Tuesday 31 July 2012


Johnny Marsh, The Art Workers' Guild

The launch of Ovid's Echo, at the Art Workers' Guild, was great fun.  I caught up with lots of old friends, made a couple of new ones and read from my papery bairn, while Rebecca and Jo kindly took photographs:

I don't have any pictures of Janet El-Rayess reading from Summer Visitors, but Jo and Rebecca took some of me with Barbara Hardy, poet, novelist, academic, memoirist and poetry god-mother:

and Matt McKenzie, the power and brains behind the Paekakariki machine:

At some point in the evening, Johnny nipped outside to draw the Guild from Queen Square.  You can see his miniature at the top of the page.

Summer Visitors, Ovid's Echo and other Paekakariki editions are available either direct from the Press or from Waterstones. 

Monday 30 July 2012

Poetry Wales

One for the forebears: my poem 'Fading House' appears in the current issue of Poetry Wales.  It's another excellent magazine and I'm overjoyed to be in it.

Friday 6 July 2012


In the evening of 18th July, Janet El-Rayess and I will be launching our pamphlets at the Art Workers' Guild, Bloomsbury, WC1N 3AT.  Please join us if you can.