Rubaiyat for the Martyrs of Two Wars

Published in April 2017 by Hercules Editions.  To hear me read this long poem, come to the Poetry Book Fair on 30 September, or the Aldeburgh Poetry Festival on 4 November.




A great launch for Downpour at the Rugby Tavern in Bloomsbury, on 16 September 2016.    Get in touch if you’re running a poetry series & would like me to read.


Here to tempt you are a couple of poems.


Why I Stole the Keys to the Tower of London


Previous work:

On the Saltmarsh

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Smokestack Books, 2012

The Boat on the Saltmarsh

Where the Bodies Are



The Announced

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Sylph Editions, 2009

St Mary Graces

The Announced

(as part of Ellipsis 1)

(out of print, but due to be reprinted 2016)


The Tide Table

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Slow Dancer Press, 1998

Variations on a Theme of Chardin

Sunday in Highgate



In Cathar Country

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with drawings by Garry Kennard

Editions La Serre, 1995



The Lover in Time of War


Scratch, 1994

out of print



The Identification of Species


Slow Dancer Press, 1991; second, enlarged edition 1992

out of print