Spring again, and ‘Flint’

Last spring I published my ebook Flint. As I then explained, I wanted a book which had been written in the spring of 2019 to be out in the world in spring as well, since springtime throughout its pages acts as an embodiment of hope. I felt we were in dire need of that at the beginning of the pandemic.

I also had hoped that by the time we reached this date, March 2021, the piece would have found a publisher and become a proper printed book. It hasn’t worked that way, but I still hope it will happen one day. In whatever form, the book was born as, and still is, an offering that wishes to honour the preciousness of life, and a heartfelt way to say rest in peace to the two men to which it’s dedicated: Keith Flint and Armando Vega GIl, who both left us in springtime, 2019, on the 4th of March and the 1st of April respectively.

A third part of any proceeds it makes will go to the National Suicide Prevention Alliance, another third to the NHS. 

It can be bought as a PDF here, or as an epub in Barnes & Noble, here.

Video of the ‘Flint’ book launch

In case you missed the online book launch of my ebook Flint last 10 September, you can watch it in this video.

Por si te perdiste la presentación en línea de mi ebook Flint el pasado 10 de septiembre, la puedes ver en el enlace arriba (en inglés).
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Virtual book launch – Flint

I’m pleased to invite you on Thursday, 10th September, to a virtual book launch of my eBook Flint, organised by the UNAM-UK Centre for Mexican Studies.

You can book in the following link:


For more information about the eBook, go to


‘Flint’ review in Wood Be Poet

Yesterday Chris Edgoose published a most generous review of my eBook Flint in his Wood Bee Poet blog.

I want to thank Chris here for such an attentive reading of my piece. It is always a great joy to find such readers!

You can read the review here:


Chris Edgoose’s declaration of principles regarding his reviews of poetry talks of a profound, curious and insightful engagement with poetry that I find liberating and necessary. He affirms to see poetry as both ‘part of the world’, and ‘a way in to the world’, and his blog is an invitation to that understanding and that journey. His guiding principles are here: