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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

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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:

Flash Fiction Page

AND Chapter One of the novel:

Novel Page

 

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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

 

 

 

 

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