My poetry pamphlet Bougainvillea Dancing, published 2002, raised money for charities working in Malawi. This had sold out but i now have a couple of copies for sale, please contact me if you're interested in purchasing one. My poetry pamphlet Unthinkable Skies was published 2010 by Calder Wood Press, it is now sold out but you can find out more about the book here.
Here are a selection of my online publications, links to collaborations etc
Dosankodebbie created a beautiful piece of etagami art for one of my haiku.
One of my haiku is included in Tom Cipullo's Insomnia cycle, which premiered at The Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Halls, New York on 24 May 2011.
Adrift - a version of my poem, filmed by Alastair Cook
musical settings of some of my poetry by Belvedere Mountain Express.
Translations of my poetry into Spanish by Eugenia Andino: Making of a Muse, Towards a Dictionary of Archaic Terms, The End of Life as We Know it.
I have a story accepted for a forthcoming anthology (2022) of feminist stories about cats and bicycles in space.
One of my poems was highly commended in the Barn Owl Trust _ poetry competition 2016 and was included in Wildlife Words 4, which you can purchase here.
I edited The Sun Breaks Through, an anthology of writing from the Write On writing class I teach at the Ripple Project. You can read my review on Good Reads and you can purchase a copy from the Ripple Project.
Delighted to have a poem in the 'Busker' anthology from What the Dickens magazine.
I have two poems in the Standing Stones Anthology from An Lucht Lonrach - you can find out more and order a copy here.
I'm delighted to have a haiku in the Haiku News anthology - you can pre-order a copy here.
I'm delighted that my poem Lost Dances of Cranes has been included in an English language and literature text book in India. If you are an Indian student who is using this text book, please note - I cannot help you with homework relating to this poem!
I have a non fiction piece 'From My Malawian Cookbook' in Foreign Flavours, an anthology of writing about food abroad, published by Writers Abroad. Proceeds go to the Bookbus charity. You can order a copy here or you can download the e-book from Amazon.
I have a poem in Green Spaces, an anthology of environmental poetry from Poetry Space. You can order the anthology here.
Interviews, Profiles etc
delighted to be included in this post on the Literary Corstorphine blog about poets who write about the Corstorphine area of Edinburgh.
Interview on Sill of the World
Blog post about haiku at Sunny Room Studio
Featured poet on Cathy Cullis' Nevering blog
Interview on Gabrielle Bryden's blog
Interview on Open University Open Learn website
Interview on STV North Edinburgh website
A page about haiku on the Woodland Trust website (this link is now broken, sorry)
A profile on Edinburgh Reporter
Caroline Gill interviews me at her blog Coastcard
Featured Poet on One Night Stanzas, read an interview and my poem Vertigo here, Winter Streets here and Snow Blind and bio here.
Featured Artist on Junk Style Diva.
My profile on Famous Poets and Poems
I was Poet of the Week on Poetry Superhighway 9-15 October 2006
My poem Gulls on The Beach Hut.
two senryu in Failed Haiku Issue 50.
a haiku was included in the daily email update from Daily Poets on 28/1/20
a haiku shortlisted in the John Muir Trust haiku competition.
my poem Homeland in issue 2 of Re-side (scroll down to read).
a haiku listed in the International Sakura Awards of the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival 2019.
a haiku in the Autumn 2019 issue of Wales Haiku.
a poem on Poetry 24.
three poems in issue 6 of Route 7 Review.
two haibun on The Other Bunny - here and here.
two haiku in Wales Haiku Autumn 2018.
delighted to have a winning haiku in the Vancouver Cherry Blossom contest 2018.
My poem Melting in Panning for Poems Autumn 2018.
Even in the City on the Ogilvie Edinburgh Creative Review.
Traffic on Plum Tree Tavern.
haiku in issue 57 of Haiku Journal.
Raspberry Picking on Misty Mountain Review.
Rogue on Quatrain Fish. three haiku / senryu in Failed Haiku 16.
a haiku in hedgerow #109.
The Elephant in the Room on the Gnarled Oak website.
a selection of haiku / senryu in Issue 5 of Failed Haiku.
Neighbours on The Leaveners' Poets Corner.
a haiku in January 2016 issue of cattails
an honorouble mention in the 2016 Irish Haiku Society competition (scroll down).
Three four line poems on Quatrain Fish : here, here and here!
a haiku on Haiku Universe.
A Fist Full of Bees on Verse Wrights
a couple of haiku in Shamrock31
a haibun on Haibun Today
my haiku won 2nd place in the Edinburgh International Science Festival SciKu contest.
a one line haiku in A Hundred Gourds.
a haiku in ThreeLinePoetry Issue 28 - scroll down to read mine, the paperback version of this issue is now available here.
Wild Otter Chase on Misty Mountain Review.
my poem What is Left on the Bijou Poetry Review.
a poem on the Work Literary Magazine website.
my page on Verse Wrights.
two short poems on Three Line Poetry (now available in paperback).
Cello in the Dark on the Bigger Stones website
a tanka on the Lyrical Passion website (scroll down to read mine)
Two poems in the Birds Issue of Cyclamens and Swords
a poem in the Back of Beyond issue of Far Off Places.
a haiku on Hundred Gourds.
My poem A Fistful of Bees on Ink Sweat and Tears.
three poems on the Nature Writing website.
a prose poem in the Poised in Flight anthology from Kind of a Hurricane Press
Notice on Dog Ear (scroll down to read my poem)
I was a contributor to the Winter 2012 / 13 cycle on Daily Haiku. You can read my haiku here.
My poem A Mountainside on an Autumn Evening won 2nd prize in the Mountaineering Council of Scotland poetry competition
Return on Leaf Press
sleep deprived on Kumquat; Wordstorm and Gumusservi
1 poem in Mistletoe Madness - download the e-book here - you may need to scroll down
1 poem on Misty Mountain Review.
2 haiku on Shamrock Haiku Journal (scroll down to read mine)
My poem Sleep Disturbed won the Creative Ink Writing Journal competition for May 2012 and the (April/May/June) quarterly prize!
one of my haiku took 2nd place and two were joint eighth in the Sketchbook Clouds kukai
another small piece on the Fortunates website.
Corstorphine Sycamore on Snake Oil Cure
A small piece on the Fortunates website
two haiku in the Sketchbook haiku thread on brides and weddings
The Family Tree on Snake Oil Cure (you may need to scroll down to find my poem)
Heaven Shifts as part of the Responses to a poem by Tomas Tranströmer in Notes from the Underground
Two poems as part of Gabrielle Bryden's Citrus Fiesta
Secrets in the Park, a haibun on A Hundred Gourds
One of my haiku came third and another took joint sixth place in the Sketchbook 'autumn leaves' kukai
One of my haiku took joint 4th place in the Sketchbook 'starry night' kukai
One of my haiku took joint 4th place in the Sketchbook 'rainbow' kukai
Some of my haiku appear in the thread about insects and bugs at Sketchbook
Two senryu in Prune Juice
another haiku in cupcake format at Poetry Digest!
Abstract on Camel Saloon
Dreamscapes and Deepest Darkest on Pygmy Giant
Three poems in Biggar Poetry Garden, June to September 2011
Death and the Cucumber on Poetry 24
I was a runner up in the Best for Film Hollywood Haiku competition
Alpine in Four and Twenty
Fumbling, Blues and Desolation in Sketchbook
Watercolour, Notes for a Love Song and Photographing Reality on Earthborne, Sound and Vision Issue
some of my haiku are included in this Sketchbook Haiku Thread
Amazonia on My Delayed Reactions
Not in Our Name a found poem on Verbatim Poetry.
a haiku published in cupcake format at Poetry Digest
Gloved at the Camel Saloon
Malawian Cafe at the Camel Saloon
Colinton Dell on Haibun Today
Shoes on Poetry, Songs and Writers of Scotland
Helga on Pygmy Giant
a selection of ghazals on the Ghazal Page: Orange, Stone Symphony, Malawian Moon, Sugar.
Short Stories online
Flash fiction included in Adhoc Fiction e-books: here, here and here (stories are anonymous)
Stories on the 50 word story site : here and here.
My short story inspired by Schrödinger's Cat is on the Quantum Shorts website here.
My short story inspired by the dog in the local kitchen showrooms won a Literative contest.
A tiny story on 140story.
Mr Mouse on Children's Stories.
Adventures on Worsley Woods on Pygmy Giant.
Behind Closed Windows on Every Day Fiction.
Anya and the Foxgloves on Children's Srories.
a 'tweet sized' story on One Forty Fiction
my entry to the Clarity of Night short story competition 2011
Trash Fashion in Issue 2 of Easily Inspired Magazine
Edinburgh's Winter Wonderland on Lothian Life.
Autumn - Glorious colours across Edinburgh on Lothian Life.
Changing Seasons at Musselburgh on Lothian Life.
Colinton and Craiglockart Dells on Scottish Book Trust's Favourite Places
The Dells in Spring on Lothian Life
I wrote a short series of guest posts about environmental issues around books and reading on Book after Book. You can read the posts here, here, here, here and here.
I have a profile on WalkHighlands where you can find links to my short articles about walks I've done round Scotland
A wee piece about my time in Malawi on Pure Travel
a photo on the inside cover of the 2020 calendar for Friends of Figgate Park.
photo of a hoverfly and a link to one of my blogposts in this article from the Friends of Craighouse.
My sketch of a singing bunny was included in the Guardian newspaper's online gallery of readers' bunny drawings.
Arthur's Seat (photo) in Camel Saloon Postcards
delighted to be included in this list of Edinburgh bloggers.
I read my story Safari Blessings at the Edinburgh City of Literature Story Shop at Edinburgh International Book Festival 2011
I have also been published (or am to be published) in the following print journals:
Acorn, Acumen, Anon, Blithe Spirit, Curlew, Envoi, Frogpond, Gastronomica, Haiku Scotland, Iota, Moonstone, Mslexia, Orbis, Poetry Cornwall, Poetry Monthly, Poetry Scotland, Presence Haiku Journal, Quantum Leap, Raindog, Wisteria, Elements (the writing anthology from Biggar Science Festival 2019).