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.
A Vow features 'An Argument' (winner, 3rd place, Momaya Poetry Competition 2018), and poems previously published in an anthology (Poetry Review 2018: Love) 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.
Besides writing, I love my job as Care Support Worker for people with learning disabilities and/ or mental illnesses, 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.
I donate proceeds of my books to charities:
-the ones from A Vow to Happily Dating (a dating and friendship agency for people who have a learning disability or who are on the autism spectrum);
-the ones from the fathers/ fatherhood anthology will be donated to Families Need Fathers (a social care organisation that provides information, advice and support to parents whose children's relationship with them is under threat during or after divorce or separation).
Feel free to get in touch!