From the collections "Window Spit" and "Advancing Backwards'

Advancing Backwards is a poetry collection with poems about a man who, nearing forty, and trying to understand how best to move forward, looks back upon his life and captures key moments as poems.


There is a YouTube Channel with more of the video poems from this collection, but here are my choices for this site.

In addition, you will also find the video poem "Like So' - selected for screening at the Visible Verse Festival, Vancouver 2013. Furthermore, I have included the video of the stunning dance to one of my poems called "Consequence." 

Also included here is the video poem "Seismic" - selected for screening at both the Newlyn PZ International Film Festival, April 2020 and the Poetry in Motion event at the Penzance Literary Festival, July 2020.


"Seismic" is from my latest poetry collection called Window Spit. Also from that collection is "The Letting Go" - selected for screening at the Cadence International VideoPoetry Festival, 2020, and "Party", which is my most recent video poem upload.


SEISMIC - Selected for the Penzance Literary Festival, July 2020 and the Newlyn International Film Festival, April 2020

PIVOT POINT - a poem about a man contemplating the future

NEITHER WILL TOMORROW - a poem about dealing with death - again.

CONSEQUENCE - a poem about why things happen

MEMBERS ONLY - a poem about pain being a relative concept

CONSEQUENCE - the stunning dance to one of my poems

PARTY- a poem about a poet's fascination with words

THE LETTING GO - Selected for the Cadence Video Poetry Festival 2020


SLAP IN THE FACE - a poem about protecting your heart against love

PAYBACK TIME - a poem about running out of luck

MISSING YOU - a poem about longing

REDUCED TO THIS - a poem about our addiction to smartphones

STILL WATERS - a poem about the emptiness of envy

MARRIED TO SHERLOCK - a poem about an overly needy partner

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