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A Poor Poet



You thought I was a poor poet

The first time that we met,

Upset to discover

The catastrophe of success


As soon as you walked in

You knew there was something wrong

Something has to give here



A poor poet has to lose it

Sell his soul for a song

Possessed and dispossessed

Before - to long


But what they never told you

Is you would pay the price

Abandoned so I could recover

My voice


For a poet is born

Of things that are not

From losses not from profits 

And you were the cost. 


You thought I was a poor poet

The first time that we met

Upset to discover

The catastrophe of success



You can't buy truth

You can't buy love

You can't buy this


But maybe you can earn it.



Published in Original Poems

Links and Contact Details

Live Tweeting

Over the last few years I've created some attention with my live coverage of the phone hacking trial in London, the most expensive and longest concluded criminal trial in British history. There are various accounts and articles about this on the web, including a radio play. My Twitter feed can be found here, and a collation of evidence from the trial, and all my live tweets, can be found at my Fothom Wordpress blog. There's also a Flipboard magazine and a Facebook Page. My Klout ranking is here.

More Journalism and Books

Various journalistic articles of mine are scattered throughout the web. There's some kind of portfolio at Muckrack. The most extensive reporting is for the Daily Beast and Newsweek, but there's more at the New Statesman, the New Republic, Aeon etc. I have two non fiction books published in the last year: The Fall of the House of Murdoch, available through Unbound or Amazon, and Beyond Contempt: the Inside Story of the Phone Hacking Trial, available via Canbury Press or also on Amazon. I am currently contributing to a new site for open source journalism, called Bellingcat, and advisor (along with Sir Harry Evans and Bill Emmott) to an exciting new crowdfunded journalism startip Byline

Getting in Contact

My generic email is my first name at That should get through to me pretty quickly. My Linked In profile is here. For non journalistic inquiries, for television stage and film, contact Howard Gooding at Judy Daish Associates. Examples of my television work can be found on IMDB. This links to the site for my forthcoming musical, Mrs Gucci. My radio plays can be found in various audiobook formats on Amazon and elsewhere.


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