Publications and events

Recent poems have featured in Envoi (upcoming), The Stinging Fly, London Grip, The Sentinel Literary Quarterly, Coast to Coast to Coast and The Interpreter’s House. I was also recently highly commended in Words By the Water’s 2018 competition. My first collection of poetry, Scarecrow, was published in 2017.

‘Temple for Mithras’ and ‘Calypso’ in the anthology Tempest, Patrician Press, 2018 (upcoming, Winter 2018)
‘What Makes It Real’, in Envoi (upcoming, Winter 2018)
Reading: Aldeburgh Poetry Festival, a Magma and Coast to Coast to Coast event with Rebecca Gethin, Polly Atkin and James Goodman, 4 November.
Reading: University of Essex, Literature, Film and Theatre studies Department, 2 October
‘There are No Mountains’, displayed at Marsden Walking Weekend / Poetry and Place event.
The Orphaned Spaces, Dunlin Press, 2018
Compere: Poetrywivenhoe, Ekphrasis project with Mosaic Stanza group, Colchester, 29 June
Reading: New Town, Colchester, community day opened by John Cooper Clarke
‘Caution Please’, in The Stinging Fly (Issue 38, Volume 2, Summer 2018)
‘A Viewfinder’, in The Poetry Village (May 2018)
Reading: Poetrywivenhoe, with guest poet Rebecca Watts, Wivenhoe, Essex, 26 April
Reading: Crossing Borders II, with Poetrywivenhoe, Suffolk Poetry Society (hosts), University of Suffolk, Ipswich, 25 April
Compere: Poetrywivenhoe, with guest poet John Greening, 22 March
‘Request Stop’, highly commended, Ways With Words, Words By the Water poetry competition 2018
‘Unsaid’, in London Grip, February 2018
Chair: Writing the Place, with Syd Moore (noveslist), Robin Brooks (radio dramatist) and Nicola Werenowska (playwright), Essex Book Festival, FirstSite, Colchester, 4 March
Reading: launch of Towards the Light: Poems of Reconciliation, Essex Book Festival, The Minories, Colchester, 3 March
‘Tomorrow’s Flowers’ and ‘Les Fleurs de Demain) (trs) in Towards the Light: Poems of Reconciliation, ed. Vivien Whelpton, Kapaju Books, March 2018
‘An Anniversary’, in The Sentinel Literary Quarterly, Issue: January-March 2018
Compere: Poetrywivenhoe, with guest poet Kit Wright, 25 January

Reading: launch of Coast to Coast to Coast, Issue 2, at Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool, 19 December
‘Ways’ in Coast to Coast to Coast, Issue 2, eds. Maria Isakova Bennett and Michael Brown
Reading: at The Great Big Poetry Open Mic, with David Canning, Essex Poetry Festival, 11 October
Speaking/host: launch of Priced Out, by Tinsel Edwards, Atom Gallery, London, 3 August
Editor: Priced Out, by Tinsel Edwards, Dunlin Press
Reading: Poetrywivenhoe, 25 May
Interviewed: ‘Poems Wirth Crowing About’, in Colchester Gazette, 14 April
Reading: Poetry Aloud, Bury St Edmunds, 28 March
Reading: Crossing Borders, with Poetrywivenhoe, Suffolk Poetry Society (hosts), University of Suffolk, Ipswich, 21 March
Reading: launch of Scarecrow, Wivenhoe Bookshop, Wivenhoe, 17 March
Scarecrow, debut collection, Dunlin Press, March
‘Day Lilies’ in The Interpreter’s House, Issue 64, February

MW Bewick Scarecrow



The Stinging Fly


Towards the Light: Poems of Reconciliation


The Sentinel Literary Quarterly


Coast to Coast to Coast


The Interpreter’s House: Issue 64


The Migrant Waders


Est: Collected Reports from East Anglia


From the City to the Saltings: Poems from Essex


Smoke: A London Peculiar