Book Launch- April 21st @ The Cumberland Arms, Newcastle

As promised, I’m going to be doing a launch for my new book Hopeless Romantic. It’s at the Cumberland Arms, Newcastle on the 21st April and I’m really looking forward to it! Incase you missed it, Hopeless Romantic is a collection of 12 poems commissioned by the National Trust. You can expect musings on ineptContinue reading “Book Launch- April 21st @ The Cumberland Arms, Newcastle”

New Book: Hopeless Romantic

Good news! I’m really pleased to say that my new book, Hopeless Romantic, will be released on the 18th of March. It’s a collection of poems commissioned by the National Trust and written during 2020-2021. It marks the end of my residency at William Wordsworth’s childhood house, which is now a museum called Wordsworth HouseContinue reading “New Book: Hopeless Romantic”

Words on the Terrace feat. Scott Tyrrell @ The Cumberland Arms, Newcastle 22.06.21

We’re back! There’ll be another Words on the Terrace outdoors at The Cumberland Arms, Newcastle on the 22nd of June, 7pm. Our headline poets will be Scott Tyrell (BBC Slam Champion, Radio 3’s The Verb) and Lisette Auton, whose novel The Secret of Haven Point is upcoming with Puffin. We also have sets from DominicContinue reading “Words on the Terrace feat. Scott Tyrrell @ The Cumberland Arms, Newcastle 22.06.21”

Words on the Terrace feat. Kate Fox @ The Cumberland Arms, Newcastle 08.06.21

STUFF IS HAPPENING! After a long and tedious winter, I’m absolutely chuffed to say that me and the good people of The Cumberland Arms are putting on some outdoor poetry and music events next month. The first gig will be at 7pm on the 8th of June and will feature Kate Fox (Radio 3, GlastonburyContinue reading “Words on the Terrace feat. Kate Fox @ The Cumberland Arms, Newcastle 08.06.21”

A Deer in a Licence Plate Shop: A Strange and Epic Saga

– – The following poem is a completely true story. It happened to me two years ago, in Heaton, near Newcastle city centre, while I was on my way to work: – – I’ve wanted to take a copy of this poem back to the licence plate shop for a long time. It’s probably theContinue reading “A Deer in a Licence Plate Shop: A Strange and Epic Saga”