About Me

A poet splashing about in prose at present.

I fell into middle age and began studying for a degree in drama at the age of forty; the perfect student; sensible overnight; payback for the years of sex, alcohol and trashy high-heels. I’ve been flat-shoed since my thirties while my idiot pal stumbled around Gateshead in the snow, falling in and out of multi-story footwear. Now I am so the sparkling, intelligent, unruffled and together older woman.

My jobs have included: bar work, cleaning, acting, appropriate adult, selling wigs. Teaching: English in Poland and Spain; drama, creative writing and arts & crafts; live-in care work in Devon for a few years and now I have returned to reading tarot cards in Glasgow.

I started writing when I was in my thirties and have had over 100 poems published in many literary magazines, such as: London Review of Books, Writing Women, Envoi, Stand, Iron, New Writing Scotland, and recently, Poetry Scotland, Libertine, Northwords Now and New Writing Scotland.

This is a link to Deviant Art, with some of my published poems and a lot of my favourite photos:

http://ireneintheworld.deviantart.com/gallery/

 

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