Ayaskala, curlew and toilet rolls …

Tomorrow (June 29th) is my lovely sister’s birthday and also the day the Beggar’s Theatre in Millom hosts an obscurity of poets paying tribute to Norman Nicholson at the festival held in his name. Millom is the place where I had my first real experience of trying to teach back in 1984 (Christmas I seem…

Coming Home

My poem from the Handstand Press Anthology of Cumbrian Poetry which, along with Incoming, I’ll be reading at the Norman Nicholson Festival at the end of this month in Millom. Coming Home I wonder if, like me, the winter skies at Cunswick, swathed in low cloud, above old scars of crag and frozen garlands of…