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Publication Details


Issue 49 Twentieth Century
Issue 54 Afterwards
Issue 59 Viking funeral
Issue 64 The Wrong Room

Creative Works Annual 2010 Hush hush

Issue 43 Apt Pupil
Issue 44 Codicil
Issue 45 Sea bed
Issue 47 There
Issue 48 Two girls aged nine and ten

Issue 3 Small dreams of a doormat
Issue 5 Misadventure

Issue 19 In deep

Best of Manchester Poets (Puppywolf, 2010)
Winfield Ruled

Forthcoming issue: All that remains

Brittle Star
Issue 28 Exceedingly good cakes
             For what we are about to receive

Issue 143 Scarface
               Faith in our times
               Self portrait with

Get Me Out of Here (Grey Hen 2011)
Thank you for thinking of us
Nice work
Far side

Jan 2008 Code

nth position
Issue 66, Winter 2016 Dusty Answer

Issue 133 To be or not to be
               War Poem
Issue 141 Praha
Issue 147 Care of the Elderly
               Pest Control

Obsessed with Pipework
Issue 53 I am a solder
             News at ten

Summer 2005 Sleepless
Summer 2006 Mandibles in the conservatory
                     It’s not what we sent you to college for

Pennine Platform
Issue 54 Gone
Issue 55 Prescription
Issue 56 Waltz
Issue 57 About slithering
             Thank you for thinking of us
             Far side
Issue 58 Mooning
             Bad move
             One last thing
Issue 59 Pausing on SEND
Issue 60 Thank you
             As if
Issue 64 The small print
Issue 66 The glass ship

Poetry London
Issue 64 Attitude

Poetry Monthly
Issue 118 Picasso's child

Raw Edge
Issue 17 J'accuse
Issue 21 On the map
Issue 23 Where I come from
             Full English

Issue 184 Pueblo blanco

Issue 59 Valentine
Issue 63 Cuckoo

Swarm (Wellhouse Publications 2008)
The deep

The North
Issue 40 SFX
Issue 42 Tableau
             The Half-Mile-High Club

The Rialto
Issue 60 Lost
             Virgin territory
Issue 66 Wheeee

Yorkshire Post (27th May 2011)
Personal Effects


» 2012 Lightship Poetry Prize
» The Bridport Prize 2011 highly commended
» The Elmet Prize 2011 first prize
» LIPPfest Competition 2011 First Prize
» Winner, Northern Exposure Poetry Competition 2006
» Orbis 134 Readers' Vote 2nd prize
» Shrewsbury Literary Festival 2003: 3rd prize
» The Wells Poetry Competition 2002: runner-up
» Aesthetica Competition 2009: Finalist
» Nottingham Open Poetry Competition 2008: Commended
» Raise Your Banners Political Poetry 2009: 4th & 5th places
» Salopian Poets Competition 2009: Commended
» Winner, The Poetry Business Pamphlet Competition 2008
» Huddersfield Literature Festival 2009 second prize
» Yorkshire Open Poetry Competition 2010 first prize
» Torriano Competition 2011 first prize