Cheshire Poet Laureate 2007. I’m a poet, narrowboater and professional archaeologist. Lively, innovative, willing to make a fool of myself in public. Living on my boat Cariad, based around Macclesfield but with forays out and around Cheshire and the Midlands.
Poetry, Performance Poetry.
Publications & Performance History
Published in journals including Envoi, Raw Edge, Iota. Anthologised in Voiceprints (Flarestack). Short collection, the Shipwright’s Love Song (Bookcraft). Websites including Entheos. Performances at festivals including Cheltenham, Ledbury Poetry Festival, Swindon Festival of Literature and others. Planning a performance with all five Cheshire laureates so far, for autumn 2007. I believe that poetry readings should be more than just a person with a book, but less than Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.
Workshop & Reading Experience
Oodles of both, including workshops on water (often in narrowboats, I have access to a good boat in Macclesfield); currently planning sessions on Sense and Sensuality, Myth and Legend, Black and White (in the architectural sense).
Cathy Grindrod, Poet Laureate for Derbyshire. Anne Sherman, Cheshire County Council Reader/Writer Development Officer.
Group size preference
Up to 16
Group age preference
Area prepared to travel
Chesire, Manchester and Macclesfield
Have a look at my website for a better sense of what I do, what I look like and what I�m up to.