Influences: Martin Wilson

One of the biggest influences on my life, let alone my writing, is Martin Wilson. I should know; he’s my … More

Lifesaving Poems: Yorifumi Yaguchi’s Praying Mantis

Readers who have followed my Lifesaving Poems series will know by now that there isn’t and wasn’t a plan about … More

The art of Jörn Cann

This is Jörn Cann. He was my ward doctor at the haematology unit where I was treated for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma … More

Lifesaving Poems:Elizabeth Bishop’s ‘Poem’

  The funniest thing you will ever read about Elizabeth Bishop (or teaching, or anything else) is Mark Halliday‘s essay Moose … More