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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
website Acumen’s February 2023: two new poems in
PN Review January 2023: a new poem,
Painting You, in Acumen 105 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
in her exhibition Melissa Rubin 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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