The news of the accidental death of babies in a country where death is the import.
NOVEL: I am completing my third novel — titled 'Stuffed'. A simple tale about a whale, a meerkat, a girl in a wheelchair, a red-headed boy, and a lot of rats causing some mayhem. This is firmly for my kids, but is also a scratch on the parquet floor of life..
POETRY: Since May 2015 I have been diagnosed with the boring disease called 'Parkinson's'. But life carries on. Some of my poetry here covers that bit of my life, but the rest is raging against the news, with a bit of lyrical family stuff. The diagnosis has been a bit of a kick-up the bottom for me to crack on with writing every day — always one poem, always some novel.