As a published poet I am fairly new to the game but I have been reading and writing poetry all my life. I was brought up in a village in the lakes in the 1950s and enjoyed an easy-going quiet existence until I reached my teens. The village then felt like a cage keeping us all from the high life of town, cinemas, shops, coffee bars. Oh the deprivation.
Since then I have lived in cities, towns and close to the country side and I definitely prefer the latter.