Silent upon a peak in Darien?

Or perhaps that should read silent beside a little canal on the Guidecca?   How could I have thought, when I embarked on the mad enterprise of writing  a novel for the first time, that today I would be printing up the first 42,000 words – half the drafted book – in a form I […]

The Fortunate Voyager

After two years working on my first novel, it seemed a good idea to rename this blog so that I could explore prosaic matters as well as poetry.  The Fortunate Voyagers is the English name of one of the art installations which feature in my Venice book.  Under its Italian title, I Viaggatori Fortunati will be […]

Building Kelston Barn

A chorus for eight voices Many thanks again to the 26 wonderful writers and visitors who created the magical afternoon at William Heath‘s Kelston Barn on Sunday 17th September. Their names appear below this performance poem which I compiled from their collaborative work. We are hoping to have news of the date for the performance […]

Saturday October 7th 2017

WALKING INTO WORDS A workshop for the Bathscape Project given on 17th September 2017 Have just finished and mailed out the group poem which grew from the marvellous writings done in Kelston Barn.  William Heath’s barn is the perfect writing space and had attracted such sensitive, receptive and adventurous writers that the afternoon could hardly […]