Poem of the Week

So very pleased and excited that ‘Incoming’ was published as ‘Poem of the Week’ on the Yorkshire Times website, especially as it nestles among some work by folk I consider to be poetry gods (have a look to see what I mean … 🙂 ) Incoming I am not your enemy dear messenger, but still…

Norman Nicholson Festival

The Norman Nicholson Festival is taking place in Millom (of course) over the weekend of June 29th – 30th. The events have been organised by the Norman Nicholson Society. Among other attractions, the key note speaker will be Sean O’Brien; multiple award-winning poet whose laurels include the TS Eliot Prize, Northern Writer of the Year…

Yew

In search of yew in Borrowdale that shared the sun with Judas, I walk a rutted path, aware of twinges, snares, rocks, carrying your paints and easel along with this bowl of words, no longer fit for consumption, mold festering in knots from sour touching fruit within. And if these words were berries, gardeners would…