I have been writing poems since the age of nine. My writings were first published in 1990 and sporadically thereafter in a variety of South African journals and anthologies.
I have a Masters Degree in Creative Writing from UCT where I wrote a novel, The Drop Out, which won second prize in the Ernst van Heerden Creative Writing Competition in 2002. I won third prize in the Dalro Awards for a poem published in New Coin during 2010 and I shared first prize for a story I submitted for the Chinese Short Story Project jointly organised by the Confucius Institute and School of Languages at Rhodes University in 2011.
I was sponsored by the National Arts Council in 2005 and 2006 and used the opportunity to produce a short story collection, Preparations for his Future by Marvin Hurt, and a second novel, The Heathens. A few of the stories have been published in collections.
My illustrated verse novel, The Griffin Elegy, was serialised in New Contrast in 8 parts from 2007 - 2009.
I became a member of the Ecca poets in 2012 and publish poems regularly since then. I have done the cover art of the Ecca publications since that year.
From 2012 till the present I co-published 8 books together with Norman Morrissey (author of Strandloop).
I am available as mentor and editor to assist with creative writing in all genres, especially poetry and prose (novels and short stories). I run Creative Writing workshops and poetry 'walkshops' ('Hiku Hikes'). I have recently completed a major solo collection of 236 poems making a love story, entitled Greater Matter A Journey of Poems to Death and Beyond. This book was published by Poetree Publications in Johannesburg and was launched on 12th October 2019. I sold 75% of the print-run within three months to buyers locally, as well as internationally, ranging from Canada to India. I am busy finalising a second solo volume of poems, which I intend launching on 14th February 2020. I have an archive of 48 newsletters on literary matters and regularly publish poems, comments and pieces of poetic interest on the social media. I create hand-made art pieces in a variety of media, mainly sculptural ceramics and intaglio.