Live in Limerick, Ireland, with my wife Margaret. Poet and former lecturer/teacher. Rugby enthusiast in a sedentary manner. I play the concertina, currently learning two Irish reels, one with unlikely title 'The Cedars of Lebanon'. Poem in Forward's Poems of the Decade, Please Hold, set text for A/AS Level Eng Lit with Pearson. Recovered from heart surgery. Favourite wines Amarone della Valpollicella and Barolo. Besides poetry, have written one novel and a childhood memoir.