MA in Creative Writing at Bath Spa University. Poems have appeared in Poetry Review, The Echo Room, New Walk, Obssesed with Pipework, and as 'showcase' in Magma. Now lectures p/t at Bath Spa Uni, and runs workshops in Bournemouth.
Go Tell It to the Birds 'When you say paranoid -- what do you mean? Exactly?' He picks up a biro to make notes. Tell him. Tell about night-time marches into the concrete. Tell about the weeping woman on the train and her reflection in the big, rectangle windows. Tell about covering mirrors in net curtain. Tell about obsessions with numbers. Tell about the music. Tell about the numbers and music. Tell. Tell him you will shine such a light. Tell him about the palimpsest star: the movie; the mini-series; the soap opera; the adverts. Tell about the spotlight, the snare, the trip, splash, trip, splash, trip, splash. Tell him. Tell about insight, loss of outline, blackout. Tell him this is not you. Tell about the foot going down wrong, the walking, tell about the walking and the foot going down wrong. Getting stared at in the street. 'What I mean,' he says, 'is if you see a red ball rolling towards you, down the street say, do you think it's meant for you?'
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