Nineteen Eighty Four

Inspirations #3 I love this book. I bought it with a book voucher that I got as a school prize when I was 14, and I’ve read the print off of it. I love the concept, the ideas, the characters, the blend of realism and science fiction. I really, really love this book. That isn’t why…

Bird

Learning to Write #1 This was a poem that came from a very simple moment, as you can see. I had taken the scenic route to work, through a small patch of woodland, and clearly there had been a fairly recent and violent death. The poem was written quite quickly, by my standards, at my desk, in…

Andrew Waterhouse

Inspirations #2 “Twenty (including double word score)”. Now that’s a title for a poem. You can gather in the flavour of the poem just from those five words; the style, the playfulness of the language, the Britishness at the heart of what is to follow. It’s Scrabble. It’s going to have restraint, it’s going to…