Hello, my name is Vick and I live, work and play in the English Midlands.
Most of my time is spent writing. I mainly write poetry and scripts but also flash-fiction, reviews, short stories, longer prose and food writing.
When not writing, I like to potter around in my rather unruly garden, read as much as possible, catch up on films, drink coffee, bake and cook, take photographs, travel far and wide, play around with cookbooks, and learn about mythology.
I started writing poetry when I was very young and just kept going. The first major project that I worked on was my “Three Random Words” collection where I asked for three words from 100 different people and wrote a poem that had to contain those words. This style of poetry eventually became my first full poetry collection titled Just Three Words where each set of words was given by an author.
I like to work in experimental styles, I have tried writing a poem a day, I’ve done free writing as well writing some After Poetry. The After Poetry collection is a series of poems inspired by a poem that I admire where I take the rhythm and theme and re-work the idea in my own voice. In spring 2012 my poem, “Free Flight into the Wordless” won the New York Times found poetry competition. I have had a chapbook full of poems about foxes called And The Fox Crows published as well as a novella titled Carrion Men. My poems pop up in a couple of anthologies and online. I have written for the Huffington Post and have a very active Patreon page where all of my new writing is published.
At the present I am working on a verse novel set in a slightly-futuristic Britain.