Writing

How do you write? YOU JUST WRITE.

I’ve never been any good at self-promotion. It is particularly difficult when, as a born introvert the immediate desire is to just run away and hope people can work it out for themselves. In the modern world, however, this is not an acceptable means of communication. Therefore, it is time to stand up and do this whole business properly.

Welcome to the part of the Internet I can now legitimately call my own.


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September 20th, 2019

Okay. September 19th is now remembered as the date of my FIRST OFFICIAL POETRY READING.

Blog on the evening is here, and I’ll be trying again for a Residency at Metal on the back of my success. More news, as it appears.

This space is getting full of achievements. That’s a good sign too.


Thank you to Jo Bell and Paul Farley for thinking of me as suitable interview material šŸ˜€

All 24 poems referenced in that interview remain available to view on the Places of Poetry interactive map.

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There’s a permanent link to the main poetry site in the menu above. If you can’t be bothered to scroll up? All you have to do is click here.

This is my way of giving back to the town I’ve lived in for most of my adult life, and to put it (quite literally) on the map with a sizeable, significant poetic presence. You can follow my daily blog here, or look at my Twitter feed for updates as the project comes to a conclusion. Needless to say I’m immensely excited to have almost completed this journey: it represents something both personal and integral to my life here.


Performing my first poem seems a lifetime away now, I’ll be honest.

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I can add the words ‘published poet’ to my CV: a poem entered for the Poetry Society Winter 2018 Competition was picked by poet Rachel Boast as a winner!

I was asked to create a poem under the title ‘The Abstract Space’, based on work from W.S. Graham. Choosing to be inspired by his 1967 poem ‘The Beast in the Space’, I present The Beast in Cyberspace.

There’s a personal blog post about the process. Then, there’s my Official Post here. Nobody else is going to promote me, after all, so YES I’M DOING IT MYSELF.


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