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New year, new beginnings...

As a subscriber and regular contributor to Indigo Dreams’ popular and enduring magazines I was honoured to be voted Poet of the Year 2023 in Reach and to be offered a guest spotlight in the Spring 2024 edition of The Dawntreader in which four new poems will appear: What the doctor said; Go tell it to the Blubells; Amsterdam and The Green Dragon. Magazines and a fabulous selection of books can be purchased from

Musical collaboration


String virtuoso and composer Richard Durrant asked me to write some wintry lyrics for his candlelit Christmas concerts 2023. I'd already written a poem called 'Stopping by Woods' (adapted from Robert Frost) which he then segued into another poem of mine called 'The Shortest Day' to create a beautiful, haunting song, which is constantly evolving. It was a joy to work with Richard.

Poetry Reading


In November 2023, I was delighted to be invited to join some talented poets at Flight Of The  Dragonfly's Spoken Word evening at The Walrus, Brighton. I thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to read a selection of my poems out loud to such a discerning audience.

Here's my live reading of I Was Never in Monterey, which was first published by Indigo Dreams in Reach magazine, October 2023. 

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