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Poem Of The North

Poem of the North

I’m proud to be contributing to the Poem of the North, a growing online artwork commissioned to celebrate the Northern Poetry Library’s 50th anniversary. The Poem of the North includes the work of fifty selected poets, each writing in a…

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His master’s voice: David Almond mythophone

Imagine this... It's the hottest day of the year. You are meandering through the hordes of sun-scorched drinkers, eyeing up their ice cold pints, when you spot it. Slap bang in the middle of the village green! A giant ear…

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Making Space To Create

Making space to create

Carving out space to create is not always easy. I journey from creative chaos to fresh beginnings and discover seven ways to make space for inspiration. Emerging from chaos Spring is a good time for new projects. But fresh shoots…

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Spring Picks From World Poetry Day

Spring picks from World Poetry Day

Last week, World Poetry Day heralded the beginning of spring here in the Northern hemisphere. People shared lines from their favourite poems and journalists penned poetry-related pieces. Here are five weird and wonderful World Poetry Day picks from around the…

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Recording An Audiobook: Lessons From The Studio

Recording an audiobook: lessons from the studio

Recording an audiobook version of my poetry collection Limehaven would be fun, I decided. After all, poetry is music. And rhythm and rhyme must be spoken before it can be heard. There’s real joy in reading aloud. All those deliciously…

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Win A Free Poetry Book From Living North

Win a free poetry book from Living North

WIN WIN WIN! Lifestyle magazine Living North is giving away five paperback copies of the brand new edition of Limehaven in their latest competition, run is association with publisher Cedarbird. The poetry book celebrates the bond between young and old,…

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Living North Features Q&A About New Audiobook

Living North features Q&A about new audiobook

Thanks to Living North for featuring an interview about the new audiobook edition of Limehaven in their 'People and Places' section. I enjoyed chatting to Ellie Scorah about writing and recording the book. You can read her Q&A here. You…

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Limehaven Now Available As An Audiobook

Limehaven now available as an audiobook

I'm thrilled to announce the worldwide release of the new audiobook edition of Limehaven, published by Cedarbird. Recorded by audio engineer and musician Sean Taylor, the audiobook includes the full collection of poems — plus one more! A second print…

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Longstanding Litmag Reviews Limehaven

Longstanding litmag reviews Limehaven

Poetry magazine Envoi is currently celebrating its 60th anniversary. Packed with poetry and reviews, the magazine showcases work by new and established writers. Issue 175 included generous coverage of Limehaven by reviewer Robin Houghton. Describing the poetry collection, Robin wrote:…

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Limehaven Poetry Book Reviewed In Brittle Star

Limehaven poetry book reviewed in Brittle Star

Thanks to poet Paul Blake for his comprehensive review of Limehaven (IRON Press) in the latest issue of literary magazine Brittle Star. Paul discussed several of the book's poems in depth and wrote that: "...the language is simple, there is…

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