My Poetry Elsewhere

7th Nerve

"A hi-tech medical exam draws its subject back to a more archaic, essential experience"

Carol Rumen's commentary on my poem 7th Nerve in the Guardian.

Daughters of the Dust

"Moving beyond ordinary travel writing, this conjuring of the Mongolian steppe brings the reader a sharp sense of intimacy with what might seem very ‘other’"

Carol Rumen's commentary on my poem Daughters of the Dust in the Guardian.

My poetry on the Seren Blog

My publishers, Seren, have an excellent poetry blog, and they've featured a lot of  my poetry over the years.  If you're interested in reading some of my work, you'll find a selection here.

Audio & Podcasts

Short Essays

Seren Poetry Podcast

Last year I recorded an episode for season 2 of Seren's incredible poetry podcast.  I was interviewed by the lovely Sarah Johnson, and the podcast was edited by Chris Gregory of Alternative Stories.

All ghosts wear clothes of this colour

A recording of me reading my poem All ghosts where clothes of this colour, the opening poem in my second collection, Goliat.

In Praise of Writer's Block

On the incredible freedom of embracing writer's block.  This was written during lockdown, but is included here in the hope that it might be as useful to others as the approach was to me.

Care and Feeding of the Monas Hieroglyphica

Hermetic writing and the joy of unreadable words.  A short piece on work produced during my residency at the Bleddfa centre art gallery.


Poetry Recommendations

Interested in poetry but not sure where to start? Want to explore more more recent work?  I've put together a list of contemporary poetry that will ease you things without being too challenging.

Poetry Cards

A selection of seasonal greetings cards featuring my poetry, printed on recycled paper and blank inside.  Autumn and Winter are available now, Spring and Summer coming soon.

My work on

For ease of access, a list of my published work on, so it's all in one place. is an alternative to Amazon that helps pass on profits to independent bookshops and authors in the UK.

Email Sign Up

Sometimes I send out emails.  They arrive unexpectedly according to no particular schedule, but they do arrive, and sometimes they contain information about new readings, workshops, and publications.