Background is Liverpool, North Wales, Yorkshire, plus travelling and working abroad in Europe and the Middle East. Deserts, orchards, streets... Communes, squats, counter-culture, gradually moderating into fatherhood and middle age. Musician, climber, sailor, writer. Influences come from everyone & everywhere, from relationships, fatherhood, mythology, rellgion, philosophy, politics, nature, literature, art, cookery, therapy, psychology, technology... I still go about marvelling most of the time, and don't intend to stop. This sounds like a dating blurb.
A very short list of influential writers, in no order: The Gawain Poet, Jeremy Prynne, George Eliot, William Burroughs, Alan Moorhead, Dickens, Eliot, Beckett, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Arthur Machen, Kerouac, Mabel Collins, John Gribbin, Richard Dawkins, Rumi, Marvell, cummings, Oulipo, Austin Osman Spare, Crowley, Ginsberg, Jane Austen, Denise Riley, Rabelais...