I write a wide range of poetry, both for fun and on commission. Topics range from comedy and satire through to serious pieces and structured forms.
I've had poems published in various poetry magazines and anthologies, including one on pets, even though mine is electronic, and another on the River Thames, although I live near the Loddon.
I've also enjoyed taking part in Poetry Slam competitions - competitive, tournament based poetry performance competitions - it has to be seen to be believed. Many of these were run by Slam Productions. In the past, I've won a place in their Reading Grand Slam - a final of several slams in the preceeding months, and have also taken part in, and been placed in slams run by Richmond's Poet's Kitchen.
I also hope to start performing regularly again at the recently revived Poets Café in Reading.
Recent successes include:
My first prize Guardian topical haiku: