Two poems appearing at Nine Muses Poetry

Very happy indeed to have two of my poems up today at the wonderful Nine Muses Poetry website. My thanks to editor Annest Gwilym for taking these poems.

Follow the link here and you’ll find “Barn Owl” and “High Burney, late winter” – High Burney being a small hill with a big view in the English Lake District.

Best wishes to all.

Four poems published today at Bindweed Magazine

So you wait ages and ages for an online literary magazine to publish your poems, then two pop up at once. On April Fool’s, of all days.

Bindweed Magazine has very kindly taken four of my efforts – “Inside-out”, “Growing advice for young rhubarb”, “Eaten up and spat out” and “Empty” – and you can find them here.

I’m very grateful to Leilanie Stewart and Joseph Robert for publishing these only hours after a poem of mine appeared in the first issue of Feral magazine.


Poem in the first issue of Feral

I’m very pleased to have had one of my poems chosen for the inaugural issue of Feral, a new web-based literary journal of poetry and art. And I’m hugely grateful to the editorial team of Beth Gordon, Adedayo Adeyemi Agarau and Kolawole Samuel Adebayo for the honour.

You’ll find “Notes made at the start of our small civil war” and the rest of the issue here.

Hope you and your loved ones are safe and well.

“Spurn Head” published at The Beach Hut

I’m really pleased to have my poem “Spurn Head” up at The Beach Hut just now.

I don’t generally go in for concrete poetry. Thinking about it…this might in fact be it. It was actually written many years ago and almost forgotten about. My recent discovery of TBH – which features coastal-themed writing – led to me digging it out and submitting it. I’m very grateful to the folks in The Hut for picking it out and giving it a bash.

If you’re unfamiliar with England’s east coast, Spurn Head is at the end of the dangly bit roughly halfway up or down, depending on your point of view.

“Atoms” published at Atrium Poetry


I’ve been following Atrium Poetry on WordPress since it first launched, more or less. So I’m particularly pleased that my poem “Atoms” is currently appearing on the site. You can check it out here, and if you don’t already follow Atrium, I’d reckon there can’t be many poetry webzines out there more worthy of your attention.

A big thank you from me to editors Holly Magill and Claire Walker for giving one of my poems such a fine home.