After twenty plus years in ineternational business, I accidentally became a poet. about eight years ago. I write for an audience and love the challenge of reading to non-poetry gatherings. The sound of the words is very imnportant to me. I like to wirtie about quriky aspects of life today, my home-town Bristol and tiems remembered. I am very keen to bring poetry and the spoken word to new audiences in new ways.
My influences are Dylan Thomas, John Betjeman, Dennis O'Driscoll, John Hegley, Wendy Cope, Noel Coward and Lucy English.