About Jez


Do I Look Like a Can of Soup?

I am a writer and poet and started writing after raising my two boys as a way of discovering just who Jez is. That is still very much an ongoing project but the journey so far has introduced me to many wonderful friends and fellow writers through an ever-growing love of poetry.

I am a neo-formalist poet preferring to write in meter and form than free verse but I am beginning to learn to relax and let the feel and sound of words take over rather than be dictated to by rigid rules and structure. However, I will still argue that a sonnet without a consistent iambic meter ain’t a sonnet and Lewis Turco’s Book of Form is never far from me.

I was a moderator and contributor to the poetic forum Tir na nog, I consider it a great pleasure to have worked with Terry Clitheroe and the Tir poets to bring the wonder of poetry out of the elitist, artisan world to a wider and more global audience.

I am also the author of two chapbooks and an anthology of poems. I am currently working on my second collection of poetry and a collection of sonnets in memory of the late poet Ivor Hogg

I write about life, love, depression, gender identity, magic, paganism, sex, and other weird stuff that comes along.

Life is a journey – go where it takes you and live it

Thank you for reading me!