Welcome to my website.
I'm a poet-critic living in Liverpool, UK. I have published numerous books of poetry available from Salt, Shearsman, Knives, Forks and Spoons, Veer and Aquifer, as well as criticism from Liverpool University Press, Northcote House and Palgrave. Poetry and prose also appears in pamphlet form and regularly in magazines too. I run a blogzine Pages.
On this site you may read about my life, my work, and some of the things I have said about poetry and poetics, my own and others. There are lots of links to online resources too.
I am Emeritus Professor of Poetry and Poetics at Edge Hill University. Please email me on the address below.
I perform my poetry regularly and I am available for readings, workshops and talks.