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Gender MALE
Industry Government
Occupation Family Intervention Project Worker
Location Manchester, South of the Border
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Introduction One-time active poet, currently dormant yet seething with subcutaneous possibilities. If only I'd get off my backside. A resident of Manchester now for almost 11 years. Sometimes it feels like 112. Formerly a community creative writing tutor & writer-in-residence in Scotland, now a Family Intervention Project worker supporting families in salford who are at risk of eviction due to ASB.
Interests Reading, travelling, boats, folk fusion music, Scrabble, cryptozoology, Greek food, hills, owls, small islands, castles, ears, Oban.
Favorite Movies Angels With Dirty Faces, Whisky Galore, On The Town, The Straight Story, Local Hero, The Crow.
Favorite Music Peatbog Faeries, Shooglenifty, Martyn Bennett, Kris Drever, Croft No. Five, Eels, Shanghai Woolies, Kandi Bongo Man, New Orleans Jazz Vipers, The Imagined Village, Rory Gallagher, Orchestra Macaroon, Mose Allison, Townes van Zandt, The Porridge Men & too many others to think about.
Favorite Books Right now - Rumours of Existence (Matt Bille), A Wild Sheep Chase (Murakami), The Magic Spring (Richard Lewis). Perennial favourites include McCarthy's Bar (Pete McCarthy), Motherless Brooklyn (Jonathan Latham), Lord of the Rings (Tolkien), Fresh Air Fiend (Paul Theroux). I also like some graphic novels, including the Strangehaven series (Gary Spencer Millidge), The Rifle Brigade (Garth Ennis), the Heartbreak Soup books (Gilbert Hernandez) & A Contract with God (Will Eisner)

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