I'm a poet-critic living in Liverpool, UK. I have published numerous books of poetry from Salt, Shearsman, Knives, Forks and Spoons and Veer, as well as criticism from Liverpool University Press, Northcote House and Palgrave. Stuff appears in pamphlet and regularly in magazines too. I run a blogzine Pages.
I am Emeritus Professor of Poetry and Poetics at Edge Hill University.
I perform my poetry regularly and I am available for readings, workshops and talks, and for professional external work in HE.
The research video below was made in 2014. I've completed a number of the works in progress described (The Meaning of Form and the fictional poems I speak of as in progress) but it does give an overview of my work in poetry and poetics, which is still current. The dude just forgot to smile!