John Stuart

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John Stuart is married with four children and six grandchildren.

He studied at Sir William Borlase's Grammar School, Marlow, Bucks and read Russian with German Subsidiary at Birmingham University, graduating in 1967.

He worked in educational administration for the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (1968-75) and City & Guilds of London Institute (1975-2005) but now devotes his time to poetry.

He is currently chairman of the Taunton-based poets' group Fire River Poets and member of the Management Committee of Go Create who organise the Taunton Live festivals.

He initiated and currently MCs monthly poetry events in Taunton and, with fellow poet, Ross Bryant, the quarterly spoken word events The Mic Shack.

His collection, Word of Mouth (Oversteps Books) was published in 2009.

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