July 21, 2017

The last few months have been busy ones...

In May I travelled to the Czech Republic and worked with pupils at the Lycée Francais de Prague. They really impressed me with their ability to write skilled poetry in English - which for most of them was their second or third language.

I was lucky enough to have been a guest poet at a...

July 19, 2016

The theme of National Poetry Day this year is Messages.

This celebration of all things poetic takes place on October 6th in schools and venues across the country - and was officially launched at the 2016 CLiPPA Awards this month. I was lucky enough to be invited along to the National Theatre to watch the shortlisted poets read from...

May 21, 2016

I had great fun at the 2016 CLiPPA shortlist announcement hosted by Barnes Literary Festival on the 12th May. Last year's shortlisted poets (myself included) read some poems and we were treated to some very engaging performances of our work by children involved in the shadowing scheme. I had a chance to catch up with Roger McGough...

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