PETER BURGHAM - Profile
Born and brought up in Liverpool, then lived in Scotland for 24 years, now based in York. Before retirement in 2019, I worked in IT for 40+ years, back to days considered prehistoric in computer terms... More recently I've become a TEFL-qualified teacher (English as a foreign language) and I'm also working on my French.
Hoping to catch a literary spark from my 19th century ancestors, the Welsh bards Alafon, Llifon and Taliesin, I try to entertain through writing, and I hope you will enjoy these poems, pictures and the links to other creative activities.
In 2019-20, I've completed 3 books of verse and learnt some of the do's and don'ts of self-publishing. I continue to write and in 2021 I'm launching a new series called Pause and Rewind, which are books of photo-poems focused on different locations. The first of these celebrates my local village of Haxby, in York.
The picture here is one I took in summer 2015 of Sefton Park in Liverpool. Visit the Save Sefton Park Meadows website for further details about the council and housing developer plans to destroy this beautiful heritage.