I am a Frenchman who lives in London (UK).
I believe poetry to be about musicality and rhythm, that it should engage our emotions and experiences through powerful and creative images. I have a preference for rhymes, although I can dabble in free verse as well.
A Vow - A Collection of Love Poems (self-published, 2019; picked up by GMGA Publishing, 2020) is my first poetry book in English. It was born out of morning love notes I used to write for my then fiancée, now wife. These notes were later expanded as poems, and finally gathered as a collection.
Working as a Care Support Worker for people with learning disabilities and/ or on the autism spectrum, I am proud to donate proceeds of A Vow to Happily Dating; a dating project based in London, and supporting people with learning disabilities finding love and friendship.
A Vow features 'An Argument' (winner, 3rd place, Momaya Poetry Competition 2018), and poems previously published in anthologies (Poetry Review 2018: Love; Scentsibility) and various international publications (Writing Magazine, The Wild Word...).
A Vow has been described as 'a splendid collection' by Ayo Gutierrez (TV host and publisher, author of Yearnings); 'poetry at its finest' by Edentu Oroso (publisher, author of Richer than Pride); 'a gorgeous book... a commanding jolt of the beauty of love' by JinQue R.D. (author of Someone Painted the World Black); and 'a ray of hope for all those old-school romantics' by Divyanshi Sharma (journalist and blogger, writing in Hiraeth). Readers gave it a 5 star rating on Goodreads.
I am currently working on editing an anthology of poetry and flash fictions dedicated to fathers and fatherhood, for which proceeds will be donated to the UK charity Families Need Fathers.
Besides writing, I love spending time with my wife and kids, reading a lot of stuff about a lot of stuff (you can find me on Goodreads), and listening to music (metal especially; you can find me on Rate Your Music). I also run Burning Words Poetry, a YouTube channel dedicated to poetry.
Feel free to get in touch!