Month: October 2022

Days Like These – live event

To celebrate publication of Days Like These, I’ll be reading some poems* in a live virtual event with @bookshop_org_uk – in support of UK independent bookshops – this evening at 7pm UK time.

More info on tickets and books can be found here:

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Days Like These – now available!

Given that my new book ‘Days Like These: An Alternative Guide to the Year in 366 Poems’ published the other week, I suppose I should bang on about it a bit.

It contains a poem for every day of the year, each one inspired by an event associated with that day – from the invention of television to World Bee Day; from Ada Lovelace Day to the founding of the NHS; from the death of Agatha Christie to the beheading of Charles I.

Subjects I’ve written about along the way include: quarks, morse code, Wittgenstein, Blue Peter, bananas, beards, unicorns, Barbie, the unification of Italy, the Rubik’s Cube, water, Scrabble, Waiting for Godot, the moon, Jane Austen, Esperanto, beer, Matt Hancock, Lego, kindness, octopuses, escalators, Countdown, Elvis, and the very angry caterpillar.

It’s available in all the usual places from which you might buy books (commonly known as ‘bookshops’).

All proceeds raised by the book will go towards paying my energy bills for the next couple of weeks.