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Gender Male
Location United Kingdom
Introduction I'm from Scotland. My chapbook poetry collection, 'The Clown of Natural Sorrow' was published in December 2005 by HappenStance Press. 'The Opposite of Cabbage', my first full-length collection, was published by Salt in 2009. Another chapbook, 'Fleck and the Bank' (also Salt), came out in May 2012. My second collection, 'The Good News' was published in April 2013. I read, write and review poetry.
Interests Poetry, writing, reading, film, music, playing the saxophone, red wine, football (soccer), travel
Favorite Movies Some like it Hot, Almost Famous, L'Ora di Religione, Monsoon Wedding.
Favorite Music Tom Waits, Velvet Underground, Buzzcocks, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, The Fall, The Smiths, Leonard Cohen, Mull Historical Society, Belle and Sebastian, Bob Dylan, The Clash, Sonic Youth, Fleet Foxes, PJ Harvey, Beach Boys, Tindersticks.
Favorite Books Denise Levertov, T.S. Eliot, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Norman MacCaig, Zbigniew Herbert, Wallace Stevens, Rainer Maria Rilke, Charles Simic, Cesare Pavese, Edwin Morgan, Gerry Cambridge, Helena Nelson, John Ash, Luke Kennard, Bernardine Evaristo, Miroslav Holub, Adam Zagajewski, Frederick Seidel, Tomaz Salamun, August Kleinzhaler, W. S. Graham, Selima Hill, Michael Hofmann, Alexander Hutchison, Don Paterson, Tomas Transtromer, Michael Hamburger, Denis Johnson, Christie Williamson, Hazel Frew, George Szirtes, James Schuyler, John Ashbery, Carol Ann Duffy, Roddy Lumsden, Fernando Pessoa, John Hartley Williams, Seamus Heaney, Frank O'Hara, Kenneth Koch, A. B. Jackson, John Burnside, Wislawa Szymborska, Cheryl Follon, Andrew Philip, Robert Crawford, Stephen Dunn.