The First Wife's Tale has been long-listed
for the Wales Book of the Year 2007
in collection The
First Wife's Tale,
2006, Shoestring Press
ISBN-13 978 1 904886 46 4.
ISBN-10 1 904886 46 9
Some people fall
into a sly black hole.
surf the net, find young good-looking men
knew years back, now bald and gross, and some
there were, I cannot find at all.
names are quite unusual; though I spell
right, thereís no response; theyíre either dead
stunned by beer and pills, or lost abroad;
some Iíve quite forgotten. Just as well.
count them out, those who were young with me.
the night sky, now slowly turning grey,
few bright stars still burn at break of day;
them, multitudes that you canít see.
type my own name in the flattened square;
thousand references appear.
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Poem Cards -
First Person to Stop Clapping will be Disciplined";
"Letter to My Rival"
"The First Wife's Tale"
"The Latin Master's Story"
"The Georgians", Shoestring Press;
"Effie: A Victorian Scandal, From Ruskin's wife to Millais' Muse"