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Divining Dante

A full online version of major international anthology for the 700th anniversary of the death of Dante Alighieri, Divining Dante, is now visible online, thanks to Recent Work press – three poems each, one for each book of the Divine Comedy, by poets from Italy, the UK, Ireland, USA, Australia, Singapore and India..

My contributions,  The Lucifer Event, The Shores of Purgatory and The Shadows of Paradise are on pp.47-50

Cafe Writers competition – closing date 30th November


I'm glad to be working with the admirable Café Writers on their poetry competition 2021. Go to their site for full details, including their offer of one free entry for a household on low income.

As judge, I'm likely to respond to poems that, whatever their subject or opinions or personal emotions, are vividly, organically, unarguably themselves.

Words for the Earth

... pooling our voices of care and concern in advance of COP26

Friday 25 October, 19.00 UK time.

Free but booking essential: