Alan Parry is a poet, playwright and poetry editor from Merseyside, England. He is an English Literature graduate and English teacher. Alan enjoys gritty realism, open ends, miniature schnauzers and 60s girl groups. He has previously had work published by Dream Noir, Porridge, Streetcake Magazine, Black Bough Poems, Nightingale & Sparrow, Ghost City Press, Anti-Heroin Chic and others. He cites Alan Bennett, Claude McKay and Stan Barstow as inspiration. His debut poetry collection, Neon Ghosts is available from thebrokenspine.co.uk
The Broken Spine is a poetry and arts collective proudly published on the coastal edge of North-West England. Founded in 2019 by Alan Parry and Paul Robert Mullen – two school friends reunited after twenty years through a mutual love of poetry.