I am an actor and a poet and I was born in Alexandria on the coast of Loch Lomond. I was raised in Aberdeen, where I was taught theatre and poetry by drama teacher Annie Inglis. I gained a Publishing Degree from Robert Gordon's University in Aberdeen and moved to London in late 2005 to train as an actor. After a couple of years as a jobbing actor, I decided to take up poetry, building on the speech and drama skills I learned in Aberdeen. I found an advert for an open-mic in Whitechapel and then began open-micing across London. I have since featured at many nights and poetry slams across London, and I now host my own night Paper Tiger Poetry 2nd Wednesday of the month at the Tea House Theatre in Vauxhall. My writing covers many themes and topics including alienation, mental illness and even the odd poem about snooker. My favourite poets include Oscar Wilde, Alfred Noyes and the master William Shakespeare. My work has appeared in Asperger United magazine (http://www.nas.org.uk/aspergerunited) as well as bulletins produced by Autism London (http://www.autismlondon.org.uk/publications/bulletins.htm). My political poems have been placed on the website of A World to Win, an organisation campaigning on all fronts for radical social change: http://www.aworldtowin.net/resources/WhyPalestine.html. Videos and samples of my work can found on my blog here on Writeoutloud. I also keep a fan-page on Facebook. That's it from me. Hopefully see you around on the circuit. Alain
All poems are copyright of the originating author. Permission must be obtained before using or performing others' poems.
The Ballad of Jack McGee (11/09/2014)
Who Are You, William Shakespeare? (23/04/2014)
Shakespeare Authorship Debate (13/04/2014)
An Asperger Actor by Alain English - book for sale! (03/03/2014)
Sappho Rose Review (26/05/2013)
Stories of Shakey P Review (14/04/2013)
Blood Privilege Review (30/03/2013)
Paper Tiger Poetry March 15th (03/03/2013)
Sappho In Nine Fragments (21/01/2013)
The Christmas Dinner Review (15/12/2012)
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