Poetry

My poems have been published in various little magazines over the years. In 2012 I won the Wenlock Prize, and reached the shortlist for the Wells Festival Prize. In the past, I have won the BBC Wildlife Poet of the Year Award and the Poetry Life Prize.

I think I would happily see my non-fiction books go out of print if, in exchange, I could write one truly great poem that would stand the test of time. Greatness, though, is not really the point. Neither is publication. Truth is the point; truth and a sense of connection to something larger than myself; to the Source, if you like.

Most of these poems are taken from Kidland, my debut collection, which was published in 2011. You can read more about that on this page. Others are from my second collection, Songs from the Blue River, which will be out in 2017.

Vodadahue Mountain
stalker
Then we will go to Europe
Atlantic low
The Tower

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