The Awkward People

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Suz Winspear, known throughout Worcestershire and beyond for being a Worcestershire Poet Laureate and Worcester’s Gothic Queen, is launching her new collection!

The Awkward People, published by Black Pear Press (and available to buy here: is a true testament to Suz’s outstanding ability to capture the imagination and share uncanny observation.

The Awkward People book launch will be held at Drummonds (The Swan With Two Nicks) in Worcester on Sunday 14th January.  Come along to celebrate Suz’s well deserved success, and enjoy some wonderful performances from some of Worcestershire’s finest.  Doors open at 3.30PM for a Four O’clock start.  There is a bar, and I heard it will be hosted by that handsome bald fellow you all love.


Lacuna at H. Smith Butchers



Thank you to local superstar, Uwe Meier of H. Smith Butchers (Lowesmoor, Worcester).  Uwe is proudly sporting the Lacuna book launch poster in his window!

H. Smith Butchers provide some of the finest cuts of meat to be found, impressive picnic treats (such as handmade pork pies) and the best pork scratchings in the area!  No wonder I’ve put on weight!

Uwe is a friendly and funny guy, quick with a joke, and a genuine pleasure to visit.  Thank you!

Lacuna is released by Black Pear Press on Sunday 14th August, at Drummonds (28 New Street, Worcester, WR1 2DP) – 4PM.  The launch will include a book signing from me, Kieran – Baldypoems – Davis, an abundance of cake; and a party afterwards!

There will also be readings from The Amazing Alan Durham, The Magnificent Mike Alma, Perfect Poet, Polly Stretton, and this year’s Worcestershire Poet  Laureate; Suz Winspear.

Everyone is welcome.

Congratulations, Suz!

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The sixth, sensational, Worcestershire Festival – exploded in to life, with the crowning of our new Worcestershire Laureate ; Suz Winspear!   The opening night was magical, with readings from young writers, and cool compare; Matt Windle.

Shortlisted superstars, Charley Barnes and Peter Sutton, wowed us with their words.  Peter’s performance was impressive and Charley’s was heartbreakingly beautiful.

Suz Winspear, Worcester’s ‘Resident Goth’ was almost speechless, after being shortlisted several times for the honour, this award was more than well deserved.  Suz reminded the Worcester audience of our heritage, declaring that, as laureate; the poet will raise awareness of our modern poets and local talents, to ensure this generation leaves an impressive heritage for others.

Congratulations to Charley and Peter for a super achievement.  And congratulations to Suz, Worcestershire’s Poet Laureate!


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Faith’s Fragility

Give me your last words,

your carrion calls,

leave me your final breath,

come haunt my halls,

the banished, vanish

in a murder of crows,

wander to the Plague Church

to worship, whispered woes.




Written after visiting ‘The Plague Church’ with fellow poets, Alan Durham and Polly Stretton.  The three of us will be performing poetry on a walk during the Evesham Festival of Words, as well as various events throughout the Worcestershire Literary Festival.  We will be joined by the magnificent Mike Alma for the launch of my book, ‘Lacuna’ in August.  Exciting times!