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.
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.
'O Philandrium' & 'Finsong' forthcoming in Magma 58.
Other work forthcoming in:
The New Statesman
Reading at Magma 58 launch, 7pm, Friday 7 March, LRB Bookshop, London.
Interview on LitNet, May 2013
The Tempest Prognosticator
A Fold in the Map:
The daffodils come tumbling
down the slope, yellow avalanche nudging
the windows of the Byre:
'Let us in! We've been firing poets up
since before you were even a bairn!'
They've Spring to burn, my father's favourites.
All of London's parks were splashed
with their bright tides as we raced past,
throats tight with fear and love and knowing
this was it, to catch our sudden flight.
Each flared and fluted nod a tiny semaphore
of this depleted decade's words, what-might-be-
said, the-here-no-mores. My echoing spring,
my mother's muted autumn in the south.
I tell her of St Andrews' daffodils.
That's nice – but she hasn't had bulbs in
since Cynthia sent the hyacinth, back then –
so dear, and they don't last.
There's yearning in the things we almost say;
it's off-hand, at a tangent, that she shares
the most. Last time at home, the sum of it:
Each day I miss your father more.
StAnza, St Andrews, March 2012
Originally published in Dream Catcher 26.