After living for most of his life in Stockport, Andrew Mayne moved to Sherfield on Loddon, Hampshire in April, 2015. Whether he will remain there remains to be seen. He was born in Manchester in 1947. He read English at Leeds University and wrote a postgraduate dissertation on the novels of William Golding. He worked as a schoolteacher from 1970 to 2007 - when he retired from teaching at the Manchester Grammar School, where until 2002 he had been Head of English for seventeen years. He has written student editions of Terence Rattigan's The Winslow Boy (Longman, 1983) and Joe Orton?s Loot (Methuen, 1985), and a critical introduction to Joseph Conrad?s The Secret Agent (Macmillan Master Guides, 1987). He is the co-author of Considering Prose (Hodder & Stoughton, 1984) and Considering Drama (Hodder & Stoughton, 1986). The Language Book (co-author, J. A. Shuttleworth) was published by Hodder & Stoughton in 1996.
Since he started sending off poems to magazines at the end of 1998, his work has appeared in a wide variety of publications.
Andrew Mayne?s first volume of poetry, Always Our Likely Finale (97 pp.) was published at the end of 2006 by Poetry Monthly Press.
He is currently working on a collection of poems and prose pieces about school life, entitled All Bells Will Ring At The Usual Times.
If you want to get in touch, send me an email: mayneAA (at) aol.com. Click the link below to read some of my poems.