Christopher Twigg lives in Talgarth, Wales and is a painter and a poet. He was born on October 3rd, 1958 in Bromsgrove, England, the only son of a Priest. He read English at Pembroke College, Cambridge, and then became qualified as a teacher, working in Hounslow and Brixton.
In 1986, he went to live in Granada, Spain, where he studied Machado (Antonio), Lorca and St John of the Cross, and began to write and draw. From 1989 to 1994 he studied painting at the Slade school - examples of his work are reproduced on his gallery page.
His first book, Nature Poetry, was published in 1992 by Knife Edge Press. A second collection, Adventures in the West, appeared in 1994, published by RMG, and a third, In the Choir, published in 1997 (Alces Press) was Pick of the Week paperback in the Guardian. A new collection of poems, A Cherub That Sees Them, was published by Pollack Press in Summer 2001.
Christopher Twigg has performed at the Royal Festival Hall’s Voice Box, on Channel Four Television (as part of the LitPop series) and on BBC Radio Three’s ‘Poetry 2000’.
Christopher writes songs as well as poems and is singer and guitarist for the neo-old time urban hillbilly indoor rambler group Chicken of the Woods, much loved by listeners of Greater London Radio. Their first CD, Chicken of the Woods, was released by Floating World records in January 2001. Taken from from http://www.floatingworld.co.uk/books/christopher.twigg/index.html