Philip Dawson-Hammond was born in 1959, in the industrial mill-town of Dewsbury, West Yorkshire.
The son of a shopkeeper, Philip was educated at Highfield Grammar School in Wakefield, and later at Leeds College of Technology, where he qualified as a machine printer.
However, he has previously spent over thirty years in the local newspaper trade, both on production and in an editorial capacity as a regular columnist and feature writer for a series of provincial titles.
Since starting to write at the age of sixteen, Philip has developed a style of his own, covering a rich variation of subject matter, which he feels has resulted in the discovering of his own individual voice within the diversity of modern verse.
Philip is married with one grown-up son, and now lives with Cathy, his wife of five years, in Sprotbrough, South Yorkshire.
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