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We watched the rain but always knew it would stop. Would it ever stop, now? Every second, every minute, every hour for five years: the incessant rat a tat-tat of rain. The rain has come and so has the killing. Rain and death in a city where madness is winning : it infects the sewers, lives in pipes, has a hook for a hand, no eyes and filed teeth. Insanity has swallowed the city, washed it down with rain and now there will be Payne.
Arrived 1967. Forged in the town of Bishop Auckland, County Durham. Educated and energised by the politics, music and film of the 1980s as well as the English teachers of Bishop Barrington Comprehensive School. Struggled through soulless jobs and 'the dole'. Returned to education in the 1990's c/o Northumbria University: English (BA Hons) and Creative Writing MA). During this time, formed first narratives as poems and became an active member of Newcastle's 'live' poetry scene. Later, edited the literary magazine 'Billy Liar' and delivered creative arts projects to young people from Cumbria to Teesside. Wrote plays and films alongside the ...More About Ian Dowson