My most recent collection The Tempest Prognosticator is published by Salt in the UK and Random Umuzi in South Africa. My earlier collection A Fold in the Map is published by Salt in the UK and Jacana in South Africa. You can read more about these books and other publications (like joint work on the sinking of RMS Titanic, The Debris Field, published by Sidekick Books) here, along with poems, details of forthcoming readings and the odd snippet of news (for more, you can visit

I am currently working on a collaboration with Scottish artist Douglas Robertson, inspired by DH Lawrence's poems in Birds, Beasts and Flowers. More detail and images can be found here and in forthcoming journal publications.


New Work


2 Poems in Prairie Schooner

2 Poems in Magma 59

3 Poems in The Interpreter's House, Issue 56

'Stars, Flowers, Grass & Us' in The Dark Horse

'Nobodies' in The Mimic Octopus

 'Suitcase Heart' in Popshot 11

 Other work forthcoming in:

Verse Junkies

The New Statesman



25 July: 'The Twilight of the Iguana'

Poetry School Summer School Workshop

Friday 15 August, 8pm:

6 Poets at the Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh,

See more on events here.


Some Reviews


Interview on LitNet, May 2013

Debris in The Island Review

British Council Writers

The Tempest Prognosticator

'Dixon's Strange New World'

'Rich Reward for Readers'

A Fold in the Map:

The Mail & Guardian

The Financial Times




Gaza Haiku

Cease/Fire – count the cost.

One truth is, death is always