Books & ‘zines


“A chapbook is a small collection of poetry, generally no more than 40 pages, that often centers on a specific theme, such as exotic foods or wild animals or Justin Bieber.”
– Writers’ Digest.

Sorry, no exotic foods or Justin Bieber here (but keep an eye out for some wild animals).

Blueprints for A Minefield

Fair Acre Press, 2016

“full of standout poems – sometimes heartbreaking, often funny…” “astonishing originality” Read full reviews & extracts / order a copy

Love Bites

Dancing Girl Press, forthcoming autumn 2018


Several of my poems and poem-pictures appear in these anthologies.

‘The Fish Without a Bicycle’
in Anja Konig and Liane Strauss (eds). Some Cannot Be Caught: The Emma Press Book of Beasts.
The Emma Press, 2018


in Maggie Smith (ed). The Best New British and Irish Poets.
Eyewear, 2018


‘Unexpected Items’ & ‘Before the Birds Took Off’
in Nadia Kingsley (ed). Diversifly: Poetry and Art on Britain’s Urban Birds. Fair Acre Press, 2018


‘The Noonday Devil’ (poem)
in Rachel Piercey & Emma Wright (eds). The Emma Press Anthology of Love. The Emma Press, 2018


‘Dancing With Life’
in Allie Esiri (ed). A Poem for Every Day of the Year. 
Macmillan, 2017


‘CCC’, ‘Death and Sex’, ‘I Hate and Love’ & ‘Shades of Canus and Schistaceus’ (poem-pictures)
in Kirsten Irving & Jon Stone &  (eds).
Bad Kid Catallus. Sidekick Books, 2017


‘I Don’t Know, Frank’, ‘In My Dreams’ & ‘This Is for You’ (poem-pictures)
in Kirsten Irving & Jon Stone (eds).
Aquanauts. Sidekick Books, 2017


‘Things Behind the Barn’
in Kate Garrett & Robert de Born (eds). Troubadour. 
Picaroon Poetry, 2017


‘Violent Vision’ & ‘Weather Warning’
in Michaela Morgan (ed). Wonderland: Alice in Poetry. Macmillan, 2016


‘Rebel / Cause’
in Live Canon International Poetry Prize Anthology 2016. Live Canon, London, 2016


‘What Are You Doing?’ (poem-picture)
in Chrissy Williams & Tom Humberstone (eds). Over The Line: An Introduction To Poetry Comics.
Sidekick Books, London, 2015


‘Look At Me Leonard’
in Jack Locke (ed). Leonard Cohen You’re Our Man: 75 poets reflect on the poetry of Leonard Cohen.
Foundation for Public Poetry, Montreal, 2009


Poems in journals & ‘zines

2017 No Getting Away From It’, 25 Apr 2017
Hotel Amerika (USA): ‘The Wet Season’ & ‘Dry Bones’ in Volume 15, Winter 2017 ‘Distance’ & ‘Mutation’, 20 & 21 Oct 2017
Under the Radar: ‘Ginger’ & ‘Harbour Lights’ in Issue 19, Summer 2017

The Interpreter’s House: ‘I Always Meant to Ask’ & ‘All Too Human’ in Issue 61, Spring 2016
Magma: ‘The Company Surrealist’ in Issue 66, Winter 2016
Magma: ‘Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackboard’ in Issue 64, Spring 2016
New Boots & Pantisocracies: ‘Trixie Might: No More Baristas’, 27 Oct 2016
Picaroon Poetry: ‘Sleeping with a Bearded Man’ in Issue 5, Nov 2016

Butcher’s Dog: ‘Just Testing’ in Issue 6, Oct 2015
Poetry London: ‘To Be Beautiful’ in Issue 81, Summer 2015
Poetry Daily (USA): ‘To Be Beautiful’, 12 Jun 2015

Antiphon: ‘Directions and Instructions and the General Principles Governing All Talking Machines’ in Issue 10, Winter 2014
Ink Sweat & Tears: ‘Just a Mountain’, 6 Feb 2014
Smoke: ‘Habit-Forming Creatures’ in Issue 61, Apr 2014

Ambit: ‘The Noonday Devil’ & ‘Since They Did Away with Sundays’ in Issue 212, Spring 2013
The Found Poetry Review (USA): ‘This Is for You’ in Volume 6, 2013
Hobo Pancakes (USA): ‘I Can’t Get No… Oh No No No’, Dec 2013
Obsessed With Pipework: ‘The Day of Small Things’, ‘His Own North’ & ‘Interference’ in Issue 61, Jan 2013
Turbulence: ‘Doris Nights’ & ‘Squint’ in Issue 15, Dec 2013

Monkey Kettle: ‘A Bar Walks into a Horse’ & ‘Evolution and the Birth of Conscience’ in Issue 37, Jun 2012
Under The Radar: ‘The Illegal Practice of Taxonomy’ in Issue 10, Nov 2012

The Delinquent: ‘50 Ways (# 4)’, ‘Charles Is Late Again’, ‘The Man I Love’ & ‘Swallowing’ in Issue 15, Aug 2011

Succour: ‘How to Keep Cool 1’, ‘How to Keep Cool 2’ & ‘Weather Warning’ in Autumn/Winter 2009/10