Peter Clout

Immigrant from the UK at 32, the original person who said they would never emigrate. Fifty year old father of three. At forty took a BA in Arts. Been writing since I started uni and am very interested in Imagism. Favourite writer, Dylan Thomas. Best translation - Miracle of the Rose: Genet. (I really don't believe he was that poetic). Saddened by the death of public poetry and the rise of bush verse.


As the key sticks I can't write, the story collapses, it drops to being just a muttering, a thought, unheld, to be forgotten. I think I should smoke open my matches, strike – it slides quietly down the side of …

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