I live on an old farm in the rural north west of Northern Ireland – three miles outside a tiny town which nestles quietly at the foot of the Sperrin Mountains. Originally a farmer, I studied English Literature at university and then fell head over heels in love with theatre. I’ve worked freelance in both the US and NI, lectured in theatre (and worked as a playwright) for 20+ years and now work freelance as a writer, photographer and voice actor. In 2019, I was artist in residence for a wonderful 600 square acres of ancient forest – developing projects that allowed all age groups to understand, relate to and learn from the natural environment. The Poetry Marathon completely changed my creative focus eight years ago when I completed my first full marathon, and I’m truly grateful to both Caitlin and Jacob for that. I’ve just launched ‘Walking Off the Land’ (my debut collection of poetry), which is published by Hedgehog Poetry Press.