I wrote this poem for the 2016 Dickens Festival, at which Jaye Nolan from the Roch LitFest kindly invited me to perform. It is about a spot which the young Charles Dickens used to frequent and about which he would later be inspired to write. The poem flicks back and forth between the real life and the fictional, […]
A third poem inspired by a photo of Sibel Cahide Gul; this is a stunning image which both fictionalises and reveals the city. The poem attempts to do justice to the drama of the photo through linked haiku-like verses.
This is one of a series of poems resulting from a collaboration between Sibel Gul, a talented photographer based in Rochester, and Derek Sellen, writer. The images all relate to the Medway area. […]