I live in East Sussex, England, with my wife and daughter, several bicycles and one whippet – all of which I freely allow to distract me from my (intermittently) paid job as a freelance copywriter, and real work as an aspiring poet. My favourite place in the world is the north-west coast of Brittany, where we live barefoot and indolent under canvas every summer, and dream about for the other 49 weeks of the year. I was inspired to write about cycling by the French author and poet Paul Fournel. As he says, “Thanks to the bike, there is a faster man.” I like to think it’s also making me a better one.
I write these poems for my own – and, I hope, others’ – enjoyment. You’re welcome to read them free, but please don’t pinch them. Thank you.