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Graham Palmer

Graham Palmer

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Starting in the small press world of the 1980s, Graham co-founded Stride Magazine – one early reviewer commenting, ‘Palmer has the impressive gift of word economy, using a stark interplay of image and lyric to produce poems of depth and beauty.’

Since then he has dabbled with journalism and reviewing, written an ‘incisive’ study-guide on the Hound of the Baskervilles (so says the Sherlock Holmes Society of London) and published three books on writing for language-learners with Cambridge University Press, one of which was chosen by the English Language Gazette as their ‘Book of the Month’.

His original research featured in the centennial Book of the Old Edinburgh Club and the creation of myths, how the past informs or misinforms the present, has been one of his consistent themes.

His sequence of poems on the extraordinary lives of ordinary people from the South Cambs/North Herts area forms the basis of Cracked Voices (a collaboration with composer Jenni Pinnock).

He is currently working on a historical biography and is open to commissions, creative collaborations and running workshops.

Feedback from one workshop:
“The atmosphere in the workshop was buzzing…” Laura Rawlings, Headteacher, Greneway Middle School

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