I am a writer and poet and started writing after raising my two boys as a way of discovering just who Jez is. That is still very much an on-going project but the journey so far has introduced me to many wonderful friends and fellow writers through an ever growing love of poetry.
I am a neo-formalist poet preferring to write in meter and form than free verse but I am beginning to learn to relax and let the feel and sound of words take over rather than be dictated to by rigid rules and structure. However, I will still argue that a sonnet without consistent iambic meter ain’t a sonnet and Lewis Turco’s Book of Form is never far from me.
I was a moderator and contributor to the poetic forum Tir na nog, I consider it a great pleasure to have worked with Terry Clitheroe and the Tir poets to bring the wonder of poetry out of the elitist, artisan world to a wider and more global audience.
I am also the author of two chapbooks and an anthology of poems. I am currently working on my second collection of poetry and a collection of sonnets in memory of the late poet Ivor Hogg
I write about life, love, depression, gender identity, magic, paganism, sex and other weird stuff that comes along. I am a trans man and writing has been the key to getting me through the hard times of that very personal journey of self.
Life is a journey – go where it takes you and live it
Thank you for reading me!