April 2023: highly commended in the Gregory O’Donoghue International Poetry Competition
March 2023: long-listed in the National Poetry Competition 2022; guest poet on Acumen’s website
February 2023: two new poems in PN Review
January 2023: a new poem, Painting You, in Acumen 105
December 2022: five new poems in The Galway Review
October 2022: two new poems in The London Magazine; a new poem, Star Pasture, Spectator magazine 22nd October
September 2022: three new poems in The High Window
July 2022: a new poem, How It Was and Is, Spectator magazine
June 2022: highly commended in the Frosted Fire Poetry Pamphlet Competition; two poems in Wildfire Words
June 2022: two new poems in The London Magazine
April 2022: two poems in the new edition of Shearsman
March/April 2022: two paintings in the Oxford Art Society members’ exhibition at St John’s College
March 2022: judge of the Charm Poetry Competition
December 2021: my new poem Heroes appears in issue 27 of Artemispoetry
November 2021: a poem Too much holiday reading, Spectator magazine
September 2021: my new poem Small Talk appears in this month’s Acumen (101)
July 2021: my new poem Spaghetti Junction appears in this month’s edition of Snakeskin
May 2021: a new poem, You, Spectator, 9th May
March 2021: long-listed in the National Poetry Competition
March 2021: I’m exhibiting two paintings in the Oxford Art Society Members’ Exhibition online
January 2021: a new poem, Sepsis, 2020, Spectator, 16th January
October 2020: some of my poems featured in the international encaustic artists’ magazine.
October 2020: exhibiting two paintings in Oxford Art Society’s open exhibition – online – from October 3rd.
June 2020: a poem selected for the forthcoming Ver Poets Prize anthology for 2020.
April 2020: a new poem, Organic Poet, in the Spectator magazine’s 10,000th issue.
March 2020: delighted to have a poem longlisted out of 16,000 poems in the National Poetry Competition (UK).
Recently published poems: December 2019: Winter Trek, Spectator magazine. September 2019: Our District, The Frogmore Papers.
Autumn 2019: exhibition of Recent Portraits at Tess Harris’s gallery, High Street, Wheatley, Oxford, UK.
September 2019: several poems featured in a collaboration with American mixed media artist Melissa Rubin in her exhibition Night Visions at the Atlantic Gallery, 547 West 27th Street, New York (3rd -21st September 2019).
August 2019: Frogmore Poetry Prize: First Prize awarded to my poem Our District. Adjudicator John O’Donoghue commented: ‘I have read the poem over and over and find new depths and meaning in it every time. There was no poem quite like ‘Our District’ in the great sheaf of poems I read.’
August 2019: an exhibition of smaller paintings at Stanton St John, Oxford, UK.

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