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My stories have been read 135271 times and 183 of my stories have been cherry picked.
12 of my 438 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 13 votes
Cathedral Swans was published in Call & Response, an anthology of poems celebrating Worcester Cathedral (Black Pear Press 2020)
The Child We Can Never Have was published in Contour magazine, February 2018.
Billy Ulysses... was runner up in Abc's Poem of the Year award, 2014.
Spring was highly commended in the 2012 Larkin-East Riding poetry competition
The Ghost of Milton Friedman... won the 2012 Abc poetry competition
Nicolaus Copernicus... was published in Gold Dust Anthology, 2012
The Poet Laid Bare was published in The Big Issue, 2011
A Tea Box... was a prize-winner in the MIND poetry competition 2010
Leipzig was chosen for the 2005 Midland Arts Centre 'Short Cuts' readings & subsequently published in Gold Dust magazine, 2006
For a full biography and to download my novel Hawk Island go to: http://www.electronpress.com/
Poetry collection Beautiful Fish available from Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08P1HLF3X?ref_=pe_3052080_397514860
12 of my comments have received 13 Great Feedback votes
Jane - I enjoyed this poem,
Posted on Thu, 11 Feb 2021
Jane - I enjoyed this poem, particularly the line 'Now we are detached/the energy is mine.' The ability to read or commune with nature seems to be key for the energy to shift. Enticing & intriguing! Very well done.Read full comment
Posted in After the Blizzard
I'm glad you didn't lurk in
Posted on Sun, 07 Mar 2021
I'm glad you didn't lurk in metaphor onemorething. Deceptively simple, your poem is a treasure of considered wisdom and emotion. Louise Gluck's later, intensely personal poems came to mind. Great writing!Read full comment
Posted in My Mother’s Name
Pattern-poems can, I think,
Posted on Sun, 06 May 2018
Pattern-poems can, I think, sometimes feel a bit forced in their construction. This poem, Parson, is inspired with its shape complementing and formally adding to - in an exciting way - its subject. And as a footy fan the crowning glory of elderly...Read full comment
Posted in Shoot!
Really enjoyed this..
Posted on Fri, 04 Mar 2016
Really enjoyed this...especially like the way we are drawn by the first three stanzas...stanzas that reflect and appear as a jagged mirror...the poem opening up like a sluice gate...carrying the reader to a final uncompromising crescendo......Read full comment
Posted in Nuthoused