Available in Kindle format
These books are available from Amazon. (You don't need a Kindle to
read them - Kindle readers for Windows, Mac etc are available for free
Old Possum's book of Practical Pigs -
A selection of poems about Pigs in all walks of life. There are worthy
citizens such as Snuffles the Customs and
Excise Pig and the inventor Thomas Alva
Chitterling; cultural icons such as Dorado
da Porci the Renaissance Pig and Hogwash
the Token Artist; the sports stars McFarrow
the Racing Pig and Yakitori the Sumo Pig;
plus the occasional miscreant like Streaky Jones,
the star-crossed lovers Tub-o'-Lard and La
Belle Obese, and many others. A crackling good read. (They tell
me someone called Eliot once did something similar for cats.
Fifty Shades of Verse -
Recipes for fifty different verse forms from around the world,
with examples. Much of the material - though by no means all - can be
found in the Verse
Forms area of this website. Also includes the world's
longest villanelle (as far as I know...)
First Frush - This collection of
poems originally printed in Manifold magazine was published as
a chapbook in 1999, and Kindled in 2012.
Poems in anthologies
Cats Behaving Badly edited by (Barnes & Noble 2000) contains my parody Cat.
2000: A Time and a Place - Newark and Sherwood's
Millennium Chronicle contains Grummock,
a poem I wrote at the Southwell Poetry Festival.
I have had poems published in various magazines including Manifold, HQ (The Haiku
Quarterly), Poetry Nottingham
International, Poetry Greece,
and Philosophy Now.
Under the pseudonym of The Listener Crossword, which is published in The Times on Saturdays. Two of these have appeared in anthologies:, I have contributed several puzzles to
The Times The Listener Crossword (Times
Books 2002) contains my puzzle Cipher,
in which most of the clues are in code. The puzzles in this book are
arranged in order of increasing difficulty; Cipher
appears 37th of 60.
The Times The Listener Crosswords (Chambers 2008) contains my puzzle Typo. Here again the puzzles are arrange in order of increasing difficulty. Typo is an easy one by Listener standards, and appears 2nd of 60.
Be warned that Listener crosswords
have the reputation of being the hardest in the world!
The tessellating locking polyominoes that appear elsewhere on this site are also featured in The Penguin Dictionary of Curious and Interesting Geometry by (Penguin 1991).
I contributed puzzles to Take the IQ
Challenge 3 (Blandford 1990), The Ultimate
IQ Book (Ward Lock 1993) and The Ultimate
IQ Challenge (Ward Lock 1994).
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