About This Blog

Born in Birmingham, I grew up in Frome in Somerset before moving to Portsmouth, the city where both my parents were born. I have lived on Portsea Island for the last 30 years. When not writing poetry I work in recruitment and also run an online arts & sporting memorabilia business

I have had over 100 poems in print, in magazines such as Acumen, Brittle Star, Envoi, Frogmore Papers, Orbis, Poetry Monthly and South, and my first collection, Landings, was published by Dempsey & Windle in September 2018.  I was previously involved in Tongues & Grooves in the Community, for whom I organised various events & workshops, including a workshop at Haslar IRC and a poetry of asylum and immigration film project with the BBC Big Screens in Portsmouth and Dover.  I have also exhibited my landscape & seascape photographs in a number of locations in Portsmouth.

Following the publication of Landings and my involvement in a couple of film projects I thought now was as good a time as any to start a poetry blog. In addition to having various links to reviews of my own work I’ll try to keep any narcissistic tendencies at bay by linking to other poetry sites and writing about and referencing other subjects that might be of interest to anyone who stumbles across this blog. .