The Poetry Place

The next edition of The Poetry Place includes a recording of me reading my poem Pieces with accompanying music by award-winning and hugely talented composer Crispin Ward

It is being aired on West Wilts Radio . The show features readings by Nichola Deane and Charles Lauder Jr. who will bring Sherlock Holmes, Lorca, Einstein and, possibly, proof of a parallel universe into your afternoon at 3pm on Sunday April 24th – their new, regular time. Charles, who Pam Thompson says ‘is not afraid to delve beneath the surface of white masculinites, unearthing violence and toughness but vulnerability and tenderness also…’, and Nichola, who Katharine Towers says offers us ‘poems of darkness and delight – alive to sensation and feeling, and open to the urgency of beauty’, will be joined by an eclectic gathering of open mic-ers: Rosie Jackson, Pey Oh, Moira Andrew, Pratibha Veronica Castle, Ray Fussell, Eileen Anne Gordon,June Wentland, and myself

You can listen to the Poetry Place online at on the day, or catch up from the following day at – and listen to a range of back episodes any Sunday, ‘live’, at 3pm.

The Poetry Place

A brief post to share the link to the February edition of the Poetry Place on West Wilts Radio, on which I read Bird in Hand, amongst 10 other poets.

It’s worth a listen – not so much for my poem, as for the other poets. There’s a really nice range of voices this month.

Back on the Radio Again

A quick post to mention that I will be reading my poem Bird in Hand on this month’s edition of The Poetry Place on West Wilts Radio at 4pm on Sunday, February 28th, when the two guest poets will be Claire Booker and Jennie Osborne. Claire is a poet and playwright. Her latest poetry book, ‘The Bone That Sang’ (Indigo Dreams) follows the success of her debut pamphlet ‘Later There Will Be Postcards’. She’s widely published in journals, has had poems set to music, filmed, displayed on buses, and simultaneously performed at six venues in three countries as part of the Solstice Shorts Festival. Jennie has two collections from Oversteps, ‘How to be Naked’ and ‘Colouring Outside the Lines’. She is one of the organisers of Poetry Teignmouth and Teignmouth Poetry Festival, runs workshops, tutors for the Poetry School and is a poetry mentor. Along with my three minutes of fame, there are also open mic readings from: B Anne Adriaens, Ruth Sharman, John Powell, Eileen Ann Gordon, Ray Fussell, Lucia Daramus, Heidi Beck, and Canadian poet Vivian Cruise.

You can listen in online at Alternatively it will be on the West Wilts website to listen to on a date / time that suits. You can also listen to some of the previous shows via the same link