Author - Poet - Singer - Golfer
WORK IN PROGRESS
There is always work in progress as there is always, or so it seems, a poem either on the edge of my mind trying to get in or one that has already been allowed entry and is now stirring uneasily and asking to be fed. Then there is the prose; there will always be prose and I suspect that much of it will be creative non-fiction.
NOWT AT ALL LIKE HOME
I am now ninety percent through the first draft of the third book which is sub-titled The Travels of a Yorkshire Farmer’s Son.. All partly true and much of it absolutely true. Lots of characters, happenings and faraway places. Not a memoir in the true sense of that word. Not meant to be serious and presented much in the style of Nowt to Do with Me and Nowt to Do with My Wife. As John Steinbeck once said, ‘the setting down of words is only the final process. Only the last of the process waits to be done.’
The third Canadian-published collection of poetry will be titled Crows in the Apple Tree. Hope to get it out as early as possible in 2019. Likely to include about 50 poems and up to 25 photographs from Russell Hague.
ART INK VICTORIA (Scott Wingfield)
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KIWANIS TEA ROOM
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BRADFIELD VILLAGE SHOP (Heather Tingle)
Bradfield, Sheffield, UK
Award winning local shop, cafe, post office and accommodation
Dungworth, Sheffield, UK
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Loxley, Sheffield, UK
Much more than plants.
Victoria, BC, CANADA
677 ST. PATRICK STREET, VICTORIA, BC CANADA
An intimate encounter with food
FRANK WILSON (THAT’S ME) WAS BORN IN THE MIDDLE OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR in the Loxley Valley to the west of Sheffield, South Yorkshire, UK. The son of a dairy farmer, I worked as an agricultural economist for a number of years in Kenya and Zambia and later in Samoa in the South Pacific. From my academic base in the University of Bradford I also carried out a wide range of research, teaching and consultancy assignments in East, West, Central and Southern Africa, India, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, the Solomon Islands, Albania and Romania.
Retiring from academic work when I was sixty, I shifted my attention happily to other kinds of written output; first of all as a feature writer and editor of local magazines and then to poetry and short stories. My first collection of poems ‘BLACKBERRIES’ was privately published in 2008 to raise funds to assist those with Multiple Sclerosis in the UK. I have won awards for poetry and short stories in both the UK and British Columbia.
My ‘NOWT TO DO WITH ME’ – RURAL STORIES FROM THE NORTH ENGLAND – was published by Peakpublish in the UK in January 2013. A second short-story volume ‘NOWT TO DO WITH MY WIFE’ was published in 2015. Two collections of poetry have been published in Canada by Tusitala Victoria; ‘CHASING CROWS’ (2013 reprinted 2015) and ‘APPLE MAN’ in 2016. I am also working on a third collection of stories drawing on my international work and travels and have other writing projects in process. Additionally there is always a poem lurking around the corner of my mind.
In 1964 I married the girl I had met during my last few months at grammar school. We now live in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada where I write, garden, write again, sing with the Arbutus Singers, play golf, enjoy the company of our grand-children, then write again.