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Poet Kevin Morris’s Poems Included in Croydon Poetry Hour Anthology 2021-2022

I am delighted to announce that around 20 of my poems have been included in the Croydon Poetry Hour Anthology for 2021-2022. The anthology is available in paperback from lulu.com and can be purchased HERE

Among those of my poems included, is “Fallen Blossom”, which is reproduced below:

I found

Blossom on the ground

Which brought

To mind the thought,

We all,

As the blossom, fall.

Book Announcement: 10 of My Poems Included in Croydon Poetry Hour Anthology 2020/21

I am delighted to announce that 10 of my poems have been included in Croydon Poetry Hour Anthology 2020/21. Amongst those of my poems appearing in the book are Blackbird, Leaving and Whilst Drunk on Very Strong Beer. For anyone who is interested, Croydon Poetry Hour Anthology 2020/21 can be purchased here https://www.lulu.com/en/us/shop/croydon-poets/croydon-poetry-hour-anthology-202021/paperback/product-q777n8.html?page=1&pageSize=4

I have reproduced below my poem Leaving. The text of the poem is followed by a Youtube video of me reading it.


On my way home
I touched the stone
Of my local church.
And longed to stay
With the singing birds
On this summer evening.
I have oft heard
The birds singing
And regretted leaving.

I envy them
For, unlike men
They do not weep.
For they see not
The final sleep.
While I
Knowing that man must die
Have the beauty of birdsong,
Which does not last long.

A Poem from “Croydon Poetry Hour Anthology 2019/2020”

The below poem, “Fine Rain”, is 1 of 12 poems by me which appears in “Croydon Poetry Hour Anthology 2019/2020”:

I get wet
By this fine
I do not regret
For the divine
Is in the rain.

I shall get wet
For when
Death does steal
Me away.
I regret
That I shall no longer feel,
The joy of a rainy day.

(“Croydon Poetry Hour Anthology 2019/2020” can be found here, https://www.lulu.com/en/gb/shop/croydon-poets/croydon-poetry-hour-anthology-201920/paperback/product-rjpqzd.html

Poet Kevin Morris’s Poetry Included In “Croydon Poetry Hour Anthology 2019/2020”

I am delighted to announce that a number of my poems have been included in “Croydon Poetry Hour Anthology 2019/2020”.

The anthology, which is available for £6.53 from lulu.com, is described as follows, “a selection of poetry from a variety of poets who live in and around Croydon or who have connections with the area.”

I have lived in the Upper Norwood district of Greater London since 1997, and my bit of Upper Norwood comes under Croydon Council.

Amongst those poems of mine included, are “The Man With The Mop”, “Autumn Fly” and “Dog Bed”.

To view or purchase the anthology please visit https://www.lulu.com/en/gb/shop/croydon-poets/croydon-poetry-hour-anthology-201920/paperback/product-rjpqzd.html.

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Poets Anonymous

On the evening of Friday 3 July, I spent a pleasant couple of hours participating in a poetry reading organised by Poets Anonymous on Zoom, http://www.poetsanon.org.uk/.

Poets Anonymous organises poetry readings. Prior to the pandemic these took place in and around London, (many of them in Croydon). However, since the outbreak of COVID-19 events have moved online. The group also sends out emails to interested people regarding poetry matters, including competitions and opportunities for poets to have their work featured.

I greatly enjoyed listening to other poets reading their work, and reading several of my own poems from “The Selected Poems of K Morris”, and “Light and Shade: Serious (and Not so Serious) Poems”. One of the poems read by me is entitled “In This Old Familiar Wood”, and runs thus:

“In this old, familiar wood

I take my hood

Down, just

In time for the rain.

I shall not put it up again.

Thoughts of lust,

Of lost love,

And friendship I shall retain

For a while. But this wood,

And the rain,

Shall remain.”

(“In This Old Familiar Wood” can be found in “Light and Shade: Serious (and Not so Serious) Poems”, which is available in paperback and Kindle, and can be found here, https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08B37VVKV/.

Podcast of my interview on Croydon Radio


On Saturday 9 April, I was privileged to appear on Croydon Radio to talk about my latest collection of poetry “Lost in the Labyrinth of My Mind”, (http://moyhill.com/lost/).

I would like to thank Tom Cannon of Croydon Radio for giving me the opportunity to talk about (and read) some of my poetry.

You can find a podcast of the show HERE

My interview begins at approximately 17:15 (about 1 hour and 15 minutes into the podcast).



I am being interviewed on Croydon Radio on Saturday 9 April, at 5:15 pm

As announced on 16 March (http://newauthoronline.com/2016/03/16/i-am-being-interviewed-on-saturday-9-april/), I am being interviewed by Croydon Radio’s Tom Cannon, about my collection of poetry “Lost in the Labyrinth of My Mind” (http://moyhill.com/lost/). The interview will take place at 5:15 pm and can be heard live (at that time) by going to (http://croydonradio.com/). A podcast will also be available from Sunday 10 April and I will post a link once it goes live.


I Am Being Interviewed On Saturday 9 April

I am thrilled to announce that Croydon Radio (http://www.croydonradio.com/) has kindly agreed to interview me, at 5:15 pm, on Saturday 9 April about my collection of poetry, “Lost in the Labyrinth of My Mind” (http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01AF5EPVY/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_GMp6wb14J8PT5). The interviewer will be Tom Cannon and you can find details of his programme here (http://croydonradio.com/schedule/bio.php?ID=b9814797-2aa8-e632-c7ca-9af78b1463c4 ). I will post further details once these are confirmed.