Originally from Greater Manchester, Ron has lived in the Lancaster area since 1985. After a career in teaching and academic research he began writing poetry in 2006. He gained his PhD (JG Ballard and visual art) in 1997.
His poems have appeared in many literary magazines, prize winners’ anthologies and literary websites. They have also featured in exhibitions by artists Jayne Simpson and John Morrison and been adapted for video by Morph Films.
He was awarded joint first prize in the McLellan Poetry Competition (2013) and has been highly commended in The Yorkshire Open (2012) and Magma (2011) competitions, as well as being longlisted in the National, Strokestown and Bridport competitions. Ron is a founder member of Lancaster based April Poets.