Poem #8 from my playlist ‘A Shropshire Grad’. These are a few thoughts on my relationship with social media.
Poem #6 from my collection ‘A Shropshire Grad’. This is about eccentrics and how they appear to be dying out, like Eric.
Poem #4 from my collection ‘A Shropshire Grad’. Originally written as a competition entry for Teacher Appreciation Week, I found the personal reflections included were too raw to throw away forever after being overlooked in the contest.
Poem #3 from my collection ‘A Shropshire Grad’. I wrote this poem after a local newspaper described an attack as “savage” and it reflects my disdain for sensationalised journalism, which first emerged whilst studying at university.
Poem #2 from my collection ‘A Shropshire Grad’. This poem is about wild nights and the sense of achievement that lingers the following day… despite the fatigue.
Poem #1 from my collection ‘A Shropshire Grad’. This poem describes some of my experiences growing up poor in the Telford suburb of Donnington.
Investigating pseudonyms and my own (standard) birthname. Inspired by Mahershala Ali.
A look into the most famous names associated with Shropshire.
Loosely inspired by a free-spirited friend
This poem tries to capture feelings of entrapment brought on, or heightened by, the pandemic.