Jim Bennett lives near Liverpool in the UK and is the author of 71 books, including books for children, books of poetry and many technical titles on transport and examinations. His poetry collections include:- Drums at New Brighton (Lifestyle 1999), Down in Liverpool (CD) (Long Neck 2001), The Man Who Tried to Hug Clouds (Bluechrome 2004 reprinted 2006), Larkhill (Searle Publishing 2009) & The Cartographer / Heswall (Indigo Dreams 2013)
He has won many awards for his writing and performance including 3 DADAFest awards. He is also managing editor of www.poetrykit.org one of the world’s most successful internet sites for poets. He has been nominated for a Pushcart Award on 7 occasions, and shortlisted for the Basil Bunting Award in 2013.
Jim taught Creative Writing at the University of Liverpool and now tours throughout the year giving readings and performances of his work.