Poems from The Afterlife
I published The Afterlife with Worple Press in September 2019.
You can read extracts from The Afterlife here.
You can listen to Poem of Leaves here.
You can listen to Sitting With Your Body here.
You can listen to The Last Time I Saw Mary here.
You can listen to Teaching Writing Theory here.
With thanks to Malcolm Doney and Martin Wroe from the Lifelines project.
Poems from Riddance
You can read a selection of poems from Riddance here:
Borderline was published at And Other Poems
Helping My Son With His GCSE Poetry Homework was published at Ink Sweat & Tears
Riddance is published on Simon Parke’s blog here
A selection of poems from Riddance is on the Peony Moon blog, which you can find here
Sonia Caporossi has made an Italian translation of The Clothes I Bought During Cancer, which can be found on the Critica Impura blog here
An excerpt from Prayer has been used as part of the University of Exeter’s Green Futures project. It is part of the Protecting Life on Earth video which you can watch here
On Twitter is published at Ink Sweat & Tears
Teaching Writing Theory and Poem Beginning With a Line by John Ash are published at And Other Poems
Poem is published at Rebecca Goss’ Heart Poems for Children’s Heart Week
Hymn of Rain is published at Ink Sweat & Tears
The Gift of Tongues and Against Wow Words are published at Nutshells and Nuggets
S is published at Antiphon Poetry Issue Twelve
Writing Research Across Borders (2014): Poster Sessions is published at Hinterland
The Four of Us is published at London New Grip Poetry
Some More Strategies for the End of the World is published at The Stare’s Nest
Sunlight is published at The Stare’s Nest
Poem Beginning With a Line by Eve Merriam and In Oregon are published at And Other Poems
Blue Morning is published at The Clearing in Four Ways of Looking at the Coast
To Spring is published at Sarah James’s blog, as part of With You in Mind, an online anthology of poems in support of Mental Health Awareness Week
Everything I Know of What I Want to Say is published on Simon Parke’s blog
Hey, great blog post! is published at Poetry Spotlight
Slow Weather is published at London Grip
Suit is published on Simon Parke’s blog
Trying Not to Think of Seamus Heaney is published at Aerodrome
In Late Rainy Season is published at Riptide (Climate Matters)
Lone Wolf is published at The Friday Poem
The White Horse is published at Atrium
Now and Not Yet and Found: Rain are published at London Grip
Like Rain is published at Moist Poetry Journal
Unfinished Business and On the Nature of Daylight are published at Stride
Toast is published at The Interpreter’s House
My poems have appeared in the following anthologies:
Hard Lines 3: New Poetry and Prose, Faber, 1987, edited by Ian Dury, Tom Paulin and Fanny Dubes
New Christian Poetry, Collins, 1990, edited by Alwyn Marriage
Greek Gifts, Smith/Doorstop, 1992, edited by Duncan Curry and Janet Fisher
Eating Your Cake…and Having It, Fatchance Press, 1997, edited by Ann Gray
The New Exeter Book of Riddles, Enitharmon Press, 1999, edited by Kevin Crossley-Holland and Lawrence Sail
Out of Order: between-age poems, Evans Brothers, 2002, edited by Andrew Fusek-Peters
Contemporary Poetry: Poets and Poetry since 1990, Cambridge University Press, 2009, edited by Ian Brinton
Rhyme and Design, Peninsula Cancer Network, 2010, edited by Harry Guest and Peter and Alice Oswald
Newspaper Taxis: Poetry After The Beatles, Seren, 2013, edited by Phil Bowen, Damian Furniss and David Woolley
Map: Poems After William Smith’s Geological Map of 1815, Worple Press, 2015, edited by Michael McKimm
Hands and Wings: Poems for Freedom from Torture, White Rat Press, 2015, edited by Dorothy McCarthy
The Tree Line, Worple Press, 2017, edited by Michael McKimm
One for the Road, Smith/Doorstop, 2017, edited by Helen Mort and Stuart Maconie
Metamorphic: 21st Century Poets respond to Ovid, Recent Work Press, 2017, edited by Nessa O’Mahony and Paul Munden
Places of Poetry: Mapping the Nation in Verse, Oneworld Publications, 2020, edited by Andrew McRae and Paul Farley
Seeds of Hope: More thoughts and reflections from Amos Trust, Amos Trust, 2020, edited by Harvey Jessop and Chris Rose