On 31 July 2013, I'll be back at one of my favourite venues to read and perform my writing, "42" at Drummond's, Worcester. More information here. £3 tickets on the door.
I'll be reading my narrative poem "The Daughter of Wentwood" there (which I last read at Mouth and Music in Kidderminster earlier this month), a poem which really means a lot to me. It's a piece that has been described as a departure for me, as it feels more like folklore than the usual dark poetry I write, and is partly set in a place where I used to go a lot when I was a child.
My Dad would drive us up into the forest, and it was always interesting to wander off through the trees. Amongst the quiet trees, it was almost as if something natural was waiting, waiting, waiting to come out. In my poem, it wonderfully did.
I look forward to presenting it to a new audience.
Image of Wentwood viewed from Gray Hill [image source]