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.
Despite his northern namesake, Graham has – unfortunately – never worked on the railway and does not talk in rhyming couplets.