Heartlines is the first poetry book to be published by HoneyBridge House, and combines my poetry with the beautiful handiwork of my partner Bridget Yhearm.

It is a gorgeous, individually designed and crafted A5 book – ‘poems of love and longing’ as it says on the front cover.  It is a departure from the poems I normally make public, being tender words of love.

A variety of attractive, decorative papers are interspersed with cream or white paper which contain the poems themselves; the only exception being a couple of poems hidden away in mini envelopes attached to the page.

This is a limited edition, high quality item and the introductory price of £14.95 including p&p reflects this.  Ideal as a gift.


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Come and listen to me

Coming up …

Wednesday 26th April 2017
8pm, Metropolis Book Launch
The Cross Hands, 1 Staple Hill Road, Fishponds, Bristol BS16 5AA

Thursday 27th April 2017
7.45pm, Great Northern Slam
Northern Stage (Stage 3), Barras Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne

Sunday 30th April 2017
From 3pm, Stourbridge Literary Festival
Katie Fitzgerald’s,  187 Enville Street, Stourbridge

Wednesday 3rd May 2017
7pm, Rothbury Writing Group
The Coquetvale, Rothbury 

Monday 15th May 2017
6pm, Coffee House Night
Queenie’s Coffee Shop, Queen Street, Huddersfield

Saturday 10th June 2017
1pm, Schtum Book Launch, IRON In The Soul Festival
RNLI, Cullercoats

Friday 16th June 2017
6.30pm, Crossing The Tees Festival
Guisborough Library

Tuesday 3rd October 2017
6pm, Cullercoats Library

Thursday 2nd November 2017
7pm, Poetry Jam
Waddington Street, Durham



You can also hear me on the third Thursday of every month at The Stanza, a spoken word event I run with Mandy Maxwell at Beldons @ The Ex
change, Howard Street, North Shields.

7pm – 10pm

We run an open mic too, so why not come along and try out one of your own poems to our welcoming, supportive audience.


Past gigs

Thursday 2nd March 2017
5.30pm, Willow Brook Primary School Academy
Church Road, Leyton, London E10 7BH

Tuesday 21st March 2017
7pm, Tower Café, Ouseburn, Newcastle

Sunday 7th July
2pm, Originals – songs
Beldons @The Exchange, Howard Street, North Shields

Saturday 20th August
12 noon, Never Mind The Ramones
Gateshead Central Library, Prince Consort Road, Gateshead NE8 4LN

Tuesday 13th September
6pm, Cullercoats Library

Monday 7th November
7pm, supporting John Hegley
Whitley Bay Library, Whitley Bay

Wednesday 7th December
7pm, Tynemouth Labour Party
Rockliffe Rugby Club, Whitley Bay 

Monday 12th December
Lucifer magazine launch.
7pm, Five Leaves Bookshop

Friday 16th December
Black Bull, Blaydon







Read Me Here

You can read some of my poems at the following places:


Black Light Engine Room (several issues)
More Raw Material (Lucifer Press)
The Sea (Rebel Poetry)
Material magazine
Madder Than We Look


Alliterati (Issue 17)

Ofi Press

The Fat Damsel

The Stares Nest

Dead Snakes




Chasing The Sunset

12552971_10153685764485660_8533784416917578189_nPublished by Black Light Engine Room Press in 2016, Chasing The Sunset is one man’s journey through the seasons.  A kind of ‘a year in the life’; from Summer through sepia Autumn, the freezer of Winter and culminating with the redemption and renewal of Spring.  It addresses one of life’s universal truths: change is inevitable.  It gets us all.

Available for £7.00 inc p&p

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How It Is – Snapshots From A Northern Town



Beautifully produced in the Spring of 2015 by Heddon Quarry Small Press this hand-picked selection of poems takes a gentler look at the north-east coast than its predecessor.  With a foreword by p.a. morbid, who remarked, “anyone who can write with such passion about Middlesbrough, the heroes and weirdos that dwell within its tattered borders, well … you just can’t buy that kinda cool.  A truly wonderful troubadour of the everyday.”

Currently out of stock