About Me

This site is mainly about my work as a writer of poetry and the novels (The Poet Assassin 1-4),  so I’ll only briefly mention that I’ve been married for forty years , have two children, two granddaughters and retired early from a pretty uneventful career in the Civil Service. I devote my time to what makes me happy: family, poetry (reading anything from Auden to  Zukofsky, writing traditional and experimental poetry, performing and watching/listening to othgers), wdoing front of house work at the small arts centre in Aldershot as well as writing poems about the events (so far the poems include anything from death metal to chanting monks via folk, blues and world music.)

WHAT PEOPLE HAVE SAID ABOUT ME

“that is wonderful” Michael Messer
“It made me laugh out loud” Catfish Keith
“it’s so fucking cool” Ghost Of A Thousand
“wow” Todd Swift
“bravo that man” Arthur Smith
“another gem” Marc Neys (aka Swoon)

Rodney at BDA  on 1 mayRODNEY PICRodney BDA Apre 13

I’ve been published in the following

MAGAZINES: 4AND20POETRY, AFFECTIONATE PUNCH, ARIADNE’S THREAD, BOGG, BOWL ARTS MAGAZINE, CANNON FODDER, CHIMERA, COBWEB, EAVESDROPPER, FATCHANCE, FLINT, GRAFFITI, HEADLOCK, IMPRESS, INKSWEATANDTEARS, INTEPRETER’S HOUSE, IOTA, IRON, JOESOAP’S CANOE, KRAX, LAKE POETRY, LINKS, NTH POSITION, OBSESSED WITH PIPEWORK, OTHER POETRY, OUTPOSTS, PENNINE PLATFORM, POETRY NOTTINGHAM, POETRY NEWS, PROLE, PURPLE PATCH, QARRTSILUNI, RAIN DOG, REATER, RETORT, RIALTO, SCREECH OWL, SEAM, SEPIA, SHRIKE, SMOKE,  STRIDE, SUNK ISLAND REVIEW, WEARY BLUES, WIDE SHIRT, WRITING HAMPSHIRE

ANTHOLOGIES: RETURN TO SENDER, HEADLOCK PRESS,1994; STAR TREK THE POEMS, IRON PRESS,2007; BY GRAND CENTRAL STATION, RED SQUIRREL PRESS, 2010; EMERGENCY VERSE, CAPARISON PRESS, 2011; PAY ATTENTION-A RIVER OF STONES, LULU, 2011; THE ROBIN HOOD BOOK, CAPARISON PRESS, 2012; SPLIT SCREEN, RED SQUIRREL PRESS, 2012;DOUBLE BILL , RED SQUIRREL PRESS, 2014; THE POET’S QUEST FOR GOD

(forthcoming 2014)

 

In 2012 I was joint first in the Moss Rich International Poetry Prize for Humorous and Satirical Poetry. In 2013 I was shortlisted in the Poetry School Pamphlet Competition.

LINKS

Peter Green at the Westy– read at Poetry Cafe September 2009 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_H1IbQEfKc
Sky Larkin at the Westy
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFFEBbt4GjE
Church of the Apocalypse
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddk5iV2qbDM
Bob Brozman at the Westy
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ugnWkv2SSFo
What The Horoscope Says http://qarrtsiluni.com/2010/02/19/what-the-horoscope-says/
Notebook Weighing 194 Grams, video poem http://vimeo.com/48353330

Poems from The Night Cafe   http://vimeo.com/68618318

At the Bar Des Arts reading the Russel Brand Poems https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CCHM1PwB32E

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