I write poetry – my first collection is forthcoming (really this time), “The Staff of Asklepios” with Survivors’ Poetry who mentored me (Dr Simon Jenner has had a great ear for my writing and been a big support to it). I have several poems in Survivors’ magazine Poetry Express 45 (free to download on their website http://www.survivorspoetry.org).

DAO has also been enthusiastic and supportive. Some of my poems are in a showcase on this website on ‘The Staff of Asklepios’ as well as some other work including several pieces I wrote when I was discovering Seamus Heaney’s poetry on that process that DAO encouraged me to write.