Word and Image
Published and unpublished poems
The Brain Merchants
A poem protesting against the dominance of neuroscience
The art of rhyming
With apologies to Elizabeth Bishop
Tom Paine's Soul
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.
The Christmas Card
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 blessing on the haters
A poem about the menace of internet trolls
A poem from my collection 'Earth's Almanac'
The acorn: a moral tale
An environmental tale in verse
Peter Bayard, author of passwords
A cautionary tale in verse
A mock-epic satire in 3 cantos about technocracy in higher education
A selection of my political verse
Synergies: Creative Writing in Academic Practice
An experiment in integrating creative writing into the Oxford acaedmic syllabus
The Wreck of the Hera
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.
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