Saturday 1st June saw the birth of this new poet with the publication of my poem Life in the final issue of Poetrix. It was a thrill to see my first published poem in print and have the opportunity to read it aloud in front of poetrix peers and poetry … Read More


This time last year I made a vow – after discovering a tiny baby bird alive but flopped on our back deck with a bleeding cut on its back – that if Mrs Pigeon showed any sign of setting up house this year, I would wave her off sans hésitation. … Read More


                            A writer’s fear grows not in the fresh page but in the many pages; sensing the truth, the reveal, the commitment, the test, damned if abandoned judged if complete a soul on show a creed laid bare terrified by readers waiting agonised they might never meet dependent on … Read More


    “The more unique your perspective, the better your chances of success…”   skb     [Image: Night view – beneath the Eiffel Tower © Chris Bell]


January has proved a fantastic and fun writing month for me. I’ve absolutely loved participating in Month of Poetry organised by Kat (Katherine) Apel. Each poet, or aspiring poet, commits to writing a poem a day throughout January. The more conscientious, confident poets upload their poem/s a day for critiquing … Read More

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