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.

Sunday November 1st
The pandemonialists will be running Yes We Cant on Zoom.
Headliner: Cathi Rae. ‘Alf Ender: John Mills.
Email us to join the audience or grab an open-mic spot.

Wednesday November 11th
I’ll be guest poet at a Zoom event
organised by the American University of Dubai.
It’s free, and you can register here.

Saturday November 28th
The pandemonialists will be running
the Shrewsbury Literature Festival poetry slam.
It’s online on Zoom, and you can buy a ticket here.

Sunday December 6th
The pandemonialists will be running Yes We Cant on Zoom.
With very special guests.
More details soon.
Email us to join the audience or grab an open-mic spot.

Thursday December 10th
I’m guest poet at Poetry Wivenhoe, online on Zoom.
I’ll post details for the event as soon as I have them.

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.