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 and Veer, as well as criticism from Liverpool University Press, Northcote House and Palgrave. Stuff appears in pamphlet form and regularly in magazines too. I run a blogzine Pages.
On this site you will be able to read about my life, 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.
I perform my poetry regularly and I am available for readings, workshops and talks.