Alan Parry is a poet and playwright from Merseyside, England. He is an English Literature graduate and will train to teach high school English this coming acadmeic year. Alan is a proud family man who has battled anxiety and depression for the whole of his adult life and finds writing to be a cathartic release. Alan enjoys gritty realism, open ends and work which is politically charged. He cites Jack Kerouac and Alan Bennett as inspiration. Alan has been published in Peach Velvet Magazine, The Literary Mark Review, Black Bough Poems and others.