George McDermid came to Fife from Edinburgh via Aberdeen and Glasgow (as well as a few surrounding satellite towns). He started writing poetry when a teenager, but became distracted by following a career in his thirties and stopped being creative. After a 20-year silence, he is writing again. He is now published by way of three poems in three different, upcoming anthologies: ‘Eternal Love‘ and ‘Light & Darkness‘, both scheduled for release in August 2017, and ‘Spring Awakening‘, due for publication in September 2017. All three will be published by Forward Poetry.
Once a teacher, he now works for National Museums Scotland and is very much looking forward to a time when he can kick off those work shoes and release time to write a little more.
He has also written a few shorter pieces of prose and tried his hand at short stories, however, ‘I always return to poetry’, he exclaims.
He lives with his partner and a variety of pets: a small timid black cat, and various small fish kept in colourful tanks in the kitchen. He can often be found cycling out and about the Fife countryside. Or playing traditional music with friends on flute, whistles, pipes and bodhran. Or somewhere guzzling real ale!