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Hiding in the Pub to Cutting the Cord

Hiding in the Pub to Cutting the Cord, was a research project looking at ways men have been involved in childbirth and I was delighted to take part in an aspect of this a while back. My poem, Successful Parenting – Chapter One was published in the poetry pamphlet below.

This pamphlet sold out very quick but can still be found as a free download from researcher, Laura King’s excellent site if you wish to read it. I’m on page 8.

As part of the project, I took part in an appearance at the Coventry Mysteries Festival in June and a full audio podcast of the poetry event can be found at the same link. I start at 2min45sec but you have to ignore the drumming in the background by another event who totally gatecrashed the moment.

Because of that drumming, my piece only got an extract once it had stopped in the short film produced for the project. You get about ten seconds but I am there at about 7min7secs into the film and this film can also be viewed by clicking the link below.

It was a great project to take part in and I am grateful to have had the opportunity. I only wish the publishers had printed more copies so people could still buy one. Oh well.

Link to Hiding in the Pub to Cutting the Cord – Pamphlet download, film and podcast.



This Saturday – 16 June, I shall be reading my latest poem at the Coventry Mysteries Festival during the launch of a new poetry pamphlet in which my poem is included. Hiding in the Pub to Cutting the Cord is published by Nine Arches Press and I shall give details how to get it as soon as I know.

All poems will be on display in a marquee in Broadgate, Coventry from 10am till 4pm and poetry readings are between 12 and 1pm.





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