Summer 2022: All about my other in The Poetry Review
25 June 2022: Not this again is poem of the week in The Scotsman.
June 2022: The Scottish Poetry Library podcast Nothing but the Poem features Jay’s work.
June 2022: New recordings of Jay reading Canopy, Egg case, and Clearly, something was up are released in Wave 10 of Iamb.
Spring 2022: Guidewire insertion, pre-surgery is reprinted in the 4th edition of Tools of the trade: poems for new doctors (Polygon, 2022)
February 2022: Approaching storm in All is art: the Joan Eardley collection (Speculative Books)
December 2021: Clearly, something was up in The Rialto 97
6 November 2021: Iona walk of shame in Spilling cocoa over Martin Amis
October 2021: A toad in Poetry Scotland 102
September 2021: We were all agreed in Hair raising (Nine Pens), hair-themed anthology in support of Macmillan Cancer Support.
August 2021: Risky breasts reprinted in Herbology News
July 2021: One writer’s day, early 2021 in George Mackay Brown: Beyond the Swelkie – A Collection of New Poems & Essays to Mark the Centenary of George Mackay Brown.
March 2021: The extended household takes some country air in Impossible Archetype #9
October 2020 – The call and Bedfellow (from Wristwatch) are included in the new anthology Staying Human (Bloodaxe).
Autumn 2020 – Laptop as hagioscope is included in Write Out Loud¹s Beyond the Storm poetry competition anthology: Beyond the Storm, Poems from the Covid-19 era. All proceeds to NHS charities.
September 2020. My 2nd collection, Sweet Anaesthetist, is published by Cinnamon Press.
Poetry Map of Scotland: Dumpender (marking Traprain Law)
June 2020. Mothering Sunday with Gertrude Stein and Very important in Orbis 192.
Summer 2020 – Larval, Pyro and Traigh an t’Suidhe in Poetry Salzburg Review 35
Spring 2020 – Dunpender in Envoi 184
Leaving in Island and sea (Scottish Writers’ Centre)
January 2020 – Local knowledge in Sinister Wisdom
December 2019 – Jam rags in The Butchers Dog 12 (yes, I know).
Winter 2019 – Birmingham, again in Poetry Birmingham
November 2019 – Old honey in Lanterne Rouge: The Last (anthology)
Provocation, The Institutional Writers, Not here and Fragment in Scottish Feminist Judgments: (Re)Creating Law from the Outside In. edited by Sharon Cowan, Chloë Kennedy, Vanessa E Munro (Hart, 2019).
Knuckle of knot in Coast to Coast to Coast 6.
August 2019 – Radical in Shooter Literary Magazine (Identity Issue)
August 2019 – Dear Candida in Impossible Archetype 6
June 2019 – Glimmering girl in Abridged 0 – 404 Delete
January 2019 – Mausoleum and Not this again in We were always here: a queer words anthology (404 Ink)
October 2018 – Eyrie in Envoi 180
August 2018 – Cowrie in Impossible Archetype 4
August 2018 – Intrinsic in Gutter 18
July 2018 – Scrabble deluxe in The North 60
30 May 2018 – A home front in Lies, dreaming (podcast)
28 December 2017 – Happy Christmas 1978 in Ink, sweat and tears Twelve Days of Christmas Feature.
Autumn 2017 – Baggage and Back in the stacks in The Fenland Reed 5.
1st October 2017 – my first full length collection, Wristwatch, is published by the Cinnamon Press.
Autumn 2017 – Sighting in Northwords Now 34.
Spring 2017 – You are invited to the wedding of Rob and Nigel is geolocated in Parliament Square, Edinburgh as part of the Echoes of the City podwalk project.
March 2017 – Bed-fellow in Impossible Archetype
January 2017 – Thank you, Vera in The Interpreters’ House 64.
December 2016 – Path in Brittle Star 39.
November 2016 – Guidewire insertion, pre-surgery and Baited, in Orbis 177.
September 2016 – Pink snow in The Frogmore Papers 88.
July 2016 – Library of stones in Envoi 173.
June 2016 – An earlier version of Risky breasts on the Scottish Poetry Library website to coincide with the launch of the second edition of Tools of the Trade: Poems for new doctors.
Published long ago:
2005 – Pearl (pamphlet) Selkirk Lapwing Press, ISBN 0-9-531212-6-7
2006 – Regeneration in Both sides of Hadrian’s Wall, Selkirk Lapwing Press, ISBN 0-9-554056-3-7