Monthly Archives: April 2022

A dawn of blackbirds

I didn’t stray too far from home for my latest Country Diary. As always, many thanks to Paul Fleckney, editor.

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Wilfred Owen’s Strange Meeting

I was delighted, if that’s the right word, to see Carol Rumen’s analysis of Strange Meeting in today’s Guardian. Like one of the commentators below the article, I too grew up during the Troubles and was educated in a convent … Continue reading

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The last of the line

I was contacted recently by Summer Palace Press, who published my first poetry collection, Black Wolf on a White Plain. The launch of that book, way back in September 2001, was delayed by 9/11. I had exactly four copies left … Continue reading

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