• Novel - THE DEVIL'S THROAT by Lynn Haywood, Amazon paperbacks (March 2019)
  • Novel – THE DEVIL’S THROAT by Lynn Haywood, Amazon Kindle books (2016)
  • Notes from the Balcony (Indigo Dreams Publishing, 2014)
  • Something and Nothing (Indigo Dreams Publishing, 2011)
  • Ongoing Reviewer for Reach Poetry Magazine, Indigo Dreams Publishing (over 50 reviews)
  • Contributor: Heart Shoots Anthology, (Indigo Dreams Publishing and Macmillan Cancer Support, 2013)
  • Contributor: Poems for the Pollen Path, (The Saturday Writers, Friends of the Earth Bee Cause, 2013)
  • Feature Poet: Orbis, (editor Carole Baldock)
  • Poems in many anthologies and journals: Amethyst Review, Envoi, Orizont Literar Contemporan, Poetry News, Ink Sweat and Tears, The Dawntreader, The Hedgehog Press, Reach Poetry, Norwich Writer’s Circle Anthology, Bards of Blidworth and Beyond, Anthology, and others.


Poems featured at the Norwich Millennium Library with Poetry Unbound, display and website: Inundation Exhibition; RISE; The Pollen Path; Flight and MELT Exhibition with The Greenhouse Art Gallery, Norwich and The Atrium and The Forum, Norwich: Katelios Group for research and Protection of Marine and Terrestrial Life, Museum and web site, Kefolonia, Greece.


Readings / Performance

  • An evening of music and poetry (with Jade Shuttle and Sue Burge) NWT Cley Marshes, Feb 2018
  • Poetry and Pimms, NWT Cley Marches (with Mathew Howard and Julia Webb) 
  • Norwich Poetry, Jurnett’s Bar, Featured Poet
  • Notes From The Balcony, book launch, in association with Poetry Unbound, the Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library, December 2014
  • The Forum, Norwich, with The Greenhouse (on Global Warming)
  • Poetry Society Stanza Bonanza, September 2014
  • Flight, Sat group performance, June 2013
  • Poetry at Olives, October 2013
  • Poems for the Pollen Path, raising funds for Friends of the Earth Bee Cause campaign, Poetry readings in the Garden, (with The Saturday Writers), The Greenhouse, Norwich, May 2013
  • Poetry Unbound in Association with Writing Britain: The Broads Effect. Norwich Millennium Library (landscape and ghost poems), February 2013
  • Camden and Lumen Poetry, London Poetry Project supporting the Cold Weather Shelters, Indigo Dreams Poets, October 2012
  • Poetry at Olive’s, feature poet, poems from Something and Nothing, May, 2012
  • Newark Open Prize giving, January 2012
  • Café Writers, Book Launch,  June 2011
  • Love in the Library, Cromer, Feb 14th 2011
  • Cromer Library, Words and music, 25th July 2009
  • West Runton Poetry Festival, April 2008


Plus many open-mics, Café Writers, Olives, Poetry Unbound, Wedding and Christening ceremonies ...



Commended Indigo Dreams Publishing Poetry collection competition, a two book award


1st Prize: Member’s Poems, Poetry Society, Poetry Review; Thynks Open (2012); Quantum Leap (34)

2nd Prize: Reader’s Vote, Reach 2017,

3rd Prize: Newark Open; Orbis; Reach,

 + others

Commended in the Poetry Society Stanza competition and nominated for The Forward Prize, by Paul McGrane of the Poetry Society, (2014)




 A more concise list with links to some poems follows:


Poems Published:

Phasmidae, Reach Poetry Issue 250, July (commemorative)

A hole in his ear where a shot went through, 'FOR THE SILENT', anthology published by Indigo Dream Publishing, May

My Sister's House, Reach Poetry, Issue 247, April

Night Snow Angels, Quantum Leap, Issue 85, February

LONG LISTED, Judy Out of The Box, Cinnamon Press Pamphlet Competition

Open Mic

The Funcky Mackeral, Sheringham, July


Paper Boats by Sheila Aldous, Reach Poetry, Issue 252, September

Someone was here by Kathryn Southworth, Reach Poetry, Issue 251, August

The Blue Boob Club by Daphne Milne, Reach Poetry, Issue 250, July

Mapping by Mark Totterdell, (2019) Reach Poetry, Issue 248, May

Elastic Man by Paul McGrane, Reach Poetry, Issue 245, February

Difficult Women by Nicola Jackson, Reach Poetry, Issue 245, February


THE DEVIL'S THROAT, paperback version available on Amazon


Poems Published:

The Soldier's Return, Reach Poetry, Issue 242, (i.m. First World War) November

Hedgehogs - I've had a few, Ode to a Hedgehog Stickleback Collection, The Hedgehog Press, October

A beach fairy from the strand line, Amethyst Review August 12  Read Poem

Judy' Reflection,  Cult of the Spiny Hedgehog   Read Poem

A Windmill, Amethyst Review, 16 July  Read Poem

Summer Joy, Reach Poetry Issue 238, July

Stepping Off The Bus After School, Quantum Leap 41st Subscribers Comp, Commended February

Standing Stones, Quantum Leap, Editor’s Cut, 20th Anniversary Issue, Jan 2018


Advice to a Traveller, John Foggin issue 241, October

Ghosting for Beginners, Reach Poetry Issue 240, September

The Key to Number Three, Reach Poetry Issue 239, August

Plainsong by Stephen Bone, Reach Poetry Issue 237, June

The Rainmaker’s Wife by Kathleen Jones, Reach Poetry Issue 236, May

The Punkawallah’s Rope by Chris Salt, Reach Poetry Issue 235, April

Seal Wife by Kitty Coles, Reach Poetry Issue 234, March

A Merry Aggregate of Atoms by Carol Argyris Reach Poetry Issue 233, February

You’ve never seen a doomsday like It by Kate Garrett, Reach Poetry Issue 232, January


Poems Published:

November Movements, Reach Poetry,, 230, November

Curlew, Reach Poetry, 228, September

Lavender Habits, Reach Poetry, 226, July, 2nd Place Reader’s Vote

Car Booty, Reach Poetry 223, April

Icelandic V, Fifty Ways to Fly (Anthology) edited by Alison Hill, Rhythm and Muse,

Wulf Monath or Hood’s True North, Reach Poetry, Issue 220, Jan 4th Place reader’s Vote

Shed, Reach Poetry, Issue 221, February


Other: Reached top 100 with Mslexia competition


The Knifethrower’a Wishlist by Nicola Warick, Reach Poetry, Issue 231, December

Kaleidoscope by Mick Yates, Reach Poetry, Issue 229, October

Strawberries and Black Pudding by Joyce Mansour / Carol Martin-Sperry, Reach 228, September

Playing Alice by Jenny Hamlet, Reach Poetry, Issue 227, August

Shippen by Dawn Bauling, Ink, Sweat & Tears, July  Read review

Red Lipstick & Revelations by Catherine Graham, Reach Poetry, Issue 226, July

Like A Fish Out Of Batter by Jan Moran Neil, Reach Poetry, Issue 225, June

Ju ju baby by Caroline Carver Reach Poetry, Issue 220, January




Novel – THE DEVIL’S THROAT by Lynn Haywood

Amazon Kindle books:      

Read Pages

Poem published:

Sledge in Winter, Reach Poetry, Issue 219, December

Auyuittuq, Reach Poetry, Issue 218, November (Read on my Poem's Page)

Birding, Reach Poetry, Issue 216, Sept

Dearest, The Dawntreader, Issue 035, Summer

Small Reconciliation, Reach Poetry, Issue 214, July


Exhibitions with poems:

New Winds, Inundation Exhibition, Feb - The Greenhouse Gallery, Bethel Street, Norwich + Booklet


take your experience and peel it by Mab Jones, Issue 218, November

FOUR PORTIONS OF EVERYTHING FOR M’SIER MONET by Penelope Shuttle, Issue 217, October

BREADCRUMBS by Deborah Harvey, Issue 216, September

FRAYED by Natalie Scott, Reach Poetry, Issue 215, August

A GAP IN THE RAIN by Barbara Cumbers, Reach Poetry, Issue 212 May

JONGLEUR IN THE COURTYARD by Mandy Pannett, Reach Poetry, Issue 210 March


Poems Published:

New Winds, (poem) The Poetry Society, Poetry Stanza Competition 2014, Commended,  Read Poem

Nominated for The Forward Prize 2015 by Paul Mc Grane


Twelve Feathers (for Pixie), Reach Poetry, Issue 197, February, (Issue 198) 3rd Place Reader’s Vote

Re-cycling, Reach Poetry, Issue 207, Dec

Autumn Field Agent, Reach Poetry, Issue 205, October

Love is a Journey, wedding poem, St Peter’s Church, 2 May, (details on my web (blog) page)

Glass Mice, Reach Poetry, Issue 199, April

Exhibitions with poems

Engineering the Extinct, RISE Exhibition April – July, The Greenhouse Gallery, Bethel Street, Norwich


What Colour Do Flamingos’ Dream In, in association with Poetry Unbound @ the Millennium Library, Norwich. Feb 14th for a few weeks … then web site


THE WEIGHT OF COMING HOME by Jennifer A McGowan, Reach Poetry, Issue 207, Dec

ARTEFACTS by Mick Yates, Reach Poetry, Issue206, Nov

The Poultry Lover’s Guide to Poetry by Helen Kay, Reach Poetry, Issue 204, Sept

Close as Second Skins by Amina Alyal and Oz Hardwick, Reach Poetry, Issue 204 Sept

BAD FOR EARS by RG Gregory, Reach Poetry, Issue 202, July

JUBILATION WOODS by Juliet Johns, Reach Poetry, Issue 199, April

WITHIN THE HOURGLASS by B M Jackson, Reach Poetry, Issue 199, April

MAP READING FOR BEGINNERS by Deborah Harvey, Reach Poetry, Issue 198, March

ALCHEMY OF VISION by Geoffrey Winch, Reach Poetry, Issue197 February


Envoi issue 170, June, by Patrick Lodge

Orbis issue 171, Spring, by David Troman

Quantum Leap Poetry Magazine, Issue 69, February, by Alan J. Carter


August: Poetry and Pimms, NWT Cley Marshes, poems on nature and from my two collections

February: Olive’s at Jurnett’s Bar, from ‘Notes’

Other Courses:

Online Prose Poetry with Carrie Etter, The Poetry School


New collection:

NOTES FROM THE BALCONY, Indigo Dream Publishing, 2014, ISBN: 978-1-909357570.   68pp £8.99

Reviewed: Reach Poetry Issue 195, Dec, by B M Jackson

Poems published:

Notes From The Balcony, Reach Poetry Issue 195, Dec, (previously published Hearts Shoots Anthology Indigo Dreams Publishing with Macmillan Cancer Support, 2013 (first published in Envoi))

Dark Age Times, QQ Press, Poetry Workshop Book, Bumper Edition (2014) (3 poems)

Ten Things You Need To Start A Museum "

Mean Rabbit "

New Winds, The Poetry Society, Poetry Stanza Competition 2014,   Commended

Parallel Planes, Reach Poetry, Issue 193, October

On the Beach, Reach Poetry, Issue 191, August

The Creature in my Garden, The Dawntreader, Issue 027, summer

Spring Triggers,  Reach Poetry, Issue 186, March

Woodland Signs, Reach Poetry, Issue 188, May


SLATE RISING by Alison Hill, Reach Poetry, Issue 194, Nov

A HORSE CALLED AMBITION, by Rachel Gillian North, Indigo Dreams Publishing, blog Feb 22nd

Readings and Exhibitions with poems:

NOTES FROM THE BALCONY  Book Launch, in association with Poetry Unbound @ the Millennium Library, Norwich, 10 December, 2014.

Poetry Society, Poetry Stanza Bonanza, Reading at the Poetry Cafe, London. 10 minute reading from my two collections, Sept 24

‘MELT’ Exhibition Group show.  Oct 2 – Nov 25 The Greenhouse Gallery, Bethel Street, Norwich.

1) Auyuittuq

2) Autumn Field Agent



At The Forum, Norwich,  25 – 29 Nov

  • On Fracking
  • On the Beach (Haiku)


Norfolk and Norwich Open Studios Taster Exhibition, Fri 18 – Wed 23 April, The Atruim, Norwich

1) The night they turned off the street lights in our town. (first published in Ink Sweat and Tears)


‘FLIGHT’ Exhibition Group show. 24 May – 8 June, The Greenhouse Gallery, Bethel Street, Norwich.

1) The night they turned off the street lights in our town.

2) Icelandic V

Followed by a reading with the Saturday Writers, 1st June 2 – 4 pm.


Poem published:

Sunday Syndicate, Reach Poetry, Issue183, Dec

Spiralling, Reach Poetry, Issue 178, July

The Lost Egg of Caretta Caretta, + profile, Orizont Literar Contemporan, April   Read Poem

Assembly Instructions for February Field Agent, Poems for the Pollen Path, Saturday Writers, Pamphlet for Friends of the Earth Bee Cause. May 2013.  + Exhibition + poem touring with

The Wings of Little Things, Reach Poetry, May Issue 176

Notes From the Balcony, Hearts Shoots Anthology Indigo Dreams Publishing with Macmillan Cancer Support, 2013 (first published in Envoi)

The Scarf, Reach Poetry Issue 174 March, 4th Place Reader’s Vote

Terms Ha, Poetry Unbound, Norwich Millennium Library, display and web-site, February

Lately,  Reach Poetry Issue 173 February

The First Thing I learned About Wild Peacock Watching, Newark Open, Highly Commended, Jan


Gentlemen lift the sea, by rg Gregory, Reach Poetry, Issue 177, June

‘Within The Ballad Boughs’ by Bernard M Jackson Reach Poetry Issue 175, April

‘How To Paint Fireworks’ by Laura Jayne Friedlander Reach Poetry Issue 175, April

‘The colour of French’ by Poul  Webb, Reach Poetry Issue 174, March

The Excitement of Raindrops’ by Norman Bissett, Reach Poetry Issue173, February


Poetry at Olive’s: (with Bob Sheed) 15 October, Olive’s Bar. Elm Hill, Norwich.


The Pollen Path Exhibition: Poetry Reading in the Garden, The Saturday Writers.

The Greenhouse Gallery, Bethel Street, Norwich. May 26th, 3.30 – 4.30.

Also with: A Poetry Unbound Event at Norwich Millennium Library, with The Saturday Writer’s, December


Writing Britain: The Broads Effect,  A Poetry Unbound Event in association with Norwich Millennium Library, Feb 15th (with Andrew McDonnell)


Newark Poetry Society,  Jan 26th The first thing I learned about wild peacock watching, (Newark Open Comp 2012, Highly Commended) (snowbound, other read my poem!!)


Copy editor and typeset

 ‘A Horse Called Ambition’ by Rachel Gillian North, Indigo Dreams Publishing, Dec 2013  ( )


Poem published:

Castle of Antimacheia, The Dawntreader Issue 020 Autumn

Wedding Poem, blog Dec 2012

A Crocodile’s Predicament, Thynks Publications, Fifty Funny Poems for Children, anthology (2012)

Dribble, Reach Poetry Issue 170, November

Ten Things You Need to Start a Museum, Reach Poetry Issue 168 September

By the Major Oak, 1st Prize, Thynks Open Competition 2012, July, web and anthology,  Bards of Blidworth and Beyond’ December

Sleeping Boy, Poetry Unbound, Norwich Millennium Library, display and web-site, July

Lady of the Castle Gallery, Reach Poetry Issue 166, July

Yellow Noise, Reach Poetry Issue 166, July

A Solitary Man, Reach Poetry Issue 164, May

Haiku Under the Tree Canopy, The Dawntreader, 018, Spring

Friends, Norwich Writers’ Circle 41st Open Competition, 2012, Commended, Anthology Collection.

Phasmidae, Reach Poetry Issue 162, March

Haiku, After the Hail Storm, Quantum Leap Haiku Comp. Commended, booklet,

Trace,  Newark Poetry Society Open Competition, 2011, 3rd Prize, (on web) Jan

Ice Bonds, Ink Sweat and Tears, 05/01/12, 12 Days of Christmas (Twelfth day)


REVIEW grass’ by Chry Salt, Reach Poetry Issue 170 November

REVIEW ‘A Touch of Midas’ by Bernard M Jackson, Reach Poetry Issue 167 August

REVIEW ‘Long Exposure at Cordoba’ by Katherine Crocker, Reach Poetry Issue 167 August

REVIEW ‘All the Missing Names of Love’ by Roselle Angwin, Reach Poetry Issue 165 June

REVIEW ‘Onion and Other Intentions’ by Maggie Norton, Reach Poetry Issue 162 March

REVIEW ‘Over Misty Plains’ by Alessio Zanelli, Reach Poetry Issue 162 March

REVIEW ‘Spots of Time’ by Norman Bissett, Reach Poetry Issue 160, January



St Peter’s Church, Easton, Norwich, 15th Dec (Wedding Poem)

Poetry Unbound, Nov, (open mike)

Camden and Lumen Poetry, London, Indigo Dreams Poets, 5th October

Cafe Writer’s, July (open mike)


Poetry at Olive’s, feature poet (with Julia Webb) 22 May

Olives in Norwich, Feb, (Open Mike) (Trace)

Newark Poetry Society, 3rd prize, presentation and reading 21st January,  Newark (Trace)


Something and Nothing reviews

Clairr O’Connor, Orbis 159, Spring 2012


The Snow Waltz, Quantum Leap Open Comp. 2nd Place. QL 56

The Way, Reach Poetry Issue 158, November

Leg Games, Reach Poetry Issue 157, October

Dogs on the Beach

Grey Matters, The Dawntreader  016, Autumn

The Embrace, Quantum Leap 55, runner up - Aug

Cloud Dancing, Reach Poetry Issue 155, (first Published QL)

The Night They Turned off The Street Lights, Ink Sweat and Tears, August 4th  Read Poem

The Rustle, The Dawntreader  015, summer

Words, Reach Poetry Issue 153, June, promoting S & Nothing

Oranges and Chickenpox, Reach Poetry Issue 151, April, promoting S & Nothing

The Rainmaker, Reach Poetry Issue 150, March, promoting S & Nothing

Poem for Daniel, Reach Poetry Issue 149, Feb (Christening poem)

Standing Stones, Quantum Leap 5, Feb, promoting writing holiday, 1st published in Reach,  Read on my Poem's Page

Slice,  Ink Sweat and Tears, 15/2/11 commission and brief bio for S & N

Johnny Rook, The Dawntreader, Issue 013, Jan


REVIEW ‘Whale Language: Songs of Iona by Angela Locke, Reach Poetry Issue 154 July

REVIEW, ‘Fixing Things’ by Roger Elkin, Reach Poetry Issue 150


August 28, Organized ‘Poet’s Day Out’ in Cromer


Reading from Something and Nothing at Café Writers, June


Feb.  ‘Something and Nothing’, 1st collection published by Indigo Dreams

Something and Nothing reviewed by Alan Carter, Quantum Leap Issue 54, June

Something and Nothing reviewed by B M Jackson Reach Poetry Issue 153, June


Happy Tuesday! Visible Breath, Anthology Indigo Dreams, Dec

Cinders in the Kitchen, Reach Poetry Issue 147, Dec

Morston Boardwalk, The Dawntreader, Issue 012

A Walk in the Fridge, Reach Poetry Issue 144, September

Small Issues, Reach Poetry Issue 143, August


Indigo Dream Summer Collection Competition, Commended (7th place) accepted for publication of first collection


Feature Poet Orbis issue 151 Spring,

Moving On

Glass Mice

Purple Elephant placed 3rd Prize Reader’s Vote    Read on my my Poem's Page

Night Lights


Jenny’s Rock, The Dawntreader, Issue 011, Summer

Annual Pit Outing, Crab Lines Off The Pier, Anthology Indigo Dreams, June 2010

Bus Fare, Fosseway Writer’s Poetry Competition 2010, 2nd Prize, Judge Tom Warner

The Wanderer, Quantum Leap Issue 50, May


Morning Papers, Reach Poetry Issue 140, May  Read Poem

Squash, Reach Poetry Issue 140, May   

The Raggedy Men of Cromer Pier, Reach Poetry Issue 138, Indigo Dreams Press, March  Read on Poem's Page

Mauve Stinger, The Dawntreader, Issue 010, February


Notes From the Balcony, Envoi Issue 155, February

Desert, Envoi Issue 155, February   Read on Poem's Page


REVIEW, ‘Birdwatching Holidays on the Isle of Bute’ Quantum Leap, Issue 52 Dec

REVIEW, ‘Choosing the Route’ by Patrick B Osada, Reach Poetry Issue 146, Nov

REVIEW, ‘Indigo Dreams Revisited’ by Ronnie Goodyer, Envoi Issue 157, Oct

REVIEW, The Lost Songs by Oz Hardwick, Reach Poetry Issue 139, April

REVIEW, ‘Letting the Road-Dust Settle by Geoffrey Winch’ Reach Poetry Issue 138, Indigo Dreams Press, February


Old Stumpy, By the Winter Fires, Anthology, Indigo Dreams Press, December

Words on White, Reach at Christmas Issue 135, Indigo Dreams Press, December

Night Snow Angels, Reach Poetry Issue 134, Indigo Dreams Press, November

Woodland Fox Duet, Reach Poetry Issue 134, Indigo Dreams Press, November

Elinor by the Waterfall, The Dawntreader Issue 008, Indigo Dreams Press. Autumn 2009

Designing Him, Reach Poetry Issue 131, Indigo Dreams Press. August

Seven Miles and Flying, Best of Reach Poetry 2008, Indigo Dreams Press, June       Read on Poem's Page

A Local Zoo Opens Soon And Again Last Night Anthology, Indigo Dreams Press, June

Cloud Dancing The Editors Cut 10th Anniversary Anthology Quantum Leap, April

Standing Stones Reach Poetry Issue 126, Feb 09, Indigo Dreams Press. Reader’s Vote – 2nd place

Dark Age Times Q Q Press, Poetry Workshops 2008 (published Feb 2009)

Mean Rabbit

Ten Things You Need to Start a Museum

Fallen Star Quantum Leap 23rd Subscribers Comp. Runner up - Highly Commended (Issue 45 Feb)




Seven Miles and Flying Reach Poetry Issue 124, Nov 08, Indigo Dreams Press   Read on Poem's Page

Cliff Top Fox,

Winter Morning Recipe - Ice Blue Morning a Christmas poetry anthology, Indigo Dreams Press

The Lost Egg of Carretta carretta Poetry News (with Poetry Review, judge: Niall O’Sullivan) Theme: Ecology/Environment. March

Katelios Group for Research and Protection of Marine and Terrestrial Life - Museum


The Hare in the Woods Norwich Writers’ Circle Open Comp. (Judge: Doris Corti) Runner-up, Published in Anthology April 08

Marianne’s Waltz Quantum Leap 21st Subscribers Comp. Highly Commended (Issue 41 Feb)




Oranges and Chickenpox, Quantum Leap Open (40 Nov) Highly Commended

Songbirds Dream of Singing Orbis, (141)  Read on Poem's Page

Cloud Dancing 5th Prize Quantum Leap Open (38 May)

Helplessness  Quantum Leap (37 Feb)

Riffles QL 17th Open Oct 31 Published and Highly Commended (issue 36)

The Soldier’s Return Quantum Leap August. Commended, Subscribers Comp (issue 35)

The Ashman Quantum Leap Open Competition April, FIRST PRIZE  May (issue 34)

My Husband for a Camel, November 2005, Quantum Leap Open Competition, Issue 32. Fifth Prize

The Bull Ropes; May 2004 Quantum Leap 26 Open Competition Highly Commended 

Woolly Mammoth; February 2002 Quantum Leap Subscriber Competition

The Fox: August 03 Quantum leap; Honourable mention.

Highly Commended  2001 Top Twenty of BBC Wildlife Poetry Competition

Mosaic Pieces; 2001 Winner FIRST PRIZE Quantum Leap Seventh Subscribers competition

Lipgloss  Short story.   Poem: Bluebird; U.E.A. Group anthology book - ‘Tales of Eastern Promise Publication summer 2001:



The Hand Chain; Ever-more: 2000 -2 poems in ‘Lets’ Shout About It’, book raising funds for victims of abuse and self harm.


1990’s various submissions

1980’s – 90’s’s Editor of ‘The Racket’ sports club magazine (circa 250) Reports, short stories and poetry.)

Attended Creative Writing Class – (Mary Mackie) Various small press.

1972, poetry on Radio One  (feature)