Writing is saying to no one and to everyone the things it is not possible to say to someone.
Rebecca Solnit, The Faraway Nearby
Also available on KINDLE
A collection of more than 50 comic, romantic and polemic poems, performance raps and ballads, brought together with more personal, spiritual pieces.
Themes include: Love in its many forms, Friendship, Seeking the self, Belief and Ecology.
Written while I was living in the English Black Country town of Stourbridge, and working at the specialist Glasshouse College and Glasshouse Arts Centre, the book is dedicated to that spirited, post-industrial community.
LISTEN TO SOME OF THE POEMS HERE: Poetry Page
As well as poetry, I write flash fiction and and am engaged on a novel.
Highly Commended in the Bridport Prize for Flash Fiction 2012 and Shortlisted in 2016 & 2017
Flash fiction novella Agnes longlisted for the Bath Novella-in-Flash Award 2018
Reading at Waterstones, Brighton, July 2018
Graduated 2017 with an MA in Creative Writing & Publishing, from West Dean College, for which I completed the first draft of a novel, The Divine and Sexual History of April Golding and Timothy Finch
LISTEN to FLASH FICTION pieces here:
AND Chapter One of the novel:
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Responses to my poetry:
Hooray, hooray for Peter Howe of Transition Town Stourbridge for bringing us the Transition Town Rap! It’s fantastic!
Rob Hopkins, co-founder of the Transition Network
… deep, yet light, playful and at moments, profound.
Wanda Root, USA
Thank you very much for this wonderful poetry.
Michitaka Seki, Hirosaki, Japan
I just read and read – right to the end – loved them!
Melanie Taylor, Stourbridge
… some of them should go well with music, Scottish of course! Are you going to stick your job?
Duncan Ross, Black Isle
…witty, profound, warm and moving; thought and discussion-provoking too!
Rev. Monika Knight, East Grinstead