It’s been a few months since my last News update so wanted to let you all know what I’ve been up to during the silence. My job as Literature Officer at the Wordsworth Trust has been keeping me busy.
With all this going on, there doesn’t seem to have been so much time for my own poetry, but things have been happening. A new poem of mine was selected for a special anthology of poems about childhood, ‘From Childhood’s Hour’, published by the Ledbury Poetry Festival. Each of the poems is illustrated by an artist local to Ledbury. My contribution is currently Monthly Poem on this blog. I’m among very distinguished company, including Simon Armitage, Carol Ann Duffy, Jackie Kay, and good friends Helen Mort, Martin Figura and Kim Moore.
Another new poem April in Dove Cottage has been selected for a North West Libraries’ project exploring places in the North West. The poem will appear on a poster and a postcard, and I will be appearing at a couple of events in different counties in the North West in the autumn. Once again I’m in distinguished company, including my friend and fellow Flambard poet Rebecca Goss. The poem is actually one part of a longer poem.
…and I think that’s about it for now but I’ll try and do a monthly post. Do let me know what you think of this blog, and whether you’d like to see anything else here. You can post a comment or e-mail me (see the Contact page.)