Q1) What is your connection with Poetry&Words?
It’s one of those co-incidences that can happen on a planet like ours.
Q2) If you had to describe the Poetry&Words stage in just three words, what would they be?
Words, words, words.
Q3) How would you describe Glastonbury Festival to someone who’s never been there?
We’re drawn to the spectacle, but discover each other.
Q4) Can you name two other poets who you admire?
Q5) What kinds of things inspire you to write?
Men who neither bleed nor dream; arctic animals; scientific implements; anything that’s dirty perfect.
Q6) Where is the most unusual place you’ve performed your work?
Moran’s Builders Merchants in Kilburn.
Q7) What are you working on at the moment?
Q8) What’s the closest rhyme for ‘orange’ you can find?
Q9) Can we have a poem please?
The Song of Festival’s End
The dark hand on the clock is hitting midnight
There’s a raven got away with someone’s eye
The bells should all be tolling
But you know the bells got stolen
Along with all the things we brought to life
The place where we’ve been staying is well, noisy
There are craters where we used to park the car
And recently explosions have caused some slight erosion
But happily there’s lager in the bar
It seems to me the stage is set for carnage
And the kind of wounds that never ever heal
And though it might much less frightening if we took away the lightning.
All of us here gathered agree that’s it’s ideal
Q10) Where can we find out more about your work?
When you do, please let me know.