Two of my poems on getting older, Hullo Tomatoes and Forest Life, were published in the Autumn 2018 issue of the Transactional Analyst, the quarterly magazine of the UK Association for Transactional Analysis.  More will appear in the next issue.

Book Coming Out

My Mug collection will/may be published in 2019, so that people can have hard copies to share with friends and family.  (Where does the time go?).

Exploration of Poetry from the mid-80s

I have big plans to rediscover the c300 poems written in my 30s, about finding myself, being in relationship, family, friendship, Greenham Common even!  Hoping they will filter through into this website. Some were published by Yer Own Stuff Press in 1988, in One Woman’s Voice, a collection of just my work, and in Breaking the Silence and Guilty Secrets, anthologies in the Scarlet Women series put together by my women’s writing group.

Available for Readings

In September, I gave a reading from my Mug without a Handle collection, (see Bereavement section of the website), as part of the Inspire Poetry Festival 2018 delivered across Nottinghamshire. Inspire is Nottinghamshire’s culture, learning and libraries service. The programme described it as “a poetic observation of life after losing a partner”.  It was very well received, and I loved it. (See First Public Reading in the Writing Poetry section).

I am now seeking other opportunities to share my poems in person. Please contact me at

Poetry Reading

As part of the Inspire Poetry Festival 2018 community events programme I will be giving a reading from my Mug without a Handle collection. (see Bereavement section of the website).

The programme describes it as “a poetic observation of life after losing a partner”.

It’ll be on Thursday, September 27th, 2018 in Southwell Library, Nottinghamshire, 10.30 till 12.  Small venue, only 24 places.

Booking essential, visit

Any enquiries to the library on 01636 812148 or to

I look forward to sharing my poems with you in person!