‘By the Old Airport’

‘By the Old Airport’ shortlisted for inaugural Milestones poetry competition. A poem I wrote about living near Kai Tak airport in Hong Kong will appear in the Milestones anthology later this year. It was among shortlisted poems. The ‘milestone’ in the poem is...

Two Poems in Stand magazine

Two Poems in Stand magazine, Issue 213: one old – ‘Shards’ from Raincheck Renewed one new – ‘Dealing in Numbers’ You can read them in the web edition here:...

Poem-A-Thon for The Poetry Society

Poem-A-Thon fundraiser for the Poetry Café 61 poets in an all-day non-stop poetry reading to raise funds for the Poetry Café Saturday 22 July 2017 | 12.00pm – 10.00pm Poetry Cafe, 22 Betterton Street, London WC2H 9BX London Join Facebook event here To help me raise...

The Reluctant Commentator

It’s not often that my writing life, fiercely compartmentalized, coincides with my real life. Yet this month it did, and I’m not sure if this serendipity is charming or alarming. I’ve just completed a highly political novel set in India in the late 1990s: at the cusp...

Tactical Reading

I’ve contributed an essay to this book, out just before the UK General Election 2017. My essay is on Zac Goldsmith and on the themes of Political FlipFlops. It also comments on the leaflet campaign aimed at “British Indians” in the last London Mayoral...