• Burns, Jim

    Burns, Jim

    Jim Burns (b. 1936) was born in Preston and left school at 16 to work in a cotton mill. He soon began writing poems and stories and publishing articles and reviews in The Guardian, the New Statesman and selected jazz magazines. His poetic style is conversational and infused with a strong sense of life in the north. Laying Something Down: Poems 1962-2007 was published by Shoestring Press in 2007 and the chapbook let’s do it by The Black Light Engine Room Press in 2018.

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