published three collections of poetry: "unconcerned
but not indifferent - the life of Man Ray", 2006 Ninth Arrondissement
Press, "Everyday Objects, Chance Remarks",
Press and "Postcards to Olympus",
2004 Poetry Monthly Press.
he has an MA in Creative and Life Writing from Goldsmiths, University of London.
have appeared in the following magazines or ezines :
Acumen, Ambit, Angle, Apostrophe,
Magazine, Boomerang, Black
People, The Ekphrastic Review, The-errorist,
Erosha, Envoi, Eyewear, The Fenland Reed, Goldfish, Ink Sweat and Tears, The
Interpreters House, Krax, LabLit,
Legend, Littoral, London Grip,
Magma, Maintenant (USA), Moonstone, Neon, Nth
With Pipework, The Ofi Press Literary Magazine, Orbis,
Other Poetry, P.F.S.Post,
Monthly, Poetry Nottingham International, The Poetry Box, The Poet Tree, Haiku Presence,
Read The Music, Red
Knoll, Snakeskin, Sol, South, South Bank Poetry, Southend Poetry,
SpinDrifter (USA), Strange
Magazine, Tears In The Fence, Trespass, Twelve Rivers,
Verse Libre, Visionary
Tongue, Welcome, The Whistle House, Winedark Sea (NZ),The
Did I hear That (2012), a creative project with Royal Philharmomic Society to explore using music as a source of inspiration.
A poem of mine appeared on a 'Poem Card' distrubuted around Southend on Sea as part of the 2014 Southend festival
in these anthologies :
What the Elephant Said to the Peacock (Dempsey & Windle 2018)
Fifty Ways to Fly (Rhythm & Muse 2017)
Ornith-ology: the poetry of birds (Poetry Wivenhoe & Mosaic 2016)
Day Begin... (Wivenbooks 2015)
GOLD: 30 years of Southend Poetry (2015)
Inspired by Hungarian poetry: British poets in conversation with Attila József (2013)
From the City to the Saltings: Poems from Essex. (Poetry in Practice 2013)
Pelaton (Templar Poetry 2013)
Birdbook 2: Freshwater Habitats ( Sidekick Books 2012)
Snap (Templar Poetry 2010)
Ava Gardner: Touches of Venus ( 2010)
Genius Floored (Soaring Penguin 2009)
Losing the Edge (Ragged Raven Press 2009)
Buzz (Templar Poetry 2008)
Lifemarks: Poetry about the big events of life (Cub. December 2007)
Solitaire (Templar Poetry 2007)
a collection of erotic poetry (Satjar Projects 2006)
Sleepless Sands (Earlyworks Press 2006)
A Dress of Nettles (Ragged Raven Press 2004)
Off The Wall - Anthology of Comic Verse (2003)
The Sensitively Thin Bill of the Shag (Biscuit Publishing 2003)
Saturday Night Desperate (Ragged Raven Press 2003)
Uno (Comrades Press 2002)
Co-editor of: From the City to the Saltings, Poems From Essex (2013), Sentinal Champions issue 11, Sentinal Champions issue 5
stories in :
House of Pain,
Monas Hieroglyphica, Udolpho,Visionary
performed at :
Poetry Cafe Covent Garden. The
Troubadour Earls Court. Cabaret
Voltaire Colchester. The
Essex Poetry Festival. The Leigh Folk Festival. Nottingham Poetry
Society. The Palace Theatre (Westcliff). Southend Library. The
Southend Poetry Group. Club Riga, Westcliff. Sundown (Southend). Waterstones (Southend). St Benets Church, Blackfriars
Arts Centre. Shakespeare
and Company, Paris. Oxfam Poetry Series, Marylebone High St.
poetrywivenhoe. Rayleigh Arts Festival. Derwent Poetry Festival. Lumen Poetry Series. Camden Poetry Series. Ride the Word. I Scream Sunday. Howl, Poets off the Shelf, Ware Poets, Poetry Aloud, Enfield Poets.
"As a live performer he mixes depth and subtle
humour " Jamie Spracklen writing in Visionary Tongue Magazine
Poetry Please, BBC Radio 4
BBC Radio Essex
Sue Marchant show BBC Radio Cambridgeshire/Essex/Suffolk
Poem featured on the 'Listening Wall' at Poetry International at the Southbank Centre, London.
workshops at :
Essex Book Festival, Ely Folk Festival,
Essex Poetry Festival, London South Bank University, The Southend Poetry
Ely Folk Festival, Poet in Residence 2015 & 2016.
Triple Vision (with John Downs & Gary Summons), The Ilford
Gallery, Tottenham Street, London W1 1988.
In Pursuit of the Hirsuit (with Paul Ruddock), The Natural History
Museum, London. August - November 2004.
Traced in the Shadows - Ways of Looking
Poetry Cafe, Betterton St. London WC2, 1st-30th September, 2005.
The Gallery, Chelmsford Central Library, Essex,
1st-30th October, 2006.
A.N.P.Q 4 Avenue Marcellin Albert, 34800, Péret, France 20 June – 25 July 2009
traced in the shadows:
derek adams: ways of looking at poets, photography -
tanguy flot, tableaux
Photographs of contemporary British poets contrast with images cut
from fabric and built with layers of hand-worked clay. Two artists
whose work reveals a shared perception of the essence of the image http://www.anpq.org/
Icebytes, Ledbury Poetry Festival, 1st - 10th July 2011
Poetry Cafe, Betterton St. London WC2, 5th March to mid April 2012