Frequencies of Light is my first book of poems. Watch and listen to readings here.
‘This is a collection of poems that seem effortless but are technically skilful and a linguistic joy to read.’ The Lake
‘Who said journalists don’t have poetry in their souls? … (His) words will echo with anyone who has ever lost or missed a loved one’. The Press, York
A ‘very good book … with plenty to touch a chord with North East readers.’ The Journal, Newcastle
The book is on sale at Cogito Books, St Mary’s Chare, Hexham.
Alternatively, you can order a copy from my publisher, Lapwing.
from Driving into England
at Carter Bar
a last look back
down into Scotland
muted colours of hillocks
faded by retreating summer
mixing with yellows
endless plains of harvested land laid out against the horizon
somewhere near Edinburgh.
Ahead is England
a fell blackened by heather
and by the declining October sun
brilliant behind Northumbrian summits
where the wind blows you hollow
like a corpse caught on barbed wire;
the sight of a rolled hay bale represents
a relief from something oppressive…