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 June 6th
Yes We Cant is 4 years old!
We’re delighted and a little bit amazed.
Come and celebrate
with headliner Sophie Sparham,
and Holly Magill our ‘Alf Ender.

Tuesday June 8th
I’m reading at Virtual Voices,
the Zoom version of Wolverhampton’s
long-running City Voices.
7.30pm start.

Tuesday June 15th
The pandemonialists will be running
PASTA, and seeking contributions on this month’s theme, which will be drawn out of the hat, as always.
Over on that there Facebook. 7.30pm.

Saturday June 26th
A real live gig! Honestly.
I’m one of the artists taking part
in the launch event for Asylum Gallery,

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.