Born in the Waikato.
Adult life mostly spent in Auckland working as a seafarer on the Waitemata Harbour and Hauraki Gulf.
Has published eight collections of poetry. The last was 'Odysseus in Woolloomooloo' (Steele Roberts, 2014).
Was awarded the Lauris Edmond Memorial Prize in 2016.
Writer in Residence: University of Waikato 2017.
The poem 'Z' submitted to Mayhem is from a new collection all but complete except for a title.