In addition to my solo books for adults and children, available here, my poetry, essays and short plays have also featured in the following anthologies and publications:
Common People is a collection of essays, poems and memoir written in celebration, not apology.
A 2012 collection of poems in support of the remarkable Russian punk band and art collective, Pussy Riot, at the time of their imprisonment.
Tell Me the Truth About Life is an indispensable anthology which celebrates poetry’s power to tap into the truths that matter.
The Best Poetry Book in the World is a collection of popular poems from published poets from the last five years.
A new series of bespoke, full-coverage resources developed for the 2015 A Level English qualifications.
Explains how people of faith and goodwill might mark the midwinter season with integrity and simplicity.
Published by the Black Londoner Appeal. A fundraiser for the Haitian communities affected by the terrible 2010 earthquake.
The book was edited by Wordlife’s director Joe Kriss and includes 52 different writers, all of whom Wordlife has worked with directly over the last ten years.
Capturing the current craze for all things culinary, the Crocus Book of Food Poems indulges the reader in a global cuisine of poetry, from home cooking and greasy spoon to white linen table cloth and silver cutlery.
From the Sex Pistols vs The Clash, to Marvel Comics vs DC Comics, a wide range of contemporary poets take their inspiration from the landmarks of contemporary culture.
“Punk is the only music genre I know that consistently opens its mouth about taboo social and economic subjects in our society.
On the 14th June 2017, a fire engulfed a tower block in West London, seventy-two people lost their lives and hundreds of others were left displaced and traumatised.
My body is the stage and my tongue is the page” – Maakomele R. Manaka. Verbs that move mountains is a glimpse at the way poets, promoters and storytellers engage with spoken word around the world.
Published as part of the Liverpool City of Culture 2008 celebrations.
Ten by Ten is the brainchild of two local actors and theatre practitioners, Lisa Druett and Matt Lewney.
Eclectic anthology showcasing the writers from Salford’s exciting Evidently poetry events.
Sat 03 Dec
RT @Jo_Bell: See that book on the right? It's the best-selling 52 workbook. A broad and deep writing prompt for every week of the year, an…
Fri 02 Dec
And where did I read recently of the author and editor who, at a late stage, did a “change all” edit of the word pa… t.co/rSmGsZ0JVI
My #Prestwich #Manchester neighbour Dave @TheBlindPoetDS doing great work turning his sight loss into poetry and aw… t.co/lD9spaQQgr
Wed 30 Nov
#Manchester this Christmas show at new venue @53two will be ace. It’s a great chance to visit if you’ve not been be… t.co/DrRGUPz5vG
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