Phil Kirby

Phil Kirby was born in 1958 in Chingford, on the border between London and Epping Forest. He worked in the family business as a carpenter and joiner before studying English and Education at St.Paul's & St.Mary's College, Cheltenham, and becoming a teacher. Subsequently he worked in Essex, Kent, Derbys, Notts and Wilts, briefly left teaching in 1994, and soon after won an East Midlands Arts bursary. Phil ran Waldean Press between 1994-2000, through which two pamphlets, 'Third Person Gossip'...See more