Life, the UniVerse and canapes

Since I was fortunate enough to win Sheffield Hallam University’s UniVerse poetry competition last year, I was invited on to the judging panel for 2015, and I’ve also been invited to read at the presentation ceremony on 23rd April. Tickets are available here if you’re in the vicinity.


I’m in the middle, here. The tall chap at the back is James Giddings, whose poem was chosen as the winner this year. He’s a good poet, interesting and unusual.

I was placed second or third in previous years too, so I’ve got four up on this wall now…


…and part of the prize is a great copy of the canvas to take away. They’re lined up behind my computer, reminding me that sometimes people like poetry.