Sometimes when you’re commissioned to write a poem, it’s a mixed blessing. Poetry isn’t copywriting; if you can’t believe in the thing you’re writing about, it will sound fake. In poetry (as in sex) you can fake it, but the other party will know. But this was different. When the Nationwide asked me to join theirContinue reading “The currency of kindness: working for Nationwide”
Acknowledging the people who shaped us, can sometimes mean admitting to big cracks in the fabric they worked on.
A poet should be in the business of windows, not chandeliers. I want to look through a poem, not at it, to see the world more clearly.
Dear, strangely attractive reader – I have a new book out.
It’s been a bloody long time coming and it’s not here yet, but my second collection will be published in spring 2015 by Nine Arches Press.