For me, poetry is all about engaging with an audience, sharing ideas, and making connections. This page is where you’ll find news of forthcoming gigs – I’ll update it as necessary every few weeks – and any other bits and pieces of poetry news I have to share. What’s going on in 2020? Find out here!

(possibly unnecessary note: Covid-19, and the subsequent lockdown which closed pubs, arts centres, cafes etc, has rather put paid to the live performances I had planned. I’ve now started exploring the world of Zoom, so it may be you can see me on a computer screen in the comfort of your own home very soon. I’ll post details below.)

all times, everywhere
Meanwhile…. my SIXTH book of poems.
‘thirty-one small acts of love and resistance’
is on sale here.

Monday January 18th
Myself and Emma Purshouse are running a poetry workshop for Boundary Way.
Come along and write pieces celebrating your garden, local park, or green space.
Tickets available here.

Tuesday January 19th
The pandemonialists offer up the year’s first helping
of PASTA, over in our Facebook group.
Theme for this month: fresh starts.

Saturday February 6th
The pandemonialists will be running
the Wolverhampton Literature Festival poetry slam.
It’s online on Zoom, and you can buy a ticket here.

Sunday February 7th
The pandemonialists will be running Yes We Cant on Zoom.
With very special guest Malaika Kegode headlining,
and the wonderful Sarah L Dixon in the ‘Alf Ender slot.
Email us to join the audience.

As and when it becomes possible to gig once more, I’ll be actively seeking bookings to promote my sixth volume of poems, so do get in touch if you’d like to offer a gig. Thanks.