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Best of the Net Nomination

I was delighted to hear that one of my poems was nominated for this years’ best of the net competition. It was nominated by Acropolis Magazine, who have accepted a few of my poems in the past. To see my poems on the Acropolis site, and those of others who have appeared there please go to https://acropolisjournaluk.wixsite.com/acropolisjournal The prose poem that’s been nominated is the darkest piece of writing I have ever submitted anywhere. You…

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Where Less is More

Back from a few days holiday – my first break since starting a new job in October. I needed it. Whilst the new role is great (it’s amazing how feeling valued at work improves both your productivity and mental well-being!) I was getting tired, and starting to struggle a little. I’m currently recruiting in the US, UK, Netherlands, Germany and Singapore, with candidates for some of these roles coming from a range of locations around…

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Words for the Wild

I have a previously unpublished poem on the Words for the Wild Website. It’s a poem about running, ornithology and growing old. You can read it here, and also see some of my photographs taken on pre-marathon training runs. Clearly as I took lots of photographs it was pretty slow running – I wasn’t exactly a fast runner – indeed, when I completed the London Marathon I was overtaken by two blokes dressed as a…

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Three Films

During the first lockdown, I made some very basic poetry films. These were in response to a couple of requests for material for online events. The three poems are; The Transmutation of Geese, Metamorphosis in a Copnor Garden & The Domestication of Ghosts The first and third poems have previously been published, in South and Orbis magazines respectively, and subsequently appear in my first collection, Landings (published by Dempsey & Windle Publishing in 2018). The…

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A Sea of Blue

In other circumstances I would be at Wembley today, along with another 50,000+ Portsmouth FC fans, for the final of the Leasing.com Trophy. Blue skies, a beautiful spring day, the stuff of memories (or nightmares depending on the result!). A real shame – though the stadium’s empty silence today is of course of minor consequence compared to what else is happening in the UK and around the world right now. I’ve been lucky though. If…

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This City By the Sea and All That You Need

On Monday 18th February I interviewed Margaret Jennings at an event hosted by T’Articulation as part of this year’s Portsmouth Bookfest. The interview seemed to go down well (it was my first attempt at interviewing someone!), and I have subsequently found out that it was recorded and will be played on Portsmouth’s QA Hospital Radio sometime soon. I’ll post the link when it is available. The event, which happened at 113 Art House Coffee (which…

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Pictures From an Exhibition

Whilst this website will mainly be poetry based, I will post my own photographs here as well. As a starting point, here is a small selection of pictures, some of which appeared in an exhibition in 2017. Some of these photographs were taken on an old iPhone whilst training for marathons. I have used basic editing techniques to enhance the grainy effect caused by using such low grade equipment in challenging light conditions, which I…

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