Wonderful immersive poems on the Somerset Levels and surrounds from Somerset Libraries for the virtual Bridgwater Quayside Festival, includes contributions from the Wells Fountain Poets Ama Bolton, Rachael Clyne, Andrew Henon and me. See below for the text poems to accompany my video readings.

2019’s Tears in the Fence poetry Festival had Transitions as its theme.  Held in the wonderful Stourpaine Village Hall, with meals at the White Horse, as well as our community of poets ploughmans lunch, the event was a feast of extraordinary poetry, ideas and connections.

My column in Tears in the Fence, Electric Blue, explores developments in Art and Poetry from a Fine Art perspective.



Very proud to have been in good company on the (long) shortlist for the Bridport Prize 2018 and delighted that John Freeman won this prestigious competition.  https://poetrysociety.org.uk/news/bridport18/

In 2018 I had the privilege of editing Poetry Space summer showcase

Summer Showcase – June 2018

In October 2017 we launched ‘Feast’ an anthology of poems from the Wells Fountain Poets



Fountain poets took their 2016 set, Second Skin to three venues last year.  Starting with a memorable reading at East Coker church, T.S.Elliot’s burial place, at the invitation of East Coker poets in February, followed by a reading at the delightful Swindon Summer Poetry Picnic and with all six Fountain Poets, myself, Ama Bolton, Sara Butler, Rachael Clyne, Jinny Fisher and Jo Waterworth at the wonderful Tears in the Fence event in September. https://www.facebook.com/Tears-in-the-Fence-Festival-Events-1438920699751926/


I am delighted that my poem, White Horse is published in issue 64 of Tears in the Fence and my poem ‘Hi Tracey’ in issue 65  http://tearsinthefence.com


Poems and images from the wonderful sculpture garden workshop with Philip Roth at Bradford on Avon. Festival

This is the link to my reading  Morag Kiziewicz at Tears in the Fence at the Tears in the Fence Festival. Poems read: Listen, Karma, Ground Elder, Grabbing on to Life and Liquid We Are.

Bath Festival of Literature and the Bath Poetry Cafe, included six Fountain Poets from Wells at the BRLSI with their set, Waterwoven, video http://youtu.be/TI7di2wyGiI

Waterwoven was also presented at the Priddy Folk Festival and will be presented at the Bristol Poetry Festival on September 29th  Bristol poetry festival 2015

Wells Fountain poets continue to be inspiring and fun, now meeting at the Sherston in Wells. http://wellsfountainpoets.wordpress.com.

The Tears in the Fence Festival and Celebration of thirty years of independent publishing in 2014, updates and workshop information on tearsinthefence.com


Ama Bolton of Barley Books http://barleybooks.wordpress.com published a limited edition anthology of Wells Fountain Poets


The listening walk
A week of Good Poetrygood poetry in Bath in Bath 2013 launched The Listening Walk, an anthology of poems by 40 members of The Bath Poetry Cafe, including myself, who shared events and readings in the city of Bath during 2012, the year of the Cultural Olympiad. Edited by Poetry Cafe Organiser Sue Boyle and a team of seven Associate Editors from the Cafe , the anthology contains work by poets from across the West Country.

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