A member of the Solway Poets who as a group have performed regularly throughout Britain including at the Edinburgh Science Festival, the Edinburgh Fringe, Dumfries and Galloway Festival, the Wigtown Festival. Many published poems short stories and criticism . Former editor of Both Feet off the Ground and Markings. Play Scripts include The Siege of Haddington performed in St Mary’s Church, Haddington. Also Dynamo of the Twenty First Century, a play about the life of James Clerk Maxwell performed at his birthplace in Edinburgh and at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. A revised version called the Spectrum was performed in Edinburgh in 2002 with Andrew Dallmeyer playing Einstein for the Clerk Maxwell Cancer Research Fund.
About writer's work
Special interests include The Green Man and John Muir. I am working on some poems about John Muir’s childhood in Dunbar. I also enjoy writing short stories and although I feel I should concentrate on one area of writing, I find I need variety. I very much enjoy the time I spend working with the Solway Poets both in writing and performances.
Currently working on a new version of my previous play about James Clerk Maxwell. Also a script of James Clerk Maxwell talking to John Muir.
Building up my next poetry collection slowly as I am still launching my latest collection.
Websites featuring the authorWebsite | Indigo Dreams | The Bakehouse
Current events and projects
Readings, poetry, short stories, can work in a group with Solway Poets. Workshops, elderly (nursing home visits)
A Crab in the Moon's Mouth, Selected Poems - published by Markings 2010