William Morris Gallery launch

Very excited at the prospect of launching Germ Songs into the world at the William Morris Gallery in a week or so… I’ll be reading some poems and talking alongside Jess White about making the work. We’ll be chatting with the esteemed poet and critic Declan Ryan and everyone else involved will be doing a turn to. Should be a cracker.

More info and tickets here…


Germ Songs

In a classic case of ‘being me’, I’ve done nothing of note for about three years and now managed to have a few things all coming along at once… so apologies for that.

Available now from the good people at Rough Trade Books, GERM SONGS is a new collaborative pamphlet with the wonderful Jess White, an artist living in the same village as I do. She has provided a set of incredible images that talk to, or out of or away from the poems, all drawn from the landscape in the surrounding area.

It’s part of a set of pamphlets in partnership with the William Morris Gallery, celebrating or riffing on his work in some way. I recommend them all.


Fforest Nature Writing Retreat 20th-24th March 2019

It’s very exciting to be able to announce that I’ll be one of the tutors on this cracking-looking retreat in March next year. The other tutors and guests are Richard King, Melissa Harrison and Abi Andrews, all equally brilliant. And the location here is seriously great, a very special place.

Check them out here…


And the writing retreat info is all here…


Hopefully see a few of you there for walking, birds, rivers, poems, stories and songs.