• Books:
  • Blood Horses,
  • Beneath The Ice,
  • Snakeskin Stilettos,
  • The Horse's Nest,
  • Miracle Fruit,
  • Selected Poems,
  • The Goose Tree

About Me

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Poet, creative writing facilitator, editor. Experienced mentor for those working towards a first collection. My publishers are Lagan Press, Belfast and Liberties Press, Dublin, who published my Selected Poems in 2012, The Goose Tree in June 2014. Blood Horses was published in 2018 from Caesura Press and a new collection, Carnivorous is forthcoming from Doire Press Spring 2019

Friday, 22 May 2015


Very pleased that the exhibition of Dis-Ease is part of the Belfast Book Festival. The result of my collaboration with photographic artist Victoria J Dean, the exhibition consists of a series of images combined with poems or extracts from poems. It opens on Monday 8th June at 7.45 - everyone welcome.


I’d take you back into myself,

every cell, each chromosome.


I’d have you back, before birth,

before conception, all


your future still ahead. I’d hold

you as an imagined thing, safe.