry from Indigo Dreams Publishing.

January 2020

  • My poem, 'Warkworth Hermitage: a Place Apart' [29/2018], published in Reach Poetry from Indigo Dreams Publishing, was awarded 4th Place in The Box for the Readers' Vote.


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2020 Poetry Summary - here
2019 Poetry Summary - here
2018 Poetry Summary -

2017 Poetry Summary -

2016 Poetry Summary -

2015 Poetry Summary -

2014 Poetry Summary -

2013 Poetry Summary -

2012 Poetry Summary -

2011 Poetry Summary -

Awards, Photography, Art and older CV items - here 

2012: The Holy Place, Launch and Reviews - here 

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Saturday, 2 January 2021

Published Prose 2021

'Remembering the Reverend Dr John Robert Walmsley Stott CBE' (written with David Gill), The Treasury, April 2021. 

'Tell me the Stories of Jesus', Bethesda magazine, Burry Green, Gower, April 2021.