Portrait drawn by Raiph from a photo by Grace Sanchez
Philip Kane is an award-winning writer, storyteller and artist whose books include The Wildwood King(Capall Bann, 1997) and The Hicklebaum Papers (Mezzanine Press, 2010), as well as his most recent poetry collection, Unauthorised Person (Cultured Llama, 2012). A new collection of poems, The Decipherment of Nature, is scheduled for publication early in 2017. His performances, readings and workshops have been widely praised.
Active on the thriving North Kent arts scene for over thirty years, he has been dubbed “Medway’s Mephistopheles” by Poetry Scotland. During that time he has been a community arts worker for Arts in Medway, and Artistic Director of Storytellers Live – a storytelling club for adults – as well as of the River Roots festival and of the Rochester Literature Festival. A founding member of the London Surrealist Group, he has built up an international reputation, publishing and exhibiting in a number of countries including Spain and the USA. Philip was featured in the December 2012 issue of WOW Magazine
Philip has an ongoing presence on the internet on his blog
You can read some Ungagged Poetry by Philip here