Aidan Semmens

Yorkshire-born, Durham-raised, Semmens has been a journalist for more than 40 years, working for both regional and national press, predominantly on the sports pages, but also as a columnist on general news topics. A gap of 33 years separated his first published poetry pamphlet from his first full-length collection, since when he has produced another five books. After 27 years in Suffolk, he recently relocated to Orkney.