publication of ‘silent stigma, loud leaf’ – oct 2021

hi all,

hope this finds you well.

i just wanted to mark in the blog-o-sphere the publication of ‘silent stigma, loud leaf’, my first (of three) poetry chapbooks.

my hope for it was to de-stigmatise mental health in our various communities. it is full of psychosis poems, then gentle emergence from those days in the asylum and into the past, before my diagnosis.

you can get yourself a copy here and i sincerly hope you enjoy.

i read five poems in tullaghmore this weekend at the ‘scene of the rhyme’ event in jack lee’s bar, in the seomra beag (the little room) and have another reading on the ninth of december in foggy brew (beside maddens) in belfast. looking forward to that. will post details of the launch evening where i’ll read for half an hour and my friend justin will play some lovely tunes too. hope to see some of you there, you lovely folk.

have a lethal one, whatever you’re doing.

kind regards,


May be an image of drink, indoor and text that says "stigma, loud leaf"
spotted in the wild (spotter : davey)