I'm Richard Leach from the outskirts of London/Kent in England, but live abroad. I've been writing poetry since I was about 5 or 6, and it's all been for children really since then...I'm 54 now. Some successful publications, including winning a strange portable dvd player that never worked due to it having a Polish plug, for my entry in a Poetry in the Underground in Warsaw. I very much like the poetry of Shel Silverstein, Robert Louis Stevenson, and John Hegley. I like dogs and cats more than most humans, although my cat scratched me today for having the audacity to pick her bowl up to check what was in it... obviously she hadn't finished. I'm an English teacher by day and a lazy sod by night. I quite like peanut butter, but don't care for anchovies. That's about it.