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 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 a few years ago. I've completed a number of the works in progress described, but it does give an overview of my work. I simply forgot to smile!