Floating Harbour

The cover of Floating Harbour is a photograph of the great lock where the harbour meets the River Avon. It is my first book to be published in England by Redcliffe Press.

Photography and book design by Stephen Morris.

From the back cover: This collection of sixty poems invokes the spirit of place of the author’s adopted home. From the harbourside topography and history of Bristol to the enchantment of the West Country, the poems explore the ancient precincts of St Mary Redcliffe, Chatterton, the birth of the Romantic movement, and voyages of discovery. Floating Harbour is also a celebration of love and the visible richness of water, forests and farms.


Trees of Bristol

This is a natural history book about some of the woods I know. It explores local tree lore, culture, and the biodiversity of urban and ancient forests.

The Echoing Gallery: Bristol Poets on Art in the City

This beautifully illustrated anthology includes my poem Pero’s Bridge (see the film link below).

Includes work by Matthew Barton, Edson Burton, Claire Williamson, David Punter, Alyson Hallett, Paul Deaton, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Helen Dunmore, and many other poets and artists.

Edited by Rachael Boast and published by Redcliffe Press.

The Other Side of the Postcard – Anthology from City Lights, San Francisco

The Other Side of the Postcard is a kind of anti-anthology from City Lights edited by Devorah Major. Includes poems by Jack Hirschman, Opal Palmer Adisa, Q. R. Hand, Agneta Falk, Thomas Centolella, Alejandro Murguía, Janice Mirikitani, and many others. Poems from the real city, not the tourist fantasy. My poem San Francisco appears in the Poems section of this site.

The Naked Guide to Bristol

Richard Jones, publisher of Tangent Books asked me to contribute to his wonderful guide book to the Venice of the West Country. Includes my essays on Coleridge and the Romantics and Treeology on apple orchards and the ancient forests.

(7th revised edition 2019).