A poem for Shropshire #NationalPoetryDay

I’m very excited about Thursday, when all this year’s new BBC Local poems for National Poetry Day will be revealed! It’s been such an honour to write the poem for Shropshire, my adopted county. This morning I went off to Dawley with Genevieve Tudor from BBC Radio Shropshire. There’s a good reason for going to Dawley, but the actual poem is still embargoed until 3rd … Continue reading A poem for Shropshire #NationalPoetryDay

Book Launch & a Basket of Chicks

This week saw the official launch party for my second collection, How Time is in Fields, alongside new collections from Roger Garfitt and Adam Horovitz. The venue was Acton Scott Historic Working Farm in deepest, greenest Shropshire. We were greeted by peacefully grazing Shire horses and a basket of new chicks, which I was allowed to carry round a cooing audience in Acton Scott’s fine … Continue reading Book Launch & a Basket of Chicks