Poem featured in new Emma Press anthology, ‘Everything That Can Happen’

My poem, ‘Everything That Can Happen’, is featured as the title poem in the latest anthology from The Emma Press, devoted to exploring the future.

Edited by Suzannah Evans and Tom Sastry, Everything That Can Happen contains many kinds of future: an android fills out a passport form; the local cricket pitch is lost underwater; frozen limbs thaw from cryogenic sleep; robotic shoes allow for high speed parenting. The poems in this anthology explore time, language, changing landscapes, future selves, uncertainty, catastrophe and civilisation. Whether imagining a distant, apocalyptic future or the moment we live in, nudged slightly beyond what we know, the poems ask what we can do to prepare ourselves for a future that edges a little closer every day.

Find out more and grab yourself a copy at The Emma Press shop 

There’s a book launch party in London on Monday 18th February. The folks at The Emma Press do throw a good bash. Details on Eventbrite here.

New anthology: Poetry Zone A Celebration of 20 Years of Children’s Poetry

I’m thrilled to have a poem (‘Cookin’ Up a Universe’) in this fantastic collection celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Poetry Zone,  created by acclaimed children’s poet Roger Stevens as a website where children and teenagers can send their poems and see them published.

This sparkling anthology of over seventy poems includes new poems specially written by children, along with poems donated by some well-known children’s poets, including Brian Patten, John Agard, Brian Moses, Grace Nichols and Philip Ardagh. (And me – not so ‘well-known’ but quietly working on it!).

Dig deep folks. It’s a wonderful collection and what’s more, all of the royalties will go to a children’s charity.

Grab your copy from your local bookstore. Find out more at Troika Books.