As some of you may have noticed, December saw a flurry of attention for the poem ‘Sometimes a Wild God.’ I’m really not sure quite what happened, but I know that facebook was heavily involved. The site went from getting about 250 views each week to almost 20,000 just before Christmas. Yes, 20,000. Thankfully, we’re… Continue reading Wild God trails and half-world journeys
This is a piece of my writing that appears in the latest Dark Mountain collection along with Sometimes a Wild God – I’m posting it here as a taster of what you can find in the book, which is being launched in Liverpool on Saturday 15th September. Do go along to the launch if you… Continue reading Nettle-Eater
The last few weeks it’s been a rumour, a half-caught glimpse. An is-it-isn’t-it-? hovering on the edge of my awareness. This morning I caught full sight of it, breathed it full in and had to agree with the words it spoke – ‘Autumn’s coming…’ Plain as the chicken in the fox’s mouth on our steps… Continue reading Black Mountain River time again
Back in the before of things, when I was both younger and older and wiser and more foolish than now, I put together a one-man show that I performed, twice, in Edinburgh, during the Fringe, at the Big Red Door. It was called Coyote Bardo, and was a two-hour tour of Trickster tales from around… Continue reading The Jester (or Eight), the Priest and the She-Goat… (or How to Build a Jester-Trap)
Autumn begins. It doesn’t take much; One tug at my feet by Autumn’s grey strangers And I’m away Or rather, perhaps, Returning.