Welcome to my new website - I hope you enjoy what you read and hear. Thank you.
My fourth collection Bearings is published by Nine Arches Press in the UK and Modjaji Books in South Africa.
In August 2016 Edinburgh publisher Mariscat launched The Leonids, a pamphlet of poems mostly about that force of nature, my mother, Ann Dixon, who died last year. The Herald Scotland chose 'My Mother's Dress' (part of 'Notes Towards Nasturtiums') as Poem of the Day and The Scotsman published 'binding' from the pamphlet. You can read '9 a.m', a poem from the collection, on Aerodrome here. Copies can be ordered from Mariscat, or if you want a signed copy, contact me.
My mother had Parkinson's, and some of this experience is reflected in the final poems of The Leonids.
I am running a 10 km race in Havana on 20 November and am raising money for Parkinson's UK's research and support work. Do visit my JustGiving Page if you'd like to make a donation and I'll report on the outcome on my blog page, Toktokkie, here.
I contributed to a beautifully made documentary presented by Owen Sheers about David Jones's great World War I poem In Parenthesis, which you can download for a small fee from the BBC Store.
See more details about further forthcoming events on the Readings and Festivals page on this website.
Here's a clip of my reading 'Late Knowledge' for the Hwaet! anthology at the Ledbury Poetry Festival this year.
Recordings of my work are available on The Poetry Archive.