‘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
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.
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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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.