Jimmy Savile and the Leeds Millennium Tapestry
Light verse about the statue of St Edmund in St Peter-in-the-East
A poem about Sir Geoffrey Hill
Responding to Philip Larkin's poem, 'Born Yesterday'.
A poem for the planet.
Originally written as haikus: an almanac about the seasons in Headington, Oxford, where I used to live.
Appetizing new versions of famous poems
A poem in response to Masaccio's 'The Expulsion from the Garden of Eden'
Little ironies: Six poems in imitation of Thomas Hardy.
On the limits of empathy
A familiar bird on our back lawn...
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'.