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Friday
Oct242014

NSM

Nordic Surfers magazines kindly published a spread of words and photos called 'Solitary'

Monday
Oct132014

Huffington Post

My recent Huffington Post article, Nature Connection Will Be the Next Big Human Trend went viral, with 24k likes and over 6k shares. Please like and share if it strikes a chord.

Monday
Oct132014

Edges of Sanity

photo Tom Kay

 

The film Edges of Sanity is now live on The Guardian. Below is the text of the poem. 

 

Edges of Sanity

 

1.

It’s been said

On far shores, weary mariners hear voices

Songs so beautiful they cast a spell

There is no choice but to hear.

 

They claim these whispers hold a message

Each ear hears different music

But the same call hunts the senses:

 

Without risk, there is no beauty

Without chance, no adventure

Through suffering, wealth without limit

 

So we scheme and plan

And tell nobody of our dreams

Shuffle cards, chance vague variables

And tread endless road miles until

Close against cold ground we toss and turn

 

And summon black water

 

2.

For I am of the waiting deep

The great denier, the poised fist

Stalker of pitch oceans

Whose fingers twist about your throat…

 

I swallowed the sad pilgrims

Who fell to flat reef, their vessels sunk

Into water bitter as winter night

Beyond the edges of sanity

 

I am the waiting teeth of the rocks below

The grinning maw in the clouds

Bearer of the hourglass - killer of the short dim day

 

Who beckons you to dare

 

3.

The north song does not stop

Power in that promise

Goes beyond common meanings

 

You have walked in footsteps new

What was before will never be again

But memories of lined faces

 

And in the glowing after

Breaking bread the sweetest knot

All weight shed - light extraordinary

 

Until my whisper comes again…

And the future begs your listening 

The future begs your listening

Friday
Sep192014

"The Wildering" A2 Acrylic, chalk, crayon, pen and wax on canvas. 

Wednesday
Sep102014

The Ecologist recent published this article about the Wildfjords Trail.

Tuesday
Sep022014

Journal of Ideas, The Learned Pig, were kind enough to publish my poem heliotrope

 

Thursday
Aug212014

The Inertia recently published a piece called Seeking Stillness about big-wave surfer Mitch Corbett. 

Thursday
Aug212014


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Delighted for my poetry and painting to be published by Dark Mountain Project. If you don't already know them, please read their manifesto

Thursday
Aug212014

Agenda, one of the widest known and most respected poetry journals (founded in 1959 by Ezra Pound and William Cookson) have very kindly published three of my poems in their Broadsheet 22

Thursday
Aug142014

 


The esteemed Caught by the River published Of Other Dreams, my encounter with a snow-cave.