Although a Mancunian by birth and English by descent I have lived most of my adult life in the West of Scotland. For twenty years this meant the village of Corrie on the Isle of Arran where for seven years I was an organiser for the McLellan Poetry Competition. I now live in Hebden Bridge in the Calder valley.


My poems have appeared in anthologies and journals including New Writing Scotland and The North. My first collection, Time Lines, was published by Cinnamon in 2011 followed by A Sense of North in 2019. My pamphlet Snig was published by Calder Valley Poetry in 2021 and my third Cinnamon collection, Jigsaw, appeared in March this year.