New Collection now available, May 2021 : PAUSE AND REWIND
BIRD'S EYE VIEW
An engaging and unusual debut collection of poems and quirky light verse, Bird’s Eye View is a hop-on/hop-off tour of the UK and European locations, with topics as diverse as hedgehogs and hang-gliding, strawberry picking and snorkelling, mountains and Mersey Ferries.
In three stages, the journey takes us on a rollercoaster ride through British seaside towns in ‘Baycombe’, casts a wry glance at Britain in Europe in
'Those Eurovision Nights’, and ends with a ramble through the shadowy forest of current affairs in the TV newsroom of ‘Soundbite City News’.
We explore the peaks and caverns of modern life, with a lively and informed commentary, and not least a smile or two.
Originally published in March 2020 as Burg's Eye View, this is an updated version with a revised title, launched on 17th May 2021.
Available now via Amazon, booksellers, local retailers or via the author.
OLDER TITLES :
WHISPER ON THE SHORE
Lyrical verses about love, relationships and hope in a world of 'burning skies'.
PUBLISHED IN MARCH 2020, but only available through retailers until 31st May 2021, and thereafter via the author.
TRIBUTE NIGHT AT THE SOCIAL
It's Open Mic Night at the Bannockpace Sports & Social Club, and we've invited some distinguished guest speakers to perform - if not in person then in spirit.
First published in March 2020, but only available through retailers until 31st May 2021, and thereafter via the author.
Tribute Night at the Social
Yeovil Writing Without Restrictions 2017
A collection of 14 tribute poems in a comedy setting - available now as a pamphlet (March 2020)
YEOVIL COMPETITION - thanks again !
All these commended works are now included in my debut collection BURG'S EYE VIEW:
Blackpoolium - highly commended (top 10) in the Writing Without Restrictions competition 2018 (now incorporated into Burg's Eye View as 'Baycombe')
Pavement from inside Costa Coffee King's Cross one winter evening - commended in the Poetry competition 2018
Soundbite City News - shortlisted Yeovil Writing Without Restrictions competition 2016
My poem Hang-Gliding was longlisted for the 2015 Yeovil Poetry prize.
Some of my favourite writers
Kiran Millwood Hargrave
Ryan Van Winkle
Sharon Wadsley (link)