Original Poems

Original Poems (57)

Wednesday, 22 September 1993 00:00

Poole Harbour

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I hate the seaNot for its salt or violenceBut for its quiet desperationIt's terrible monotony. Dad…
Monday, 02 October 2006 00:00


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  After this long dark summer,I feel the lightness of autumn approach.The sun is slippingAnd the…
Monday, 10 January 1994 00:00

The Smell of the Coast

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After our games had endedIn squabbles and in kicks,Our mouths raw and garishFrom too many boiled…
Sunday, 22 November 1998 00:00

Heart Surgeon

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She's taking back her lifeAnd only now it's starting to hurt Every smile has to be…
Tuesday, 22 December 1998 00:00

The Border

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Who recognises this border? A torn strip of shirtHanging on razor wireIn the spotlight of a…
Friday, 22 January 1999 00:00

A Poem Before You Got to Sleep

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  If wordsCould keepYou warm If thoughtsCould takeForm If lettersCould be hands FiguresTurn to flesh This…
Monday, 22 June 1987 00:00

The Open Window

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A window openOnto the blueWide as an oceanFar as a moon Through the windowInto the skyIn…
Friday, 22 September 2006 00:00

My Soul in my Bookcase

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You won't find my soulIn my briefcase.I checked it earlierThe lock was faulty andSomeone must have…
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Links and Contact Details

Live Tweeting

Over the last few years I've created some attention with my live coverage of the phone hacking trial in London, the most expensive and longest concluded criminal trial in British history. There are various accounts and articles about this on the web, including a radio play. My Twitter feed can be found here, and a collation of evidence from the trial, and all my live tweets, can be found at my Fothom Wordpress blog. There's also a Flipboard magazine and a Facebook Page. My Klout ranking is here.

More Journalism and Books

Various journalistic articles of mine are scattered throughout the web. There's some kind of portfolio at Muckrack. The most extensive reporting is for the Daily Beast and Newsweek, but there's more at the New Statesman, the New Republic, Aeon etc. I have two non fiction books published in the last year: The Fall of the House of Murdoch, available through Unbound or Amazon, and Beyond Contempt: the Inside Story of the Phone Hacking Trial, available via Canbury Press or also on Amazon. I am currently contributing to a new site for open source journalism, called Bellingcat, and advisor (along with Sir Harry Evans and Bill Emmott) to an exciting new crowdfunded journalism startip Byline

Getting in Contact

My generic email is my first name at That should get through to me pretty quickly. My Linked In profile is here. For non journalistic inquiries, for television stage and film, contact Howard Gooding at Judy Daish Associates. Examples of my television work can be found on IMDB. This links to the site for my forthcoming musical, Mrs Gucci. My radio plays can be found in various audiobook formats on Amazon and elsewhere.


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