This one was inspired by an object shown to me many years ago by the very knowledgable Sandy Edwards, who was curator of the Bell Pettigrew Natural History Museum at the time. Since then I have (amongst other things!) spent many years being fortunate enough to do ‘media odd jobs’ for researchers involved in studying the scope and meaning of sounds made by marine mammals. My knowledge of what they do is slight, but I continue to find what they discover remarkable and inspiring.
Category Archives: publications
Chuffed to have my poem ‘Present in Scent’ in Ink, Sweat and Tears today.
Chuffed to have a new poem ‘Cosmological Constant’ appear in Poet’s Corner this as part of their theme ‘Identity: All of Me’
As someone who wrestles to make sense with images as well as words, I thought this was a really interesting idea when I first read about it, and I now am excited and very pleased to have a piece included in Issue 1…
Very pleased to have one of my short poems (In the squall) included in Issue 10 of Fat Damsel’s ‘Take Ten’.
An excellent project by Rebecca Gethin.
Very pleased to have one of my poems (The End of an Elephant’s Tail) included.
If you press this – A Poetry of Elephants – you will find our anthology of elephant poems. So here’s huge thanks and grateful hugs to all the many contributors: I never envisaged so many lovely poems would respond to my call-out! Twenty four poets have sent twenty nine poems in about a fortnight. Please feel free to share this with anyone and everyone.
When I went to Saba Douglas-Hamilton’s inspiring talk about her organisation ‘Save the Elephants’ she said that we should all do what we can and that made me think of putting together a collection of elephant poems to explore ways in which elephants are a vital part of our culture even though we are not living in elephant habitat. A week ago Kenya set fire to 11 pyres of elephant tusks which I read represents 30 miles of elephant, standing trunk to tail. I desperately hope that…
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