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|Favorite book:||Dylan Thomas' 'Under Milk Wood'|
|Member Since:||Feb 1, 2013|
I am a full-time undergraduate student at the University of Birmingham, studying Politics. I first began to study my love of literature at around the age of 16 whilst in my final year of secondary school, studying works such as Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men and poetry of Seamus Heaney. I opted ot choose English Literature at A-level after gaining an A at GCSE, and I went on to study Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, Wordsworth's The Prelude, Shakespeare's The Tempest and Marlowe's Dr Faustus.
Leaving my sixth form and English Literature, I have gone on to study Political Science at the University of Birmingham, and I have studied the works of; Plato, Machiavelli. Rousseau and John Locke.
I tend to aspire to poetry more, as I am a huge Dylan Thomas fan, however I also admire George Orwell, Khaled Hosseini, David Nicholls and Jim Dodge.
I am currently working on new poetry and potentially considering a number of ideas for short stories, or even an ambitious novella. I am lucky enough to be surrounded by a vast amount of natural beauty, as I reside just on the outskirts of Cheshire, Derbyshire and Lancashire. My muse tends to derive from various local landscapes, such as Werneth Low, in Gee Cross, Hyde (my howntown), or Coombes Rocks, Derbyshire.
Aside from nature, I also heavily rely on music as an inspiration. Ian Curtis, David Bowie, Ben Howard, Keaton Henson, Morrisey all have a profound effect on my writing.
I hope you enjoy reading my old poems, they meant a lot to me at the time, they may not be good quality, but they are not fake emotions and I wrote them nearly two years ago, hopefully I will have more to add soon.
Just wanted to have a stab at my own poetry :)