Little Piece of Harm

My latest collection of poems is available from Longbarrow Press.  Little Piece of Harm is a narrative sequence that focuses on 24 hours in the life of a city that has been shut down in the aftermath of a shooting. As this act of violence ramifies outwards, the sequence explores the geographical reach of Sheffield…

Posted on 28th March 2021 in Publications


This hardback collection is still available to buy from Longbarrow Press. The book was the accumulation of ten year’s of work, taking in long poems and sequences about working as a prison writer-in-residence, Pre-Reformation Wall Art and its destruction, writers and writing, family ties and parenthood.  The book also features work drawn from collaborative projects with…

Posted on 14th June 2015 in Publications

The Footing

My sonnet sequence ‘Death and the Gallant’ features alongside a range of other walking-driven poems in The Footing (Longbarrow Press, 2013).  You can find out more about the anthology here, including accessing easy ways to pay for a book that has been labelled, from one reviewer: ‘the best anthology of new work I’ve read in…

Posted on 12th May 2014 in Publications

Jigs and Reels

Jigs and Reels came out in May 2013: a chapbook published by Shoestring Press.  The central sequence envisages the poems almost as ‘folk’ songs combined into ‘sets’: two poems spliced together to create thematic couplings on the page.  The pieces explore issues of family, fatherhood, mortality, and another folk ‘standard’ – the impact of war. The first…

Posted on 22nd July 2013 in Publications

At the End of the Road, a River

Click here to view the full project The River Don begins in the Pennines on the gritstone moors above Penistone, and ends its seventy mile progress easing through the wide flat-lands of Humberside, joining the River Ouse at Goole. The section of the river that interests me, that I have sought to depict in this…

Posted on 5th March 2012 in Publications

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