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 …

Tuesday 10th July
7.30pm, Skye Reading Room, Edinbane Community Hall, Edinbane, Skye

Saturday 21st July
12 noon, Little Book Corner, Milton Street, Saltburn with p.a. morbid and Natalie Scott

Saturday 28th July
7.30pm, Black Light Engine Room 
Off The Ground Coffee, 63 Grange Road, Middlesbrough, TS1 5AS

Wednesday 8th August
4.30pm, Newcastle City Library with Natalie Scott

Saturday 18th August
7.30pm, Charlestown Arts Centre, Ballagh St, Lavy Beg, Charlestown, Co. Mayo, Ireland

Saturday 25th August
Crossing The Tyne Festival, St Hilda’s Arts Centre, South Shields with Bridget Gallagher


Past gigs

Sunday 13th May
7.30pm, Jam Jar Cinema, Whitley Bay

Tuesday 29th May
7pm, The Fat Cat, 23 Alma Street, Sheffield

Friday 8th June
7pm, Harry Gallagher & Friends – an evening of poetry and music
Newbiggin Maritime Centre, Newbiggin-by-the-Sea, Northumberland

Friday 12th January
7pm, Poetry Society Café, Launch
Covent Garden, London

Sunday 14th January
The Trev Wainwright Poetry Show
4pm – 5pm,  5townsradio.com

Saturday 20th January
11am, Book Corner, Milton St, Saltburn 

Tuesday 23rd January 
Free Burns Night Special
7.30pm, The Red House, Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne

Saturday 27th January
Noon, Clennell Hall, Nr Rothbury

Friday 9th February
2pm, Hartlepool Library 

Thursday 15th February
7.30pm, The Stanza,
The Sandpiper, Cullercoats

Thursday 1st March
10.15am, The Reading Group
Linskill Centre, North Shields

Friday 2nd March – Sunday 4th March
Kielder Folk and Fun
Calvert Trust, Kielder

Tuesday 6th March
7pm, T’Sair, Huddersfield LitFest

Wednesday 7th March
7.30pm, Pop up Stanza
Friends of Cullercoats Library
The Salt House, Cullercoats

Wednesday 21st March
2pm, World Poetry Day
Four Seasons Care Centre
Ox Close, Marske Road, Saltburn TS12 1NR

Thursday 22nd March
7pm, Pot Luck Club
The Old George, Newcastle

Friday 23rd March to Saturday 24th March
Coast to Coast weekend
The Grapes, Stranraer

Saturday 21st October 2017
2pm, The Quiet Compere
Sunderland Library

Wednesday 25th October 2017
7pm, The Official Launch of Northern Lights
The Golden Fleece, York

Monday 30th October 2017
7pm, Arch Remarks
Station East, Hills Street, Gateshead NE8 2AN

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

Thursday 30th November
7pm, Morpeth Poetry Recital
Morpeth Town Hall

Friday 29th September
7.30pm, The Word Club
The Chemic Tavern, 9 Johnston Street, Leeds LS6 2NG

Saturday 30th September
7.30pm, Black Light Engine Room 
TP Coffee House, Gosford Street, Middlesbrough

Tuesday 3rd October
7.30pm, The Sair
Lane Top, Huddersfield, HD7 5SG

Tuesday 10th October 2017
7.30pm, Cullercoats Library

Friday 13th October 2017
7pm, Folklines
TP Coffee House, Gosford Street, Middlesbrough

Saturday 26th August
3.10pm, Crossing The Tyne Festival
Castle Keep, Newcastle Upon Tyne

Friday 8th September
7pm, Shanti Cafe
Earth Beat Centre, Marske Road, Saltburn-by-the-Sea, TS12 1QA

Wednesday 9th August
7pm, The BBC Edinburgh Fringe
Fringe Venue #25, George Heriot’s School, Edinburgh EH3 9EQ

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

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

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

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

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.”

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