Welcome

Welcome to my website.  Here you will find some of my poems, short stories and reviews and news about upcoming events I am involved in or interested in.  I am based in Oxford, UK, and have worked as a secondary school English teacher and a tutor in creative writing at St Peter's college, Oxford.  My work has been published in magazines such as 'The Interpreter's House' and 'The English Review'.   I have lived in Southern France and recently completed an historical novel about the Cathars, 'All Things Visible'.
 
Recurring themes in my writing are the impact of technology on the modern imagination; the persistence of memory and the possibilities and limits of religious belief.  I also have a lifelong passion for wildflowers and wild landscapes and for languages, in all their diversity.
 
I hope you enjoy reading my work.