talking about strawberries all of the time

strawberry copy

If I was a ship, I would be on the river hooting with crazy joy, for today I have five poems in talking about strawberries all of the time. Malcolm Curtis steers this poetry journal here @talking_time and here It publishes poetry, including visual and concrete poetries, lyric and postcard prose. New content posts in October and April. Take a look.



my (small press) writing day

my small press..

The irrepressible rob mclennan’s activities are so numerous you’ll have to go here to see them all:

He also runs a blog in which writers from all over the world let you into the way they organise their days to try to give themselves the space to write: Claire Trevien, Dimitra Xidous, Adam Hampton, Paul Hawkins, Dara Wier, and dozens more. Today is my turn.


The Lonely Crowd


I am crowned king of this day’s happiness. Issue 11 of The Lonely Crowd is out and features two of my poems, ‘Brand Street’, and ‘Spider in a Glass’. Both poems owe a debt to StAnza: the former given an examination in Gillian Allnutt’s Masterclass in 2018, and the latter hatched in Patience Agbabi’s workshop in 2017. There’s also work by Abegail Morley, Jonathan Edwards, Francesca Rhydderch, and many others. My thanks to guest editor Glyn Edwards, and to editor John Lavin. Diolch!