A familiar bird on our back lawn...
"Exposed and lifeless as a written book" (WW)
A poem protesting against the dominance of neuroscience
With apologies to Elizabeth Bishop
Don't take sleeping pills!
Written for a challenge on the Hall Writers' Forum: a response to Blake's Newton
First published in "Diary of a Bipolar Explorer" (Signal 2018)
Winner of an Ellie J. Shakerley prize (2019)
During a bout of flu, the poet is imprisoned in her sick-bed but finds herself in the company of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, who as usual has quite a lot to say.
A poem about a haunted spot...
A gothic tale of repression, concealment and terror...
Four days before Christmas, a bitter vengeful woman tries to compose a Christmas card to send to her ex, whom she believes to be on his deathbed...
A poem about internet trolls
A poem about a mischievous Cornish piskie
Welcome to my website
Here is a selection of my proverbs, written in the style of Blake's 'The Marriage of Heaven and Hell'.
Poems about an orange
'The Eye': a tale of paranoia
Ballad of a Fat Woman Let me tell you the story of Sue. Its matter is striking, but true. She gained weight too fast but couldn’t be arsed To diet – so what
The dreams are here again...
The Armstice centenary has prompted terrible dreams...
A poem about hypomania...
A poem in response to John Sell Cotman's painting. 'Road to Capel Curig'
A poem in response to John Sell Cotman's painting, ''The Scotchman's Stone, on the River Greta'
A poem in response to John Sell Cotman's painting, 'Greta Bridge'