Lino Print Self Portrait

Self Portrait

Garrie Fletcher lives and writes in Birmingham. He is an active poet and writer performing across the West Midlands whenever possible and has been published in a variety of publications both in print and online as well as being broadcast on a number of occasions. At the moment he is completing his debut novel ‘Going Underground’ inbetween knocking out short stories whilst writing like a demon. You can follow his exploits here.


Garrie currently has poems in ‘We’re All In This Together’ published by Offa’s Press and the ‘Earth Love’ Anthology published by Earth Love. An early collection of his writing can be found at Blackheath Books.

10 thoughts on “About

  1. I’m a writer. I write and perform poetry, short stories, flash fiction and I’m currently on the second draft of my first novel but I’m always looking for outlets for my work. I’m on twitter, that’s where I got the link to your blog from.

  2. Garrie, thank for stopping by and giving my blog a follow. I appreciate it. Regarding the music to drive to Norfolk to: I’d listen to my Jazz list (regarding the tweet posted on your blog here). It’s ten hours long, filled with variety and prolly would be long enough for a Birmingham to Norfolk drive. Jazz would be great because it keeps you awake and keeps you from road-rage.

    • Cheers Aaron. I’ve some Miles Davis I can bung on for those tail- light traumas. I was thinking of going with the soundtrack to Paris Texas. I don’t know if you’ve seen the film but its very atmospheric and moving with lots of shots of flat, American desert. Now I know there’s no desert in Norfolk but it does have the flat landscape with vast expanses of sky, weather permitting, so I felt that would be apt. Sadly the soundtrack only lasts about forty minutes so I’ll definitely be bulking it out with some jazz and maybe some trip hop. Thanks for getting in touch on that.

      • Good choice on Miles Davis. I am sampling the Paris Texas soundtrack as I type. The opening song “Paris, Texas” has some great guitar. This is an album I’ll download come payday.

        I agree about the flat of Norfolk. I was stationed in Newport News at Ft. Eustis in 1989 and remember well the lack of mountains. Being from Utah, I love the mountains and feel homesick without them. There are some things I loved doing in the Tide-Water area and the best was crabbing. Saturday afternoons into evenings on a public (or private) pier, bar-b-que, music, friends, family and good times. I don’t know if you are into that kind of thing, but if you are and can find a group, it is a lot of fun.

        Again, I love the guitar in that album. Thanks for the suggestion.

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