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 2021? 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.

Thursday December 2nd
On Zoom, at 7.30pm, I’ll be part of
“Ignite: a passion for books”
with authors Ian Elmslie and Emma Purshouse.
It’s free. Email
to book your place.

Sunday December 5th
The pandemonialists present the final
Yes We Cant of the year
with headline poet Jane Burn.
The wonderful Rick Sanders is ‘Alf Ender.
Online and pay-as-you-feel.

Thursday December 16th
I’m one of the poets performing at
a Poetry on Loan event.
West Bromwich Library, 1.30pm.
With Emma Purshouse, Aliyah Begum
and Tricia Green.

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.