Bordeaux Bay

Bordeaux Bay
Watercolour by Tony Taylor


Welcome to my Biography page, neatly tucked away behind my Home page. 


I’ve deliberately put the poems and stories up front because that’s what this blog is about: the writing, not the writer.  

It’s my intention to update the posts frequently with a mixture of poems, stories and images, also musical and visual clips, in an attempt to keep it interesting, amusing and thought-provoking.

I grew up in Northern Ireland but now live at Bordeaux Bay on the island of Guernsey, with my wife, Jane, a fellow writer. 

Ours is a quiet life enlivened by trips to France and Italy to escape the feeling of cabin-fever that occasionally results from dwelling on an island of just 25 square miles in size.  

I enjoy music, books and films, food, wine, animals and sunshine, and all of these will probably crop up in the blog at some point.  

I’ve written verse for many years, had numerous pieces published or broadcast and taken part in poetry readings at local and international festivals.

You will find many of my poems in the BBC archives, while others can be found in assorted publications throughout the UK and Channel Islands.

For the most part, however, the material you’ll read here is previously unpublished.

I have two collections of verse currently in print: A Guernsey Double, in collaboration with UK poet, Peter Kenny, and Strange Journey, a book of poems published in 2011 dealing with the transition from childhood to old age. 

                                                                                                                                                    Bordeaux, Guernsey, by Jane Fleming