Alan Halsey

Born in London in 1949, Halsey ran the Poetry Bookshop in Hay-on-Wye for almost twenty years before marrying fellow poet, Geraldine Monk, and moving to Sheffield, where they still live. He works as a painter, collagist and book illustrator/designer, all of which inform his prose poetry. Halsey’s work has moved progressively towards the graphic and his most recent major project, Memory Screen, a text-graphic, was shown at the Bury Text Festival in 2005 (it is included via CD rom in his latest book of collected poems, Marginalien (West House Books, 2006). His other works include Not Everything Remotely: Selected Poems 1978 - 2004 (Cambridge, 2006).

Residence: Sheffield

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