A little trip to Waterstones, Tottenham Court Road, to sign some books

Radio 4 Extra – Long Time No See (again)

So lovely that Radio 4 are re-playing Long Time No See this week  РBook of the Week back in 2016, read by me and Colin Salmon


A few words from me on teaching through a pandemic

It wasn’t the nightmare we thought it would be, but it wasn’t great either!¬†

BBC Radio 3 The Verb – Adversaries! And a new poem…

I enjoyed talking ‘Adversaries’ in literature with Marlon James, Jo Moshenka and Jane Casey, and lovely host, Ian MacMillan on The Verb this week. There’s a new sonnet on this theme, towards the end


Ahead of Stanza Poetry Festival, an interview with Beth McDonough from DURA

The Costa Book Awards Ceremony highlights…

‘Frank, funny, vulnerable’…The Kids reviewed in the Sunday Times

A little online reading…

The Kids is back in stock

Pleased to say The Kids is back in stock in shops, through the Poetry Book Society and online at Bloodaxe books



The Kids wins the Costa Book of the Year

I still can’t believe my little book of sonnets has won the Costa Book of the Year. Here’s to all the kids!