THE BIG NEWS: Launch of ‘Sleeping with Rivers’ (London)

Launch of  ‘Sleeping with Rivers’ – Saturday 7 June 3-5pm!!
The Betsy Trotswood (upstairs), 56 Farringdon Rd, Clerkenwell, London, EC1R 3BL

My new small collection won the Seren/Mslexia prize: and is a Poetry Book Society selection:

I will be launching the collection, reading with some of the best UK poets who have taught and inspired me
– Mimi Khalvati

– Pascale Petit

– Roddy Lumsden

Plus Seren poetry editor, Amy Wack

FREE : Sleeping with Rivers will be available for £5

Fun with Hegley

I’m reading from ‘Sleeping with Rivers’ at an eclectic mix of music, poetry, comedy and general fun hosted by the fabulous John Hegley at the Betsy Trotswood (upstairs), 2nd June from around 9pm. 

Creative writing inspiration day

Immerse yourself in lots of fab prompts for your writing – I’ll be cooking things up with ArchWay With Words Stephanie Smith Sat 10th May from noon ’til 5pm – great opportunity to put aside time for writing (fun stuff for those who aren’t writers too)

Kogan Academy, 9 Elthorne Rd N19 4AJ …First turning on left from top of Holloway Road

Come and explore ‘ZONES OF INSPIRATION’ with intriguing prompts to help activate your writing with a WORD ADVENTURE! In the evening there will be an opportunity to present new work to a friendly audience with a guest set by award-winning poet Sam Berkson. 7.30pm Sign up for a slot at: or With Words


Oota poetry group Fremantle, Australia

I had a lovely time having lunch with the Oota poetry group based at the Fremantle Arts Centre in Perth, Western Australia – speckled sunlight and swordfish for lunch – a lovely group, thank you!

oota march 14B oota march 14