RIP Lee Harwood. One of my favourite poets and such a nice bloke.
Good to launch the anthology of the writers I worked with at All Saints Academy in Cheltenham, recently, following my residency there with Cheltenham Festivals First Story. A poem from the book. ‘Tiny Bird’ is published on the First Story website here.
A poem – ‘Rock Cross’ from Frank Freeman’s Dancing School. Thanks to Tania Field and Christy Hanna.
I’m looking forward to reading in Manchester on Thursday 2nd July. I’ll be launching the new KFS edition of Frank Freeman’s Dancing School and the Selected Poems ebook with Lucy Burnett. Lucy will be launching Through the Weather Glass (KFS).
This arrived recently – Lifesaving Poems, edited by Anthony Wilson. A fabulous anthology, from Bloodaxe. It’s great to have a poem in there – ‘Boggle Hole’ from Frank Freeman’s Dancing School.
Great to have Frank Freeman’s Dancing School back in print – a revised edition, launched today. Thanks to Alec Newman at Knives Forks and Spoons Press. Available from KFS here. The winner of an Arts Council England Writer’s Award, Frank Freeman’s Dancing School includes poems from the pamphlet Emergency Rations. Click here for review quotations and commendations.
Congratulations to the winners: Basil du Toit, Paul Stephenson, David Tait and Luke Samuel Yates. Details here.