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
First published in "Diary of a Bipolar Explorer" (Signal 2018)
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.
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
The Armstice centenary has prompted terrible dreams...
A poem about studying the surface of a rock...
A poem about the fate of 'our' planet
A poem about the menace of internet trolls
A poem from my collection 'Earth's Almanac'
An anthology of contemporary poems and critical reflections on Edward Thomas
An environmental tale in verse
A cautionary tale in verse
A mock-epic satire in 3 cantos about technocracy in higher education
A selection of my political verse
An anthology inspired by Bob Dylan's winning of the Nobel Prize for Literature
An experiment in integrating creative writing into the Oxford acaedmic syllabus
An anthology celebrating the return of the Cornish Chough to Cornwall
A long historical ballad set in Cornwall just before the First World War. Written by Lucy Newlyn, set to music and performed by Stuart Estell.
The campaign to elect Wole Soyinka as Professor of Poetry at Oxford
My first collection: poems about Headingley, Leeds, where I grew up.