On Saturday 19 February, 2022 I will be reading at the Faversham Literary Festival with my dear friend Fiona Sinclair. Fiona’s latest collection is Greedy Cow was published a few months ago by Smokestack and includes poems about her latest passion, riding pillion on her husband’s motorcycle around the lanes of Kent.
I will be reading new work like this poem about my mother published by The Phare magazine as well as pieces about the beauties of living on the coast. (You can hear Cleopatra on Portstewart Strand on The Phare‘s podcast here.) We look forward to sharing our poems with you – frank, poignant, often funny, always life-affirming – about surviving mental health difficulties. 2021’s festival was overtaken by the pandemic and it is wonderfully exciting to see its return. More details to follow.