Welcome to the official website of Raftery the Poet.
I have been writing and performing my own poetry for a number of years, mainly in the West Yorkshire area. Having grown up in the Merseyside region I came to Leeds as a journeyman pile-cloth weaver at some point in the seventies and it has been my home ever since. My poetry is frequently humorous but often tinged with pathos as I strive to acutely observe and spotlight the minutiae of life. I am keen to bring my work to a wider audience. Hopefully visitors to this website will enjoy the opportunity to sample the essential flavour of my work and will use it as the gateway to discover more.