I’ve been a Director of Happy Planet since February 2016. Soon after meeting Happy Planet’s Gail Curry in 2014, we decided to channel our shared love of poetry into Poetry with Friends. I have a lifelong love of poetry and I’ve been writing and performing my own work since I was at school. My first pamphlet Bed and Breakfast with Lydia Lunch was published in 1986 when I was 16 years old. Since then my poems have won numerous awards and appeared in various collections as well as on national TV and radio.
I’ve spent the past 35 years exploring my creativity through journalism, writing and performing in various bands and collaborating with artists. I currently live and work in Whitley Bay and blog at https://dipdoomagazoo.wordpress.com/