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.