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 will publish a poem 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.
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.
In September I will launching Bearings and The Leonids in the Little and Great Karoo!
Wednesday 14 September , 18:30 at ArtKaroo, 54 Baron van Reede St, Oudtshoorn.
Art, wine and poetry! More details here. Read a report in Die Hoorn newspaper.
Saturday 17 September in Graaff-Reinet (my home town), 11:30 at Brighton Keep, 72 Somerset Street, Graaff-Reinet.
Morning tea, cake and poetry! More details here.
On Tuesday 20 September I will be reading with fellow Nine Arches poet Roy McFarlane at the Stratford-upon-Avon Poetry Festival. The Bearings and Beginnings event will take place at the Shakespeare Centre.
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.