Joshua Barnard

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I have always had a creative streak – in music (where I am an accomplished drummer and Cajon player) and song writing; drama or Creative Writing. From my first “works” issuing a family newspaper aged 8 and writing to The Times, aged 12, I have continued to put pen to paper, throughout my life. Whilst undertaking my Creative Writing degree at Roehampton University, London, I have focussed mainly on novel writing – Sci-Fi being a favoured genre – and particularly poetry that uses innovative forms, such as Collage or Open Verse Notation. Born in Surrey and brought up in Geneva and Northamptonshire, my main influences are William Blake, Alexander Pope, Charles Olsen, bpNichol and John Cage to name but a few.