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Bristol , United Kingdom
I'm co-director of the Leaping Word Poetry Consultancy, which provides advice for poets on writing, editing and publishing, as well as qualified counselling support for those exploring personal issues in their work - https://theleapingword.com. My fifth poetry collection, Learning Finity, is now available from Indigo Dreams or directly from me.

Sunday 3 January 2016

Salt on the Wind : Poetry in response to Ruth Stone

I've been so busy moving house, I haven't had the chance to post about this book, an anthology of poems written in response to the startling, funny, fierce work of the late American poet Ruth Stone, whose centenary was in 2015.  

The collection has been put together by North Somerset-based poets and poetry film makers, Chaucer Cameron and Helen Dewbury, and includes a foreword by Ruth's granddaughter, Bianca Stone.  I'm honoured that three of my poems are included among the thoughtful and thought-provoking contributions collected here.

'Salt on the Wind' is available to buy from Elephant's Footprint, or from any of the following readings that have been
 planned for the coming months, as follows:

Tuesday 26th January     Berkeley Square Club, Bristol                    8.30pm

Friday 5th February         Can Openers, Steam Cafe Bar, Bristol      Noon 

Thursday 12th May           Cheltenham Poetry Festival

Sunday 24th July              Buzzwords, Cheltenham                             8pm

Thursday 25th August      Words and Ears, Bradford on Avon        7.30pm

Thursday 6th October      Swindon Poetry Festival


  1. The Bristol reading - is that mid-day or midnight?