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 the my choices for this site.
Included here is the video poem "Seismic" - selected for screening at the 1. Newlyn PZ International Film Festival, April 2020 and 2. Poetry in Motion 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.
In addition, you will also find the video poem "Like So' - selected for screening at the Visible Verse Festival, Vancouver 2013. You will also find a video of the stunning dance to one of my poems called "Consequence."
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
THE LETTING GO - Selected for the Cadence Video Poetry Festival 2020
MARRIED TO SHERLOCK - a poem about an overly needy partner
LIKE SO - selected for the VISIBLE VERSE FESTIVAL, VANCOUVER, 2013- a poem about dealing with death - again
SLAP IN THE FACE - a poem about protecting your heart against love
PAYBACK TIME - a poem about running out of luck
CONSEQUENCE - the stunning dance to one of my poems a poem about dating someone younger
MISSING YOU - a poem about longing
STILL WATERS - a poem about dating someone younger