Starting in the small press world of the 1980s, Graham co-founded Stride Magazine with Rupert Loydell – one early reviewer commenting, ‘Palmer has the impressive gift of word economy, using a stark interplay of image and lyric to produce poems of depth and beauty.’
Since then he has dabbled with journalism and reviewing, written an ‘incisive’ study-guide on the Hound of the Baskervilles (so says the Sherlock Holmes Society of London) and published three books on writing for language-learners with Cambridge University Press, one of which was chosen by the English Language Gazette as their ‘Book of the Month’.
His recent work includes a song cycle with composer Jenni Pinnock called Cracked Voices. He is open to commissions, creative collaborations and running workshops.
The atmosphere in the workshop was buzzing… Laura Rawlings, Headteacher, Greneway Middle School
Despite his northern namesake, Graham has – unfortunately – never worked on the railway and does not talk in rhyming couplets.