My fifth book of poems a fine fine place is out now.
It’s been a while in the making, and I’m really proud of it. I hope you’ll like it too.

Buying it is easy.
Just click on this link!
I’ll always* have copies with me at my gigs, too.

Meanwhile, my fourth book more bees, bigger bonnets is now in its second print run.
If you want to know more, you can read all about it here.
And buy it here.

*dependent on me remembering to bring some with me, obviously.


Poetry is all about engaging with an audience, sharing ideas, and making connections.
If you want me to come to your town, drop me a line, and we’ll see what we can do.

Here’s the first of my dates for 2018.  I’ll add to this list through the year.

Walsall: 7th Jan 2018. Yes We Cant strides into the New Year with guest poet Louise Fazackerley.
Skipton: 11th Jan 2018. I’m guest at ‘Shaken in Sheeptown’, Bojangles Bar.
Dudley: 25th Jan 2018. I’m guest poet as Caffe Grande Slam celebrates its 1st birthday at Cafe Grande in Stone St.
There will be cake. Don’t miss this!

Wolverhampton: 26th Jan 2018. I’ll be one of the poets at Bones’ event as part of Wolves Lit Fest.
Wolverhampton: 27th Jan 2018. I’m co-hosting the Lit Fest Slam at the Arena Theatre.
Tickets on sale here. Last year this sold out!!

Walsall: 4th Feb 2018. It’s time for Yes We Cant, with guest poet Jimmy Andrex.

Kenilworth: 8th Feb 2018. I’ll be one of the guest poets at Pure & Good & Right.
Leeds: 9th Feb 2018. PPP take our Edinburgh Fringe show to Yorkshire. Tickets and venue details here.
Petersfield: 20th Feb 2018. I’ll be guest reader at Write Angle, The Townhouse in the High St.
Birmingham: 1st March 2018. I’m reading in Waterstones in the city centre. CANCELLED due to adverse weather.
Walsall: 4th March 2018. Yes We Cant welcomes Jess Green to the Pretty Bricks.
Hull: 15th March 2018. I’ll be guest poet at Away With Words, Union Mash Up, Princes Avenue.
Stourbridge: 12th April 2018. PPP take our show to the Duke William. Tickets £5 on the door.
Great Bridge: 19th April 2018. I’ll be one of four featured poets at the #BlackCountryBroadsheet event in Great Bridge Library. Organised by PPP, and supported by Arts Council England.
Preston: 1st May 2018. Myself and Laura Taylor will be at the Ham and Jam coffee shop.
Walsall: 6th May 2018. Laura Taylor is our guest poet at Yes We Cant. A rare Midlands gig from a great poet.

Swindon: 8th May 2018. I’m one of the guest poets at Oooh Beehive! in the Beehive pub, Prospect Hill.
Stourbridge: 9th May 2018. I’ll be one of four featured poets at the #BlackCountryBroadsheet event at Claptrap. Organised by PPP, and supported by Arts Council England.
Stoke: 18th May 2018. PPP bring our Edinburgh show to the Potteries! More details soon.
Ironbridge: 19th May 2018. I’m one of the guest poets at Country Reading in The Meadow Inn.(note: afternoon event, at 2.30pm)
Walsall: 3rd June 2018. We welcome Manchester poet Kieren King as our guest poet at Yes We Cant.

Wolverhampton: 12th June 2018. I’m one of the guest poets at City Voices.
Birmingham: 19th June 2018. Poets, Prattlers, and Pandemonialists will be taking their Edinburgh show to the
Old Joint Stock. Tickets here.

Camarthen: 25th June 2018. Myself and Emma Purshouse are guest poets at Poems & Pints.
Tenbury: 30th June 2018. I’m reading at their festival.

I’ll keep adding gigs as they come in. If you want me in your town, get in touch and we’ll see what we can sort out!!


I woke up in Leeds at the start of November 2013 with – and I never thought I’d be typing these words – a poem about tax evasion writing itself down on the page as fast as my sleepy hand could move. Still, I guess someone had to do it. I called it ‘No-one likes an angry poet’. Tax Research UK like it. Which is a first for me. You’ll find it on the Poems page (where else?). Share it as widely as you like. You never know, we might just change something.


Words not enough? Filmed in an empty pub in Birmingham, posted to Youtube, yours to share.
And if you enjoyed that, nip over to the
videos page and check out some more….