To celebrate National Poetry Day this Thursday 6 October, here’s my reading from my latest poetry collection, A Model Archaeologist.
I’m really delighted with the lovely casebound hardcover of my 80 poem collection. Having a hardcover version also makes for a great memento for my bookshelf at home and as a copy for the British Library for legal deposit, where it’ll be available to peruse in the reading room, if you live in Yorkshire.
Can you tell in this video that I’m actually suffering from an awful strep throat infection? If you compare this video to my others, you’ll notice that I actually sound like I either chain smoke 80 a day (I’m a non smoker, btw) or you’ll hear the weariness in my sigh at the end (lol). I had considered recording the video again, but my throat felt like sandpaper and I might actually have ended up with laryngitis at the effort.