New Collection now available : PAUSE AND REWIND
PAUSE AND REWIND
This will be a series of books of photo-poems. Each edition in this series centres on a different location, including York and the first one, Pause and Rewind in Haxby & Wigginton. This is a light-hearted look in verse at aspects of my local village of Haxby, and its close neighbour Wigginton.
Available now via Amazon, booksellers, local retailers and the author.
The inaugural Pause and Rewind was published on 12th July 2021, and Pause and Rewind in York on 19th July 2021.
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.
COMING SOON :
Lyrical narrative verse exploring aspects of friendship, family, nature and human endeavour.
Sometimes we lose touch... quiet and reflective, this latest collection of poems imparts a positive message for the 2020s.
With gratitude to York Writers' Group for their ever-helpful comments and support. This collection has benefited considerably from their input. Highlights include: 'Within Touching Distance', 'Silver Song', 'Circle of Life', 'Sometimes We Lose Touch' and 'Lost in Transit'.
AVAILABLE FROM : 18TH OCTOBER 2021
OLDER TITLES :
WHISPER ON THE SHORE
WHISPER ON THE SHORE
Lyrical verses about love, relationships and hope in a world of 'burning skies'.
PUBLISHED IN MARCH 2020, available now 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.
Pastiche poems in the style of famous poets, from classics such as TS Eliot to contemporary favourites such as Liz Berry, Helen Mort and George the Poet.
First published in March 2020, available via Amazon and 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 BIRD'S EYE VIEW:
Blackpoolium - highly commended (top 10) in the Writing Without Restrictions competition 2018 (now incorporated into Bird'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
George the Poet
Ryan Van Winkle
Sharon Wadsley (link)