Words On A Map
This is Geoff Strange’s first collection. Living and working in Cleveland since 1978, he’s been developing as a poet since he joined a Middlesbrough adult education class in 1999. In 2002 he won the North Yorks National Park Open Poetry Prize and his poem was used to promote National Parks throughout the country. Strange is a writer who is truly in touch with nature and the landscapes around him. These poems celebrate the beauty of his adopted land.
About Geoff Strange
Geoff Strange was born and educated in the West Country and Wales. A subsequent career in secondary and higher education took him to the home counties, midlands and north west before he finally settled in the North East. He started to write poetry seriously on retirement and joined a Leeds University creative writing class at Harrow Road Centre in Middlesbrough. He has published poems in various local and national anthologies. He won the North York Moors National Park’s open poetry prize in 2002 and joined the editorial board of Mudfog in 2006.
Much of his poetry is inspired by the history and natural beauty of the northern landscapes and regular travel abroad has deepened his appreciation of how human beings affect and are affected by their environment.