Simon Barraclough is a published poet, freelance writer, copyeditor, tutor and mentor. He has taught at The Poetry School, City Lit and Morley College as well as working one-to-one with mentees. In 2000 he won the London Writers’ Competition, and his debut collection Los Alamos Mon Amour (Salt 2008) was a Forward First Collection finalist. Other works include Bonjour Tetris (Penned in the Margins 2010) Neptune Blue (Salt 2011) and Sunspots (Penned in the Margins). Sunspots also toured the UK in 2015 and 2016 as a one-man show including music, songs and film. Simon devised and edited the multi-poet, multimedia event Psycho Poetica (Sidekick Books 2012) and co-wrote and co-performed The Debris Field (Sidekick Books 2013). In 2014 Simon was writer in residence at the Mullard Space Science Laboratory. Simon has also published short fiction and essays and is currently working on a collection of short stories. Simon’s latest publication is the long poem Iarnród Éireann (Broken Sleep Books 2021) and his next will be Divine Hours (Broken Sleep Books 2024).
For TLC Simon reads poetry and short stories