Biography of Pat Duggan
Pat Duggan is the pen-name of a research scientist based in northern England. His day job involves lecturing to students, writing research papers and trying to be a half-decent husband and parent. Having been put off poetry at school, he gradually returned to it, taking particular pleasure in the challenge that formal structures impose on the flow of ideas. Some of his work is personal, touching on a history of anxiety and depression, though a sometimes surreal sense of humour has a habit of breaking through. His perfect day would be a long walk through wild countryside, followed by a couple of beers and an early night. He likes cats, and the feeling seems to be mutual.
Pat Duggan Poems
They say depression's like exhaustion of the brain And medication's there to help us cope. A daily tablet keeps me nearly sane
Trafalgar Square, April
Vibrato bass of creeping traffic With obligato of banshee sirens A chatter of voices A clatter of pigeons
Showers Later, Good
Nearly every night we hear a Reference to North Utsire But Utsire's sited where? Does anybody know or care?
They say Wendy Cope Writes humorous verse And whyever not? She could do a lot worse
They say Wendy Cope
Writes humorous verse
And whyever not?
She could do a lot worse
She could write clever poems
Intended to sound