Original Profession


This original copy of my list poem Hairdressers from my poetry chapbook Professions has been hanging at my good friend Simon’s business Shades for many years now, but not quite the 30+ he has been cutting my hair. It is a great and much appreciated support of this work which showcases the beginnings – the ‘apprenticeship’ of these list poems about people’s various occupations. The poem should have had the line who hang poems in their salons.

I did write and gave another to a local baristas/coffee shop [this poem also in my Red Ceilings Press book here], but it was never displayed. Just think, some time after Professions 26 has been published and a person is searching through their loft and quite by accident comes across…


Once again – thank you Simon.