Poem A Week #5: Nightswimming (after R.E.M.)

Poem A Week #5 is about the dislocation I felt when moving house from Birmingham to Cardiff, and what I did to remedy that. It’s about ancestral memory, and the sea’s power to make a new place feel old.

‘Nightswimming’ was shortlisted for the Bare Fiction Poetry Prize.


Poem A Week #2: Future Nan

Poem A Week #2 is here. This one’s about generational bigotry, formatting errors, and amateur musical theatre. Yay! And it’s sort of set in THE FUTURE. Can we teach old dogs new tricks? Or encourage old dogs to be nicer to other, different, dogs? I like to think so.