John Barclay – writer, entertainer and performance poet
John Barclay is a writer, entertainer and performance poet based in Dorset, England. Deftly crafted pieces in styles to suit their subjects, his poems are dramatic rather than descriptive, in-your-face rather than introspective. Whether angry, moving, surreal, witty or daft, John presents them with charm and theatrical flair, proving that poetry has come out of the dusty bookcase into the real world, or at least the world of entertainment.
A former Marks & Spencer speechwriter, in 2005 John brought out a collection of poems called 'The Blood of Others'. He has written plays, sketches, comedy material, song lyrics, newspaper articles and published a travel memoir 'SURFACE MALE - Round the World Without Flying'.