Author Poet Vesifier
Born in Harlsden on the outskirts of London in 1943, Peter Barns spent his formative years living beside Regent’s Park.
Educated at a Secondary Modern school, he left with just one qualification in ‘O’ Level Art.
Passing through a variety of occupations after leaving school, he finally ended up working in the construction industry as an electrician. After taking his City & Guilds, he became an electrical engineer and spent the next twenty years working on building sites. Somewhere in there he got married and divorced – a couple of times – and had two children.
He moved to the Highlands of Scotland in the late 1980’s along with his partner. With the move came a new occupation – counselling people with alcohol and drug problems – which he did for six years before managing a charitable company recycling redundant computers back into the community.
Now retired he spends his time writing, and refurbishing houses.
I love my mind: it takes me to fabulous places where strange creatures roam. A land unseen and unexplored. A visage reflecting the faces I’ve seen, the words I’ve heard and dreams yet to come.
Peter Barns 2014