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I am particularly interested in engaging poets with their local area and finding value and universal meaning in local history and dialect. My experiences and interest in boxing have provided me with a subject for poetry, using the sport as a metaphor for conflict or as a way to address social issues. As a healthcare worker and the father of a small child, my poetry tends to move between violence and compassion, tough-mindedness and tender-heartedness, balancing and contrasting the good and bad in us all. An experienced reader of my work I have been invited to perform at long running events such as StAnza Poetry Festival, Shore Poets, The Heretics and St Mungo's Mirrorball. I have also been commissioned to write poetry for StAnza and a Fire Station Creative art exhibition.
Aberdeen City; Aberdeenshire; Angus; Argyll and Bute; Clackmannanshire; Dumfries and Galloway; Dundee; East Ayrshire; East Dunbartonshire; East Lothian; East Renfrewshire; Edinburgh City; Falkirk; Fife; Glasgow City; Highland; Inverclyde; Midlothian; Moray; Na h-Eileanan Siar (Western Isles); North Ayrshire; North Lanarkshire; Orkney Islands; Perth and Kinross; Renfrewshire; Scottish Borders; Shetland; South Ayrshire; South Lanarkshire; Stirling; West Dunbartonshire; West Lothian