Graham Smith

Graham Smith

A graduate of the Creative Writing MA programme at Bath Spa University, Graham also holds an English degree from Lancaster University. He has worked for Apples & Snakes as a performing poet and took poetry into secondary schools as part of the 2012 Cultural Olympiad that ran alongside the 2012 UK Olympics. More recently, he has been writing children's books, and a satirical blog about the pandemic, The Incredible Wordsmith.
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It is the end of October 2020, a weekday afternoon and the sun is low in the sky. I am thirty metres offshore, floating on my back and feeling the sun’s rays on my face. The sea is calm and I close my eyes and mentally thank myself for arranging my life like this, to give myself moments such as these. I am going to live forever, I think.

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