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.

Friday March 5th
I’ll be one of the poets reading from the
‘Black Lives Matter’ anthology at Derby Poetry Festival.
6.30pm. More details soon.

Sunday March 7th
The pandemonialists will be running Yes We Cant on Zoom.
With very special guest Katie Ailes headlining,
and the wonderful Rachel Burns in the ‘Alf Ender slot.
Email us to join the audience.

Thursday March 25th
I’m guest poet at Rise! Spoken Word.
It’s on Zoom (of course) from 7pm-8.30pm.

Sunday March 28th
I’m one of the guest poets at Poetry Bites,
the regular online event put on by Otley Stanza.
Again, it’s on Zoom. 4pm onwards.

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.