Joanna Lumley reads Ascot poem for Channel 4 opener

Absolutely Fabulous News for Racing as Joanna Lumley reads Ascot poem to open Channel 4's coverage of Royal Ascot 2014

BBC Premier of England World Cup Poem

A big thank you to everyone, from the famous to the not-so-famous who generously contributed their time and talent to help make a film of my World Cup poem 'That Time Again' which premiered on the BBC at 12.45 pm today.

Recording official Ascot poem with Joanna Lumley

In the studio yesterday with Joanna Lumley recording the official Ascot 2014 poem...

A poem for the Princess Royal

Upon the request of Princess Anne during a reception at Buckingham Palace, I have written a poem to highlight the plight of the Suffolk Punch.

Come Along to the Best Mate Statue on Gold Cup Day

I will be back on my soapbox at 12 noon beside Best Mate's statue giving my annual tribute... 

Damien Lewis' stirring rendition of 'The Harvest'

It was a mind-blowing honour to be sitting in such a place waiting for the moment when a poem I had written specially for this service...

Royal Ascot Commission

Terrific news!  Ascot has commissioned me to write a new poem...

(Soft) new website launch today!

With minimal fanfare, but great excitement, we quietly launch our new website today.

The Harvest at Westminster Abbey

A footballer’s dream is Wembley.  A cricketer’s…Lords.  For a jockey, the Derby.  It’s fair to say that a British poet’s summit is Westminster Abbey...

Poetry in pubs anyone?

The role of Cheltenham’s Poet in Residence has its hazards.  Having delivered a stirring recital on Gold Cup Day of ‘Best Mate’ in the royal box, the Racing Poet went to the local pubs in the evening to declaim his poetry...


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