STOP PRESS: My second book of poems, The Things We Thought Were Beautiful, will be out in the next few weeks!

These poems consider our changing feelings and connection to the world around us, the beauty and strangeness of travel, and the places we look for meaning. There are also poems that explore the challenges of living without love, as well as the redemption of home and family.

Here’s a taster:

Up in the Air

Up in the Air poetry book

A Top Ten bestseller in the Amazon ‘Inspirational Poetry’ category, UP IN THE AIR brings together 50 of my favourite poems written over the last two decades. Some have previously appeared in magazines such as Poetry Ireland and Poetry Scotland, but others have never before been published. The poems explore themes of flight and image, water and love.

What the reviewers say:

“Beautiful and thought-provoking collection of poems that speak of life, death, love and nature…” 5 stars, Amazon UK

I love this book. I keep it at my bedside to read a passage or two before getting up to start my day or at night before the lights go out. It starts or ends my day or sometimes both.” 4 stars, Amazon.com

“I loved the variety in the poetry, from beautifully descriptive to those which reflect one’s own feelings. Who could read “Flight” or “Necessity” without remembering similar thoughts and experiences?” 5 stars, Amazon UK

Here’s a couple of poems from the collection:

Poetry Up in the Air: The Touch of Birds

You can buy a copy here: