I used to submit poems to many journals in the late 90s and had quite a few poems published in various journals, both in print and online. Unfortunately most are now defunct which is the way of the world. After not submitting work for about 20 years, I've recently started submitting work again. I've also compiled my old work and some recent work into three collections of poetry. My most recent work I am busy submitting to poetry journals and other periodicals.

news

You can soon read my poem Olivetti in Amsterdam Quarterly online and at the end of the year in the printed journal.

You can read my poem 'meat' on Expanded Field Journal

poetry

books

England Fucking England is a mixture of surreal and absurdist experimental poems and satirical comic strips expressing  frustrations with what consciously cruel rightwing politicians have done to England. The poems are not didactic and not always obviously political, the subject having been approached obliquely. 

 

sample poem: this could be Xanadu

 

Purchase: England Fucking England

The Dead Centre Of The Universe And Other Places is a collection of poems that were written over the years but never really fitted into any other project. These poems have been centred around a series of poems written about the poet’s arrival in Leeuwarden. Places, memories and musings.

 

sample poem: old fart

 

Purchase: The Dead Centre Of The Universe

Muse is erotic poetry both from the speaker's point of view and from the perspective of an artist's muse. The poems are both experience and fictions but it is difficult to say where experience ends and fiction starts. The poems are celebratory, lusty, cynical and love weary, these poems are sexual relationships with daggers.

 

sample poem: Maggie

 

Purchase: Muse

audio poems                           

                           back to the wall

                           kakkerlakker   

                    

              three short poems    

                         the big idea

                         behind glass

                         nails