Author, poet, reader, sometime picture-taker.

And Other Rivers

A taste...


There are many ways to tame a bird

without first killing it.

Wing clipping, an old favourite. Leather ropes, coiled

around the reptilian ankle. Then there are leg-irons

the size of women’s rings Or, to go back to basics, twine.

The type they take birds to market with at the back of a scooter.

Strung feet up, eyes wide, wing bones sinking to the earth.


And from elsewhere, Samsui and After Word.