Tony Kirk was born in London, England. He spent his childhood in Harrow Middesex.Tony has lived in South West France for the last 10 years where he has been able to pursue his passion for writing poetry. Living in the middle of French countryside, Tony is able to use the solitude to explore themes both modern and from pre- history. His view on life is what he sees from his travels working in the Charente and Dordogne region of France.
Ten thousand years ago the region was under a salt water lagoon and was inhabited by cave dwellers. The Charente area has a special feel with its life stretching back into pre-history. He feels very privileged to able to live here in this region of France.
Tony believes that poetry should have a theme and be understood by all. He's not a fan of poems that overcomplicate. Over complication can lose an audience causing the reader to switch-off. What should be said should be understood without excluding the reader. If it can't be understood on the first read then file it in the complicated bin. Spelling, grammar and punctuation is not important.(his opinion) It's the ideas, themes and effects that the words have on the reader that matters. After all Shakespeare's work was full of spelling mistakes, made up words and poor grammar and he did OK and virtually no personification....
His poetry can be both fun, a bit bonkers and slightly left wing and can sometimes operate in parallel present and past worlds where themes can be expressed in an alternative safe environment..