About the Site

This blog of poems is a record of the development of my attempts to write poetry.


I am from Leeds, in the U.K.

Poetic Influences on the Poetry

Stephen Mitchell’s Iliad, Clive James’ Divine Comedy, Ted Hughes, Sylvia Plath, Zbigniev Herbert, Miroslav Holub, Vasko Popa, Luke Kennard, Emily Berry, David Jones, T.S.Eliot, Mallarmé, Yves Bonnefoy, Lorca, Poe, Rebecca Tamas, Sophie Collins, W.H.Auden, Ginsberg, Frank O’Hara, Shakespeare, Laura Riding, Emily Dickinson, Keith Douglas, Siegfried Sassoon, W.G.Sebald, William Carlos Williams, the Jim Jarmusch film ‘Paterson’, the Penguin anthology ‘The Earliest English Poems’, Mervyn Peake, Rebecca Elson, Brecht, Hera Lindsay Bird.