I'm a poet and freelance writer who organises live literature events, runs workshops and manages Offa's Press, a small poetry press in Shropshire. Over the years Offa's Press has received some financial support from Arts Council England.
I have organised hundreds of live literature events and creative writing workshops in the West Midlands. I have also performed my work all over the country and abroad.
To find out more about my creative writing workshops go to 'Projects'. Poetry performances are tricky at the moment but I have read across Britain and in Pakistan (courtesy of Yorkshire Arts), Norway and Germany. I also mentor up and coming poets and writers so, again, go to 'Projects' for more info.
I enjoy tackling poetry in other languages, especially French, but would not say I was fluent.
Here are the books I've written, contributed to and/or edited in the last ten years. For books published before 2010 go to Pennine Pens' website: www.penninepens.co.uk
To buy Offa's Press books go to: www.offaspress.co.uk
To buy copies of Simon's other books email Simon at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Another Bridge, with Debjani Chatterjee, Brian D'Arcy & Basir Sultan Kazmi, Sahitya Press, 2012, £5
Mini Mushaira provides a vision of what could be in the future for despite the differences in language, backgrounds and beliefs, the poets speak with one voice. The Scotsman
The Poetry of Shropshire
The Poetry of Shropshire, with Jeff Phelps, Offa's Press, 2013, £7.95
The beauty of the county, its hills, its wildlife and it many moods shine through this collection of high quality poems. Buy it. Greg Cox, The Cannon's Mouth
The Cherry Trees of Wyre
The Cherry Trees of Wyre, illustrated by Ian M. Emberson, Angria Press, (new edition) 2014, £5
Reflects with wry honesty the unsentimental life of the smallholding he grew up on. Ken Edward Smith, Pennine Platform
The Poetry of Staffordshire
The Poetry of Staffordshire, with Emma Purshouse, Offa's Press, 2015, £7.95