Saboteur Awards 2021

#SabAwards21 #Poetry Hello Poetry World. The Saboteur Awards are underway and if you liked my poetry pamphlet ‘Fledge’, would you consider voting for me in the ‘best pamphlet’ category? Cheers, Jonathan x

Will Purdom … agitator, plant-hunter, forester

Will Purdom … agitator, plant-hunter, foresterA review of Francois Gordon’s book by Jonathan Humble It was a hefty thud at the front door that alerted me to the arrival of the post and Francois Gordon’s impressive biography of Edwardian plantsman and social activist Will Purdom.It is a lovely and substantial book to hold. I had…

Why Bind The Days?

Why bind the days inside that self-embrace?Alight, a life should shame the brightest star;refuse the mask that hides a truthful face. Imperfect lines in faith do not disgracewhen claimed as fact and owned for what they are.Why bind the days inside that self-embrace? Deny all ignorance a growing space.Offended eyes see nothing but the scar.Refuse…