British poet, journalist, playwright, children's author, and radio host known for his pronounced Barnsley dialect. His published works include Batteries Not Included: 36 Poems, The Invisible Villain, and Unselected Poems.
He attended North Staffordshire Polytechnic. Following his 1978 graduation, he began performing his poetry throughout England.
He hosted a BBC Radio 3 program called "The Verb."
He was born and raised in Darfield, South Yorkshire.
He is a literary contemporary of poet Bill Griffiths.