‘Trixie Might’ published in New Boots & Pantisocracies

new-bootsStoked to have work published on Andy Jackson and Bill Herbert’s website of poetic responses to the current political upheavals, New Boots and Pantisocracies (title inspired by the late Ian Dury’s album New Boots and Panties).

Here’s a link to the poem: Trixie Might: No More BaristasWith gratitude to Melissa Lee-Houghton whose excellent course, ‘Reinventing Dada for the Twenty-First Century,’ provided the inspiration.

‘Desert Dewdrop’ in Black Swan Arts Open exhibition

Delighted to have a painting ‘Desert Dewdrop’ (from the series Horses Laughing in the Face of Danger), selected for the Black Swan Arts Open exhibition in Frome, Somerset, which runs from Friday 21 October to Saturday 19 November 2016.

The curators/judging panel included artists Gavin Turk and Lawrence Nash, as well as Lucy MacDonald, Associate Director of Hauser & Wirth’s Somerset gallery and Suzanne Bisset, Director of Bruton Art Factory.

From the work I saw at last night’s launch and private view, it looks like a varied and interesting exhibition. The gallery was packed out for the launch, so I’ll return in a few days for a fuller exploration.

Exhibition dates and details here: www.blackswan.org.uk

 

New Macmillan children’s poetry anthology – Wonderland: Alice in Poetry

Michaela Morgan (ed). Wonderland: Alice in Poetry. Macmillan, 2016.
Michaela Morgan (ed). Wonderland: Alice in Poetry. Macmillan, 2016.

As a huge fan of Lewis Carroll I’m thrilled to have two poems included in Macmillan’s latest children’s poetry anthology, Wonderland: Alice in Poetry.

Edited by Michaela Morgan, the collection celebrates Carroll’s poems from the sublime to the surreal, including popular favourites such as Jabberwocky , The Walrus and the Carpenter and Tweedledum and Tweedledee.

In addition to these classics, the book “features many contemporary poems from a host of popular poets, including Roger McGough, John Agard, Grace Nichols, Rachel Rooney, Tony Mitton, Vivian French, Cheryl Moskowitz, Joseph Coehlo and Jan Dean, each one putting their own spin on these classic texts”. And me!