I was born in Liverpool of Irish heritage and have lived in Scotland for over thirty-five years. I write, edit and review poetry. I am a member of the Scottish Centre for Geopoetics, the Federation of Scottish Writers, Forth Valley Writers and The Scottish Writers Centre.
About writer's work
I write about landscape, weather, language and heritage, archaeology, myths and folklore. My work has been widely published in magazines such as Northwords Now, Gutter, Eildon Tree and Southlight and in the books published by The Dark Mountain Project. I have two collections in print and my third collection which deals with herbs, land use and ownership, and strategies for dealing with hard times and social upheaval will be out in 2018.
Websites featuring the authorScottish Centre for Geopoetics,Read Raw Ltd Personal Website
Current events and projects
I love to give readings, and to edit the work of other poets. I am currently involved in developing Forth Valley Writers, an umbrella organisation supporting creative writing across the Forth Valley, editing an anthology for the Federation of Writers (Scotland) and bringing together a conference - Expressing the Earth - for the Scottish Centre for Geopoetics, for which I am putting together a creative writing workshop on herbs, landscape and ways of knowing.
Reviews have appeared in Northwords Now and in the on-line edition of The Scottish Review of Books. I co-edited three editions of Stravaig, the on-line journal of the Scottish Centre for Geopoetics. My blog www.Burnedthumb.co.uk features poetry news and reviews, and the progress of current writing projects