Nightjrrs Gig

We’ve been to the studio and made the record now. Here’s your chance to hear the two tracks that will make up the 12″ release (‘Goose Barnacle Goose’ and ‘Dabbin Houses’), as well as a couple of songs (possibly ‘Skreel View’ and ‘Curlews Close’ – for those of you who pay close attention to The … More Nightjrrs Gig

Poem Escape

I love this. This is a picture of the fire escape measures in a venue I recently taught poetry at. Perhaps it applies as much to people on the receiving end of a bad poetry workshop. Poetry Symposium update: the line-up for the May 18 Symposium is nearly finalised, with only two poets set to … More Poem Escape


I cannot even begin to describe my sense of disappointment at not being able to read at Keswick on Tuesday. I was so honoured to be asked, and it made me so cross that I couldn’t go at the last minute because of forces outside my control. I hope I’ll be able to redeem myself … More O

Currently Reading

I like to read several volumes of poetry at once. What I mean is that I like reading one fully. Then another. Then back to the first. Then perhaps a third. Then back again. These four are all getting spins.


So, ‘nightjrrs’ have a new PA… As used by Boo Hewardine, The Strawbs, and Vin Garbutt…