Pete Marshall is a poet who has spent much of his life working with children in care. In Loco Parentis brings together the worlds of art and social work, daring to express the extremities of child cruelty and sexual abuse.
Shocking and discomforting, the poems bring into the daylight the dark corners of human capability, piercing through the legalistic language with which we protect ourselves from an unerring truth.
Pete Marshall was born in Liverpool in 1958. His most recent collection, Agog, was published by Cinnamon Press in 2011 (ISBN 9781907090455). Pete is a member of Academi’s Writers on Tour scheme, and lives on a traditional Welsh smallholding in the Conwy Valley.