As well as painting, I have always enjoyed writing poetry and prose. I was once editor of Neon Highway Poetry Magazine
from 2002 – 2010
As well as publishing many poets, I organised themed poetry readings with local and guest poets throughout the city funded by the Arts Council. Guests have included Allen Fisher at the Walker Art Gallery, Steve Sneyd at the Planetarium, Bill Griffiths in the Hornby Room at Central Library, Geraldine Monk at 33-45 Club, Women’s Poetry at the Bluecoat Arts Centre and many more.
Zines – My poems have been published in journals; Peggy’s blue Skylight, Stride, Pages, Smoke, Fire, The Journal, The People’s Poet and The Marymark Press.
Two of my poetry collections; Men Hate Blondes and Maxine have been published by Bluechrome and Original Plus.
Studying and being involved with poetry at Edge Hill College, I became a member of the Edgehill Poetry and Poetics Research Group run by Professor Robert Sheppard.
Cd’s and sound projects – ‘Clubbing’
‘Men Hate Blondes’
‘Poems from Maxine’
‘Walk the Sacred Way’
Edge Hill College PPRG,‘Points of Reference’.
I have read my poetry in public with PPRG Edge Hill, Literature North West, Neon Highway and Give Poetry a Chance.
I am currently preparing and editing my latest collection of experimental poems, written in 2002, ‘A Week in Prague’.
List of Publications
Give Poetry a Chance
World in Lockdown
Poetry People’s Poem
Men Hate Blondes
Listening to the birth of Crystals.
(Links to Sound Projects)