Since winning a Northern Writer’s Award, John has completed a PhD in Creative Writing at Newcastle University where he now works as a Research Associate and a Teaching Assistant.
His poems have appeared on BBC Radio 4, and in magazines and journals including Butcher’s Dog, Clinic, Iota, Magma, Poetry London, The Rialto, Poetry Salzburg Review, and Under the Radar. He is also the recipient of a Pushcart Prize, and was selected as one of the Aldeburgh Eight by the Poetry Trust in 2015.
He has held residences at the Keats Shelley House in Rome, and was a poet-in-residence with the Northern Poetry Library in 2015/16. His debut play, The Next Train to Depart, was commissioned in 2014 by Queen’s Hall Arts Centre and performed throughout the North East. A debut pamphlet of poems is forthcoming from Poetry Salzburg.