Chris Warren taught English for almost 20 years and made a special focus of encouraging young people to find their voice in poetry. His own poems cover a wide range of forms, from the experimental to the formal sonnet, song lyrics to the experimental prose poetry of Heartwood.
He is part of a Poetry collective called The Five, poets who met at university, and he regularly performs his poems with them.
He is currently writing more guides for young writers – the “39 Steps” series, with Trevor Millum, published episodically in the National Association for the Teaching of English (NATE) magazine.
Published poems available online:
Childhood Memories – A collection of poem vignettes that capture the experience of growing up in Uganda and Fiji.
Heartwood – In the poetic tree-language of Leafen, Heartwood tells his tale of love and loss as a tree that decides to grow a man, contrary to tree-lore.
Time Rime – Coleridge’s classic poem, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, reimagined as a Sci Fi epic and written in a style that echoes the original. This mariner takes on a strange assignment:, to pilot a spaceship to another time dimension.