Welcome to my new website -  I hope you enjoy what you read and hear. Thank you.

My new 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. You can order from Mariscat, or if you want a signed copy, contact me.

Come along to the Nine Arches Salon on Thursday 27 October at Waterstones Piccadilly.
Jill Abram presents three poets from Nine Arches Press in an evening of readings and conversation, the second of the Stablemates Salons. Isobel Dixon, Jo Bell and Rishi Dastidar will be reading together, featuring poems from their Nine Arches collections. You can see more detail on the poets and their work here.
Waterstones Piccadilly, 203/206 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9HD. Map and more information here.
7:00 Readings will start promptly at 7.30pm.
Tickets are £5 and can be bought on the night, but please RSVP by email: piccadilly@waterstones.com

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.