Events – BurnedThumb


Launch of The Well of the Moon

  We have lift off! After last week’s lovely readings at St Mungo’s Mirrorball, Ellen McAteer, William Bonar and I are launching our new books from Red Squirrel Press, online, on Tuesday 22nd June, at 7 pm. Please book a (free) ticket via Eventbrite. I’m sorry there will be no wine or squirrel cookies, but it…
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June 17, 2021 0

The Well of the Moon

I will be reading from The Well of the Moon at the on-line St Mungo’s Mirrorball reading at 7pm on 3rd June. The headliner poet will be Vahni Capildeo, and also launchingwill be Red Squirrel Press poets Ellen McAteer (The Honesty Mirror) and William Bonar (The Stuff of the Earth), whose books I had the…
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May 18, 2021 0

Short Hiatus

Owing to the recent death of my mother, there will be no newsletter in October, and no new posts until the 23rd November. Love and peace to you all!

October 26, 2020 0

InterlitQ Poetry

Not one, but three poems have been published on InterlitQ in the last week. First a short sequence about family myths. The title came from a apicture by the artist Danielle Barlow, and was used with her permission. Then a light-hearted piece which someone aptly described as ‘a bit of earth porn’ and…
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October 12, 2020 0

Latest InterlitQ Article

September 29, 2020 0

New InterlitQ article

Here is the link to mine, but while you’re there, you might also like this, from Pippa Little:

August 31, 2020 0

Poets’ Directory

I’d like to introduce the excellent resource built by Colin Bancroft. It includes a directory of poets, publishers and submission opportunities, as well as a weekly spotlight on poets who are writing now. It is well worth a browse to get to know poets you might not have heard so much about (yet). And this…
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August 5, 2020 0

New article on InterlitQ

here it is. About the fallout from lockdown, and learning respect for emotional responses. It’s Been Emotional, an article by Elizabeth Rimmer

July 24, 2020 0

Lockdown Poem on InterlitQ

A new poem has just gone live on the International Literary Quaterly blog. You can find it on the link below, though you should be warned, it’s a little outspoken.  

June 20, 2020 0

Write Out Loud

Neil Leadbeater very kindly asked to interview me for the Write Out Loud website, and you can see the result here: On the same site you can also find Neil’s review of Haggards I am very grateful to Neil for the fascinating questions, and for giving me this opportunity.

June 3, 2020 0