About the author
Mark Goodwin was born in 1969, spent his childhood on a farm in Leicestershire, and now lives on a narrow-boat on the river Soar, just north of Leicester. He works as a community poet with a wide range of people, including pupils and teachers in schools and colleges, other writers and artists, museum services, and with people who use mental-health services.
Mark has been learning to write poetry since he was 16, and during that time has developed a love of playing with language. Both of his Shearsman collections reflect his deep interest in what has been termed 'landscape'—whether that be on a run-down housing estate on the rim of Leicester, in an ancient stone circle on the edge of the Hebrides, or in amongst the intricacies of Cornish coastland.