Monday, 16 February 2015

Writers' HolidayWeekend

No cooking or washing up.Bliss!

Two days of writing,reading talking,walking and workshops,and wonderful weather.

Monday, 5 January 2015

New Year

A new year is like an empty sheet of paper.It waits for inspiration. Most people try to start the year with resolutions.
Some people succeed, but I usually don't.

The sun over the sea on a morning walk, but those walks have already disappeared, and we are only five days into a new year!

So, I shall make affirmations instead:to increase the readers of my blog, to do more readings from The Moth Box (Parthian) and The Wish Dog (Honno).

To learn to see the world from the perspective of a bird,like the fabulous heron I saw on a frosty January morning.

Friday, 14 November 2014


As you can see my blog has had a make-over!

It now looks very exciting now and is ready for me to update with my news. My re-brand was done by Cara Bendon Brand Consultancy I'm delighted with the result

The Wish Dog

Last week I was involved with a book launch for The Wish Dog ,a book of ghost stories recently published by Honno,in which I have a story . I also read from The Moth Box.

Friday, 4 July 2014

Dylan 100

The Dylan exhibition at the NLW is interesting, but so many recordings going at once means nothing is heard! (In the PeterBlake/Dylan in Cardiff they had headphones). Also, the poetry pub seems to demean the quality of literature, but I suppose it's a fun way to hear poetry, that is if you can hear it over the other recordings.

Getting there is difficult as there are about 6 sets of traffic lights on the Aberystwyth road-cars go through at 6 at a time, and there are long , long tailbacks. Still the roses outside are wonderful, and you can see the notebooks (on loan from University of Buffalo). Why didn't a Welsh University buy his notebooks when he was an aspiring poet and struggling financially? It seems we still only honour dead poets who can't defend the legacy we give them.

Friday, 20 June 2014


Although my poetry book, The Moth Box (Parthian) was published in October I had little time to promote it fully. Since then it has been featured in Author's Notes in The Western Mail, and I've done a few readings and book signings.

Now my day job has ended I have become a full time writer, and am busy promoting my book in bookshops with the offer of a reading or signing. I've contacted my publisher about an e-book, but they haven't made e-books of poetry - yet.

My book is also available on Amazon. Please leave a review when you've read it.

Of course, I always carry it with me so stop me and buy one.

Friday, 25 April 2014

A Busy Week

It has been a busy week : a Red Heron meeting to plan our Summer tour of events.
Red Heron,‎ is a poetry performance group I'm part of,
which was founded  two years' ago to promote our poetry. We have read at 
The Carmarthen Old Town Festival,The Kings Fest,Strata Florida and the Lampeter
Food Festival, and are available for bookings.
See our website for details:‎.

A friend's book launch in Cardigan,and a chance to see the new Parthian Books catalogue,
where The Moth Box has its own publicity page .