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See more details about forthcoming events on the Readings and Festivals page on this website.
The Sizzling Shuffle, Saturday 28 July, The Poetry Cafe
Come along to a summer night of poetry in the Shuffle series – hosted by Chris Beckett and Lynne Hjelmgaard, with Isobel Dixon, Chrissy Williams, Mark Waldron and Anne Berkeley, Declan Ryan, Selina Rodriguez and Adil Hussain.
The newly refurbished Poetry Cafe event room is a lovely space - with air-conditioning!
Saturday 28 July, 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
The Poetry Café
22 Betterton Street
London WC2H 9BX
Here's a clip of my reading 'Late Knowledge' for the Hwaet! anthology at the Ledbury Poetry Festival 2016.
More recordings of my work are available on The Poetry Archive.
My fourth collection Bearings was published by Nine Arches Press in the UK and Modjaji Books in South Africa in 2016.
Also in 2016, Edinburgh publisher Mariscat launched The Leonids, a pamphlet of poems mostly about that force of nature, my mother, Ann Dixon, who died in 2015. 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 ran a 10 km race in Havana to raise money for Parkinson's UK's research and support work via my JustGiving Page.
In 2016 I was thrilled to contribute to a 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.