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John Finnigan

John was born in Green Lane, South Shields, in Coronation Year (1953). He shifted to South Gosforth twenty two years later, and remained there for a couple of years before moving down to London, where he's been ever since.   In his own words 'No question about it, the formative influence on me as a writer was after I nicked the Oxford Book of American Poetry from the Marine & Tech College library and decided I had to have me some of that 20th century-type contemporary verse action'.  That was way back in 1969 and since then he's had a number of poem placements in Literary Mags.