My new poetry collection, The Yellow Wheelbarrow, will be published in October by Melos Press.
Highly Commended in Poetry London Clore Prize
My poem “Wodge” was one of two highly commended poems after the three winners in the Clore Prize just announced.
Talk at Presteigne Festival 23 August
I will be giving a talk at the Presteigne Festival on George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four and Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World, looking at their relevance to the state of the world today.
TLS ‘Freelance’ article
My article on book collecting and the World’s Classics series appeared in the Times Literary Supplement of 26 April.
My poem “The Last Bus Home” was published in The Spectator 13 April 2019. It is a Liverpool poem placed in the 1970s when I was a student. Another poem, “Cooking in a Bedsitter”, was published in the same magazine on 18 May.