In July 2021 I decided to take the best of my poems and edit them for a collection, which I self-published as Strange Times. Due to all I’ve learned about poetry writing I now put my poems into three categories; what preceded Strange Times and wasn’t good enough to make it into the book, but which I still like; the poems in Strange Times, which are some of my best; and the poems I’ve written since Strange Times.

These later poems have been submitted to magazines, and made competition longlists, one was even published. So, dare I say, they’re an improvement. But regardless of age or quality I still find something to like about them all, even if I love some more than others.