I began writing and publishing in 1981 and have published four books since then. Another is due out in late 2018. Initially I wrote both prose (Washing my mother’s hair is a collection of short stories) and poetry. I reviewed contemporary fiction and won an award for that. More latterly I’ve devoted most of my writing time to poetry and have won a number of grants, prizes and awards for individual poems and for my last book (The Petrov Poems).

Each piece of writing creates its own form. I am interested in the musicality of language, its rhythm and sound.

I have a long history in Buddhist practice, both as a student and as a teacher, having spent many years in silent retreat. I have begun to write about this, something I have long wanted to do.


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