Videos

You’ll find videos of some of my poems are now on Youtube.

Jam today: Mrs Veronica Blake’s manifesto

commissioned by Poetry on Loan for National Poetry Day,
which had the theme of ‘vision’.


on that day

In light of Mary Trump’s book about her uncle, time to revisit this.
Because on Jan 20th 2021, he’ll go.

you do not listen

We deserve way better news coverage than we’re given.


impulse

This won a prize in the 2019 Bread & Roses Spoken Word competition. Show it some love.

england

My two penn’orth on ignorance and nationalism.


broadcast

A poem in honour of the 2017 general election, and the vacuous soundbites of our current* PM….
*by which I mean ‘last’…

Donald J Hairstyle

Not a poem dripping with subtlety, more a broadside at a necessary target.
The first of my videos to feature a mop.


a single step

Optimistic, dreamy, comic. Make yourself a cuppa, sit down, and enjoy!

the ostentatious breastfeeder

Breastfeeding. What’s the fuss?


every night, the same dream

A response to Katie Hopkins calling migrants ‘cockroaches’.

Let us pretend

I watched what happened in Gaza, and wrote this.


no-one likes an angry poet

All about corporate tax evasion but won’t send you to sleep.

the day we elected…

Taking my hat off to the legendary Wilko Johnson.


13th floor

I used to work with homeless people in Leeds. This story is true.


Audio Tracks

Following the success of my poem Stabberjocky, I decided it might be fun to put it to music. The talented Swoomptheeng music collective from Birmingham have done something wonderful with it. To listen to their creation, click here.

Swoomptheeng also added the incidental music to my short story Love, and Coats, which I recorded for Brum Radio in June 2016. You can listen to that here.