Info/News 2018

  • Man Without A Pullover to appear in the last end of year Clear Poetry Anthology January 2018
  • Schrödinger’s Mouse to appear in Amaryllis January 31st 2018
  • Then It Rains to appear in Eye Flash Poetry Journal Issue #2 in April 2018
  • Somewhere Else to appear in Isabelle Kenyon’s MIND poetry project (‘Please Hear What I’m Not Saying’) February 2018
  • Extracts from Incoming appearing in Mary Colwell’s Curlew Moon April 2018
  • Rainbow Friday published in Black Country Arts Foundry in February 2018 #ShortStory
  • Read at Spotlight fundraiser in Lancaster (February 2018)
  • My Aunties Come From Yorkshire published on Liz Brownlee’s Poetry Roundabout (March 2018)
  • Two poetry readings on consecutive weekends in May 2018. Inaugral poetry evening at Kittchen in Hawkshead (new arts/restaurant venture run by Luke Brown and Em Watson) and an evening of music and poetry celebrating birds on the northern fells at Brampton (linked with Curlew Calling and Karen Lloyd).
  • Invitation To Move On accepted by Burning House Press (March 2018)
  • Entered two poems for Caterpillar Children’s Poetry Prize (again) and one in the ProleBooks Laureate Competition. Past experience tells me this is utter folly, but you know … #DelusionalPoet.Com … (update: bombed out on ProleBooks comp. WatchThisSpace re. Caterpillar)
  • Toast and Aberration accepted by Three Drops Press and Picaroon Poetry for May 2018
  • Read at Big Charlie’s Working Title in Lancaster (29/3/18) with the lovely Sarah Miller and met the nice folk from the Dead Good Poets Society.
  • Read at Verbalise (31/3/18) with Hamish Wilson and Ann Pilling headlining
    Man Without A Pullover accepted for Bonnie’s Crew (April 14th 2018) a site fundraising for the Children’s Heart Surgery Fund / Leeds Congenital Hearts
  • On The Road To Samaria accepted by IS&T (June 2nd 2018) #WooHoo
  • Yew accepted by Riggwelter (Issue 14 October 2018)
  • Picaroon Poetry Issue #12 Aberration (May10th 2018)
  • The Blue Nib Literary Magazine accepted Copenhagen Interpretation (Issue 29 14th May 2018)
  • Spillwords take Cosy (24th May 2018)
  • Bill The Bad shortlisted for the Caterpillar Poetry Prize 2018. Soooo close …
  • Morality Park Arts & Literature Collective would like On The Road To Samaria as a guest feature … very flattered (lovely poetry site).
  • Appearing at Kittchen again (Sat. 9th June) and at Natterjacks for the Ulverston Fine Fest on Sunday 17th June.
  • Coming Home to appear in new Cumbrian anthology. The anthology, entitled ‘This Place I Know’, will be published in early October 2018. Launch events will be held at the Borderlines Literature Festival in Carlisle on October 4th and at the Wordsworth Trust in Grasmere on October 17th.
  • Reading at the Kendal Mountain Literature Festival on Saturday 17th November (11 am) at the Brewery Arts Centre as part of the ongoing launch of ‘This Place I Know’ … other readers to follow #WatchThisSpace
  • Forty Years On accepted for publication in Issue 2 of Barren Magazine (October 1st 2018) … very pleased about this. Super mag and a poem I am particularly attached to : ) #WooHoo
  • Morality Park take This Work Is Done 🙂
  • E-mail received from editor Helen Cox re. forthcoming anthology ‘Light Through The Mist’ (to be published in December 2018) raising funds and awareness of homelessness. Book End accepted for inclusion in this anthology … so pleased.
  • New version of Fireweed to be published in Issue 37 of Blue Nib, the third print issue, out on 15th March 2019
  • Bill The Bad published in The Caterpillar (Winter Issue 2018) … lovely illustration by Serrano Cervantes
  • And Yet taken on by Bonnie’s Crew (Editor Kate Garrett) to appear next year in February. Very pleased as I found out from Kate that this poem had been longlisted for the Prole Laureate prize which she judged earlier in the year. Nice to know 🙂
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