About me: I was born in Kirkwall, grew up in Thurso, and am a long time citizen of Leith/Edinburgh. Founder of Rebel Inc, and co-founder of Bella Caledonia, Neu! Reekie! and Push The Boat Out poetry festival. Writer and performer of poetry and editor/co-editor of 6 poetry anthologies.
Contact me about social media and comms. Or to perform Robert Burns’ Tam o’ Shanter on a cold January night.
My favourite poetry quote is: To convey one’s mood in seventeen syllables is very diffic – John Cooper Clarke
My favourite poets are Linton Kwesi Johnson,Norman MacCaig, Edwin Morgan, Roddy Lumsden, Caroline Bird, Eavan Boland, Mark E Smith, Louis MacNeice, Sharon Olds, David Bowie, Robert Burns, Kathleen Jamie, Tom Leonard, Jackie Kay, George Gunn, Liz Lochhead, John Cooper Clarke…
When not at work I enjoy going to the cinema, football, music gigs, playing chess, reading books, cycling, walking around aimlessly.