An Unconsidered People: 2021

Twenty years ago, I travelled back and forth to Kilburn and Cricklewood, in order to meet the Irish who had settled there during the economically dark decade of the 1950s.

Niamh Boyce: ‘Inside the Wolf’

My thanks to Niamh Boyce, whose poetry collection ‘Inside the Wolf’, is the subject of this final post for 2018. Happy Christmas to all – and more than anything, happy reading.


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Course in creative writing in English, in Verona

I’m very much looking forward to facilitating a course in creative writing in Verona in February of this year. The course will take place over two days, all day Saturday the 3rd and Sunday the [...]

The Way the Light Falls… in Spain and Italy

There are times when I stop what I’m doing and think about my good fortune. (There are plenty of other times when I don’t think that at all – or when I think about how tough life can be – but [...]