lives n Cirencester, married with two children and six grandchildren.
His professional career was in Social Work/ Welfare.
He he has two books of poems, At The Storm’s Edge and A Different Land, published by Palewell Press, the second in July this year. He recently won the Gloucestershire Writers Network first prize for poetry. he has also just been published in Acumen and have had more work accepted by Indigo Dreams.
Previous work has appeared in The Cannon’s Mouth, Riggwelter, Morphrog, Brittlestar,The Curlew, Makarelle, Writeresque, Erbacce, I am not a Silent Poet, Fly on the Wall, Voices for the Silent.
In 2021, he read at Cheltenham Poetry Festival and 2022 Cheltenham Literary Festival.
My hopes and plans for 2023 are to develop the range and depth of my work, experiment with recognised forms; read at Cheltenham poetry Festival and share my work with other groups and readings; work towards a third volume; read and study more poetry. Carry on contributing to my two writing groups.
My second book of poems, A Different Land was published by Palewell Press in July.
Two days later, I learned that I had won the Gloucestershire Writers Network First Prize for Poetry with The War Against Speech, which I read later at the Cheltenham Literary Festival.
I have also had work published in Sarasvati, Acumen and Dialect Writers 2022 Anthology and am working on a new collection..