My poem ‘Four Years from Now, Walking with my Daughter’ has been selected for the Emma Press Anthology of Fatherhood that launches in London in a few days (details below). I can’t make it down for the launch but Liam Owen’s animated version of the poem will be screening in my absence…

29th May 7 pm – 10 pm
Tea House Theatre
139 Vauxhall Walk, SE11 5HL London, United Kingdom

Join us for the launch of a splendid pair of new books from the Emma Press: ‘The Emma Press Anthology of Fatherhood’ and ‘Captain Love and the Five Joaquins’, by John Clegg.

Doors will open at 7pm and readings will start at 7.45pm.Readers will include Alan Buckley, Di Slaney, Flora de Falbe, Harry Man, Hugh Dunkerley, Jacqueline Saphra, James Harris, Jerrold Yam, John Canfield, John Fuller, Kirsten Irving, Martin Malone, Max Maher, Oliver Comins, Rachel Piercey, Richard O’Brien, Robert Hamberger, Sara Hirsch, Sarah Fletcher and John Clegg.

‘The Emma Press Anthology of Fatherhood’ is a moving and thought-provoking collection of poems about the strain and joy of parenthood. You can read more about it here:‘Captain Love and the Five Joaquins’, by John Clegg, is a thrilling adventure story told through prose and verse, following the progress of the bounty hunter Harry Love on his triumphant tour of California with the supposed head of horse-thief Joaquin Murrieta in a jar. You can read more about it here: