My strong, inspiring brother

cheltenham half marathon

Stewart running a half marathon when he was blind.It’s a few days short of 70 years since I first saw Stewart as a little blue-eyed baby. I was just tall enough, aged 4, to peep over the edge of the carry cot from which he was smiling up at the world.

Within a matter of months, the family realised that Stewart was hard of hearing . . .  more, including poems to honour Stewart

Deciphering the Maze

Final cover proof

My first book of poetry, written with my wife and published by Indigo Dreams


Star-crossed, Crabby, but Blessed

Born in July under the star sign Cancer, I always doubted astrology’s predictions — until  I was told I was living with cancer.

The emotional switchback since then has shown deep lows and surprisingly good highs.  . .   more


This year has been both golden and challenging. . . more


Written by Howard Timms

A poet, playwright, publisher, As honorary consultant director for Cheltenham Poetry Festival, I am proud to also sponsor publishing services and competitions for the festival. My memberships include the Poetry Society, Everyman Theatre Writers Lab, Cheltenham Playhouse Theatre Company, Cheltenham Poetry Society, and Friends of the Everyman Theatre and Holst Museum. I have a merit MA degree in Creative & Critical Writing from the University of Gloucestershire and an MA in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics from Oxford University.
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