Gordon Hodgeon was born in Lancashire in 1941. He has worked in schools, in teacher-education and in educational administration. From 1972 to 1996 he was a schools' adviser in Teesside, later Cleveland. He has been active for many years in NATE, and in Northern Arts, Cleveland Arts and New Writing North. These days he helps run Mudfog Press. Previous publications include November Photographs (1981) and A Cold Spell (1996). He lives in Stockton-on-Tees.
For the past five years the poet Gordon Hodgeon has been confined to his bed....