A Lyrical Oasis: Press Release

Originally released in April 1997, A Lyrical Oasis is one of the best examples of a collection specifically written as a (near) sequential poetry book, owing much to the art and music that then inspired me during its creation (David Bomberg, Cocteau Twins, Peter Kingsbery etc). Writing commenced in the starving poet’s garret in Newport, […]

A Lyrical Oasis 20

April 1997 saw the release of my first book A Lyrical Oasis. Self published and with little promo, it sank without trace. Nonetheless, it will always be my first baby even if it was still born and remains pretty much a ghost in terms of release and sales. In 2009 I tried again with an […]

First Light 20

Happy 20th birthday, First Light. Never a commercial release this was a four poem sampler intended to attract publishers to its parent book, A Lyrical Oasis which was being written at the time. Suffice to say not much happened and I’ve been self publishing ever since. Time flies! The cover image for this and Lyrical is […]