ABOUT

‘A moving object is neither where it is nor where it is not,’ implies Zeno in his famous paradox. …I am a writer. I am neither where I am nor where I am not.

The imprisoned Turkish writer, Ahmet Altan, ‘The Writer’s Paradox’

 

I write flash fiction and poetry,  and am presently engaged on a longer flash fiction project.

My flash fiction novella Agnes was longlisted for the Bath Novella-in-Flash Award 2018 

Highly Commended in the Bridport Prize for Flash Fiction 2012 and Shortlisted in 2016 & 2017

Graduated 2017 with an MA in Creative Writing & Publishing, from West Dean College, West Sussex, for which I completed the first draft of a novel, The Divine and Sexual History of April Golding and Timothy Finch

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Poems on the Poetry Page

Pheasant and other pieces on the Flash Fiction Page

Chapter One of the novel on the Novel Page

 

I moved to Glasgow in 2017, having worked previously in Stourbridge, West Midlands.

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Reading from my novel at West Dean Craft Fair, 2017. Note the lobster references to West Dean founder, Edward James, who collaborated with Salvador Dali.

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Associate member SoAScotland

 

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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

 

This is a beautiful and very dramatic poem. (On Lev, the Lion-Hearted Hare.)

Sally Polson, Senior Commissioning Editor, Floris Books

 

… 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

 

Your poetry is magic!

Maria Mountain, Bewdley, Worcs

 

Your muse above shines below.

Chou

 

 

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