Recently Jamie won a national poetry prize for Ottakar’s & Faber’s Fifth Annual Poetry competition, and hosted a number of ‘Open Mike’ poetry evenings in London and Essex to provide a forum for up and coming poets. Last year Jamie also hosted an evening of poetry with Bradford poet Joolz Denby.
Jamie’s 1st collection of poetry, Burying October, was introduced by fantasy writer Storm Constantine who said, “…his work touches more than one sense. After each poem is read, an echo lingers after, and an evanescent scent that presses upon our memories, makes us remember things we might have forgotten.”
Currently working on his 3rd collection of poetry, Jamie lives with an assortment of antiques, half read books and nearly empty absinthe bottles in a flat overlooking the Thames.
Jamie’s work has appeared in the anthologies Loose Change & Love Dreams & Desires and will soon be published in Songs In The Silence & Blue Moon Rising.
Since the early nineties Jamie short stories and poetry have also appeared in: Visionary Tongue, The Bloody Quill, Tombraver, The Big Issue Literary Supplement, The Dark Fantasy Newsletter, Shadowdance (USA), The Penny Dreadful (USA), A Bard Hair Day, Voice & Verse and Eclipse Magazine.
Jamie has many influences, these are just a few.
Edgar Allen Poe (1809 – 1849)
Charles Baudelaire (1821 – 1867)
Siegfried Sassoon (1886 – 1967)
Isaac Rosenberg (1890 – 1918)
Wilfred Owen (1893 – 1918)
Robert Graves (1895 – 1985)