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.

Sunday May 2nd
It’s time for Yes We Cant!
This month our headliner is
the wonderful Liv Torc, while Mel Perry joins us from the west of Wales
to snaffle the ‘Alf Ender slot.

Friday May 14th
I’m one of ten readers reading their contribution to the ‘Black Lives Matter’ anthology, compiled, edited, and produced by Ambrose Musiyiwa. Organised by Bridgnorth Writers. 7.30-8.30pm.

Monday May 17th
At 2pm, myself and Emma Purshouse will be running the new Boundary Way writers’ group (on Zoom). A group for poetry about green spaces and nature.

Saturday May 29th
By the magic of Zoom, I’m guest poet
at Verbalise in Kendal.
Event starts at 7.30pm.

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.