Adrian Manning is an English poet and micro-publisher. He has had a number of chapbooks published, including Wretched Songs Concrete Meat Press, a micro-press that publishes poetry broadsides and chapbooks.
He lives in Leicester, England.
DH: How and when did you start writing poetry? I am curious about the contemporary poetry scene in England. I regard most English poetry as conservative. Is there a strong ‘alternative’ poetry/literary culture there?
AM: I started writing when I was a teenager, about 17 or 18. I had a notebook in which I used to record my thoughts about my confused worldview at the time. It was sort of like a diary but the thoughts took on a poetic prose form...Read more.