“ Can poetry ever come from a comfortable place?
Doesn’t there need to be a knife-edge under the toes?”
– Imtiaz Dharker
My poems have been published in: South, Scintilla, Artemis, Ariadne’s Thread, The Broadsheet, Aesthetica, Green Spirit, as well as a number of anthologies, including: Shoots, (University of Bath Spa 2010), Confluence (Leaf Books), The Book of Love and Loss (eds. RV Bailey and June Hall, Belgrave Press), Moor Poets (Moor Poets, Issues 3 and 4), Play (Paper Dart Press), Planet in Peril: An Anthology for our time, (Fly on the Wall Poetry Press) Places of Poetry: Mapping the Nation in Verse (Eds. Paul Farley, Andrew McRae, Simon and Schuster, 2020), Oneworld Publications, 2020, and four poems have recently been accepted for inclusion in Canary: A Literary Journal of the Environmental Crisis (Hip Pocket Press).
In addition, poems have been published in a number of competition anthologies (Commended / Highly Commended), including The Virginia Warbey Poetry Prize 2010, The Plough Poetry Competition 2010, Torbay Poetry Competition 2010,The Writers Bureau Ltd 2010 Poetry Competition, Resurgence Poetry Competition 2015, Guernsey Poetry Competition 2018 and 1st and 2nd prizes respectively in the Teignmouth Poetry Competition, 2017 and 2018.
READ SOME OF MY POEMS
Poems published online:
Voices Poetry: https://voices.poetry.blog/
Places Of Poetry: www.placesofpoetry.org.uk
International Times: www.internationaltimes.it
My first collection, Open After Dark, was published in 2017 (Oversteps).
For more details, and to purchase a copy, visit www.overstepsbooks.com.