Some Newer Poems (Seasonal or Whisky-Related)
New Year Resolutions Written on New Years Day 2011
Christmas Wishes Written on Christmas Eve 2010
Whispered Listening Shut your eyes, breathe deeply
Questions for a Former Pot Still Stoker In journalistic spirit
the Toast Hot but not buttered
of Peat My smokiest whisky poem by far
Some Poems That Used to be the Newer
Bus Not Taken With Ironic Nods to Robert Frost
Days Sonnet for Songstress and Furniture Maker
FRCP FRCR On The Reitrement of Anna Gregor
Gregor is Retiring? The Inimitable, Formidable ...
Art and Science of Improving Health (Through changing jobs)
I Noticed On My Journey Here Today Arthur's Seat in Cameo Role
Duathletes' Blessing Starring Arthur's Seat...
Care For Everyone Who Helped
Us A Break Without Unpaid Carers ...
Call You By Your Name For Naming Ceremonies and Baptisms
Change Mentally Healthy
Place Business Trip Chill-Out
to a Hot Haggis Because Some Like it Hot
to a Hot Haggis With a Special Extra Verse for Girls
is a Blessing Wedding Poem for Mum and Howard
Bleeding For Amnesty International
Train Jess and Greg's Wedding Poem
Your Fella as Heart-throbby as Robbie A 'Response from the Lassies'
The Best Sex Education is Like This
Shop Pip Pip Mr Shipp
of That Saturday Shoe shopping and magic
in the City Words of Love to Your Sweetheart's Mobile
Need for Art If it's not true, tell me
is Bad Enough Why is information for patients (often) SO BAD?
As He Is Men and Valentines Day, bless them ...
"Classics of the Oeuvre"
Haiku For Oliver Kele Grayson
of Love Lucy and Etienne's Wedding Poem
Birds Hebridean Ornithology for Minimalists
Modern Classical Music Thrill
EyeSex Education Drama
Charity Shop Angst
Theology for Minimalists
Complaints at the Dream Factory Anti-Hollywoodism
Night Glimmery Twinkly Sparkly
Increasing Circles A Praise Poem for Great Circle Communications
For My Mate Clare
Fireworks A Sexy Concrete Poem
Flotsam Original Version of the Famous Poem About Flip Flops
Flotsam Film Narration Version of the Famous Poem About Flip
Wanting A Website
Flop Fact File Everything You Always Wanted To...
Funk A Groove Diggaz Tribute
Now Lyndsey and Jeremy's Wedding Poem
Circle Story Applied Narratology in the World of PR
Love Donna and Obbe's Wedding Poem
Improvised There And Then
Looking Out A Real Feelgood Number
Funk Groove As It Should Be
Was A Poet Tribute to Mr Stenhouse
The Loop Fasten Your Belts - And I Mean Tight!
I Want I Want I Want
Journey Liz and Andy's Wedding Poem
Up Seaside Sensuousness
Written by my Hormones with No Assistance from my Brain:
Number 2 in an Ongoing Series It Does What It Says On
The Can (Warning: Contains Strong Language)
Drum and Bass Appreciation
Lighthouse Telescope Imaginary New Scottish Architecture
Atoms of Delight
Sea King - Lewis and Harris My Ride In A Helicopter
Wonder in the Elevator A True Story
An Arboreal Metaphor
Night If Music Be The... For Minimalists
One Two Three Four...
Next Poem Delivery Dilemmas for Performance Poets
Intense Desire from a Distance
We Know A Millennium Retrospective
A Dreamy Seaside Spectacular
It's About Language
A Trio of Tributes (2004)
1) Poem for a Top Team
Over the last ten years, I've had the very great honour to have worked
with a unique team of sexual health educators who bring to senior school
pupils in Edinburgh the rare chance to talk and learn about relationships
and sex stuff in a really good way. I wrote a poem about this team,
for a special get-together. Tricia Munoz included this poem in a gorgeously
illustrated book full of team members' memories and tributes to Kerstin
Phillips who led the team so well until her retirement in 2004.
2) Poem for a Top Boss
My part time day job is with a pioneering NHS organisation called
SCAN, the South East Scotland Cancer Network, which is basically
about making care for cancer patients quicker, better and more friendly.
My boss there, Oliver Shipp, went and moved to London, which is great
for them, but a shame for us, cos he was great. And yes, there's a poem
about that too, Shipp
Shop, which my SCAN-mates helped me write for his farewell party
in June 2004.
3) Poem for a Top Poet
If it sounds unfeasible to have former workmates and a boss worth writing
poems about, what's the chance that the guy who comes round to assemble
furniture and empty the bins in your office happens to be a poetic comedy
genius? In my case that was true, but the man himself, writer of classic
emails in verse to all at the health board sadly died in June 2004.
I wrote Kenny
Stenhouse Was a Poet to share with those who knew the man and
his work, and can now share it more widely with those who didn't have
Poems Published Elsewhere
Living 2005 Edited by Alec Finlay. A lovely book of circle poems.
Wind Blown Clouds 2003,
Wind Blown Cloud (Morning Star) & 2005, Wind Blown Clouds(Rizzoli,
NY) edited by Alec Finlay. This isn't poems, it's photos of clouds.
But I don't have a separate section for books of photos of clouds yet.
Poetry Postcards 2004,
Tsunami (now Tsuko) Design, Six gorgeously designed poems on postcards
The Little Coltsfoot
2003, Chapman, 102-103 Centenary Issue of Scotland's Quality Literary
Birth and Beyond 2002,
newsletter of the Birth Resource Centre, (Baby
Oh I Can't Wait 2001,
self published collection of 3 poems, (Insight
Looking Out, Wishing,
The Jewelbox 2000,
CD produced by the Scottish Poetry Library, (Flip
Without Day 2000, pocketbooks,
Atoms of Delight 2000,
Scotland Autumn 1998, Quaterly journal, (Words)
Heavy Flow 1995, fanzine
produced by Saskia Hollins, (Poems
Written by my Hormones with No Assistance from my Brain: Number 2 in
an Ongoing Series)