The Art of Reading

I did a reading last night at Read to Write in South Yorkshire via Zoom and one of the audience, Richard Schramm, drew a picture of me. I do love a drawing over photos, it catches the energy of the reading. I know Zoom events can be hard going but for me, as a disabled…

Ted Hughes Poetry Festival 2015

This summer I will be reading at the Ted Hughes Poetry Festival (3rd-5th July, 2015). I will be  reading on the Saturday (4th July) with Lindsey Holland and Cathy Galvin at Mexborough Business Centre, Conference Room. This is a free event and the whole festival reclaims Ted Hughes as a South Yorkshire poet.

Circus Time: LIPPFest Beckons!

As the Carnival Tour comes to an end, Ian Parks and I strike out with our menagerie, smoke and mirrors, big top voices and a crowd in our wake. Over the coming months we will be reading in Lancashire, Yorkshire and London. Rather than bamboozle you with dates, I’ll give you a gentle nudge, then…

Carnival Tour: Stopping Off On The Final Leg

Several weeks have passed since I struck out on the Carnival Tour to promote Ghosts of a Low Moon (available here or at the Lapwing Store) now I am on the final few stops, with weary legs and a happy heart, due in part to the kindness and time I have received on other blogs…

LIPPFest: Ian Parks & Andrew Oldham, Leeds 6th June

THE LAPWING READING . Two poets published through the legendary LAPWING PRESS of Belfast read alongside four of the region’s hottest new talents. The Lapwing reading is one of a series of events building up to the Festival. Keep an ear to the ground and visit our website for more information. IAN PARKS was one…