Find my Work Online 

My Links:

Crafty Green Poet - my blog of environmental crafts, poetry and reviews

Over Forty Shades- my blog of poetry and photos on non-environmental themes

Bolts of Silk - an online poetry journal that I edit
Anthologies featuring my work
I have a non-fiction piece 'From My Malawian Cookbook' in the Foreign Flavours anthology of writing about food abroad, published by Writers Abroad. Proceeds from the anthology go to the excellent Bookbus charity. You can buy a copy of the anthology here.
I have a poem in Green Spaces, an anthology of environmental poetry from Poetry Space. You can pre-order the anthology here.
My poem Alchemy appears in The Book of Hopes and Dreams’ an anthology edited by Dee Rimbaud, and published by bluechrome to raise money for the Spirit Aid charity. The anthology was recently republished
Read my Poetry online
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
Alchemy for the 21st Century on the First Foot website
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.
Citadel on Cherry Blossom Review
a haiku published in cupcake format at Poetry Digest
Slick at Black Flood
Gloved at the Camel Saloon
Malawian Cafe at the Camel Saloon
Arthur's Seat (photo) in Camel Saloon Postcards
Future Train Purple - prize winning poem in Arvon Foundation 2009 Brochure Competition
The Family Her String Quartet on Aireings

 senryu in Lighten Up, 3Lights Gallery (scroll along)

two poems on Words Myth

Rainy Season on qarrtsiluni

Malawian Moon on the Ghazal Page

Sugar ghazal on the Glazal page

Admired on Poetry Friends

Colinton Dell on Haibun Today

'haiku in Shamrock 7 (please scroll down to read)

Shoes on Poetry Songs and Writers of Scotland

haiku on Leave Only Footprints

Helga on Pygmy Giant

 three poems on Famous Poets and Poems

Poetry Superhighway Poet of the Week 9 October, 2006 

three poems on Patchword

Some of my Poetry translated into Spanish by Eugenia Andino

Making of a Muse

Towards a Definition of Archaic Terms 2100

End of Life as We Know It?


Alastair Cook's film of Adrift on Vimeo.
Read my Short Stories online
a 'tweet sized' story on One Forty Fiction
my entry to the Clarity of Night short story competition 2011
I read my story Safari Blessings at the Edinburgh City of Literature Story Shop at Edinburgh International Book Festival 2011
Trash Fashion in Issue 2 of Easily Inspired Magazine


The Dells in Spring
on Lothian Life - an article about the Water of Leith

I have a profile on WalkHighlands where you can find links to my short articles about walks I've done round Scotland


My sketch of a singing bunny was included in the Guardian newspaper's online gallery of readers bunny drawings.