A shameful amount of time has passed since I last posted here – several months of travelling and walking in the Western Isles and West Wales, writing, workshopping, Saturday Live-ing and editing. In some ways, it’s hard to believe that we’ve already shifted into autumn (where did the last few months go?), though with National Poetry Day looming, there can’t really be any doubt that October has arrived.
This year, I’m performing at Cake Gallery on Dunns Lane in Mumbles, alongside poet, journalist and short story writer Susie Wild, at an event organised by Sarah, of the wonderful Cover to Cover Bookshop. I lived in Mumbles for a couple of years at the tail end of the nineties, when I had a residency at Swansea University, and I’m always glad of any excuse to return. I’m looking forward to meeting up with some old friends and former students; the event starts at 7pm on Thursday 7th October – do come along!