launch & signings
Wrap up warm for
the launch of IGLOO
on Saturday 19 November
any time between 2 and 4 pm
at the Children’s Bookshop
Lindley, HD3 3JF
for igloo cake & tea and
a reading with questions at 3 pm.
Please let me know if you're coming.
Other places IGLOO and I will be if you can’t come to Lindley are below.
It’d be great if you could just come and create some interest!
1. Sat 26th November, 12 – 2pm
at Waterstones, Huddersfield
2. And for rest of Sat 26th and Sun 27th
at Page Bookshop, Brighouse, as part of
Brighouse Christmas Fair.
3. Sat 3 December, 10.30 am – 2.30 pm at the Winter Fayre,
Crossley Heath School
Halifax, HX3 OHG
Here's my poem which was runner up at the RS Thomas poetry festival, 2022:
In response to Countering, RS Thomas
Calling Time on Love
Now the clock has put a full
Stop on your sentence, I am
Deaf to poetry. A castaway,
No hand takes mine. I
Heave at the hour hand, to counter-
turn it fifty years but it is stuck
at the point of your departing.
It’s I must change time: face
Forward, count the dead hours
Without you; the shipwreck
I am, the proof love has
No end on this isle, even now
You’re in so distant a land, I can
No longer read your face.