Chris Nelson was born in East Anglia, but grew up in Birmingham when his family relocated when he was still a young child. After leaving school he studied computing at what was then Wolverhampton Polytechnic, before deciding that it was not a career path he wanted to follow. He retrained as a teacher and has taught in a primary school in Dudley since the mid 1980’s.
He has dabbled in writing short stories since his youth, but has began writing more seriously since the turn of the century.
His poetry has appeared in the anthology ‘The Poets Symphony‘ and one of his short stories (The Guest House) has been published in the collection ‘Static Dreams – Volume 2′.  Both publications are available through all good on-line outlets.
He lives in Stourbridge with his wife and two children.
© All original writing copyright Chris Nelson 2010-2018

61 thoughts on “About”

  1. Thank you for following my blog, your post are very enjoyable reads. AJM

  2. Hi Chris, thanks for the follow, please know my blog is bilingual so you will get some notice on Italian poetry, bear with me, I’m doing my best to keep the post balanced! Or you could use this poetry to learn a new language… 🙂

  3. Hi Chris. Your blog was mentioned to me, so I thought I’d stop by and say hello.
    I like your written words, keep writing. It doesn’t take long for creative blogging people to start finding each other! I wish you great luck, welcome! 🙂

  4. Rachael Charmley said:

    Hi Chris. Thanks for liking a story or two and for following me back! Your writing is inspirational. I look forward to exploring your blog.

    • Thanks for your kind words, they are genuinely appreciated. I’ve enjoyed what I have read of your writing so far, and like your style. I hope that I can produce some work that you enjoy too.

  5. Hello, Mr. Nelson. Thank you so much for following my blog. I followed you back. Looking forward to seeing your work on my homepage. Blessings to you and your family!

  6. Amazingly I know Stourbridge, and used to live and work in Hagley for about seven years: small world

  7. Rachael Charmley said:

    Hi Chris. Just to let you know I’ve nominated you for another Sunshine Award! Rachael

  8. Thanks for following my blog. I also appreciate all the likes and comments. I am looking forward to reading more of your stuff, its a very nice blog you have here

  9. Hello Chris you asked me what medium I am using for my art. Some of these are digital creations, others are shots that I’ve taken with my camera and then digitally altered or enhanced. Once they are done they are printed on either canvas, acrylic, metal or as standard print depending on what the buyer wants. I am currently using a myriad of digital software to get the effects that I create. Have a great day my friend and thank you for your comment.

  10. Rachael Charmley said:

    Have a lovely peaceful holiday. Good to know you. 🙂

  11. Thank you for the likes! Your poetry is wonderful, I’m going to have to read some more. I have a cousin who just left Wolverhampton for Wales about a year ago. First time I’ve seen that name come up in awhile. 🙂

    • ‘It’s a small world after all…!’ Thank you for you kind comment and your visit. I stumbled across your blog via the wonderful Vic Briggs, and am enjoying your posts. I look forward to reading more.

  12. I hear you’re not much of a fan of these, but I just wanted to let you know that I’ve nominated you for the Liebster Award 🙂 http://acmelodyblog.wordpress.com/2014/01/21/paying-it-forward/

    • Thank you. I’ve nothing against awards per se, but, personally, I like writing for creativity’s sake, and if somebody else likes what I write then so much the better! I believe that if only one other person likes what we create then it has been a worthwhile process, which is why I really appreciate any feedback that I receive. Thanks for your consideration of my blog, congratulations and good luck with your writing – I look forward to reading more. I’m also going to check out some of your other recommendations!

      • You’re welcome, and you’re absolutely right, so no worries. I just thought I should give it go at least once and despite the rules. I’m a rebel like that. 🙂 I hope you enjoy the other blogs, they’re all great.

  13. hi Chris, i am relly enjoying the I-Ching poetry series. the poems seem to be getting more profoundly potent, i’ll be looking forward to the next installment. i just wanted to visit a bit to ty for liking some of my recent poetry, encouragement is always greatly appreciated.

    • Thank you for dropping by and taking the time to comment. I’m pleased that you are enjoying the series of poems inspired by the I-Ching. I shall be sure to check out your sita a little later today. Thanks again!

  14. You have a new fan and a new follower 🙂

  15. Greetings! You visited my blog this past summer, and I am finally catching up on those who stopped by to visit my blog. I try to return the favor and read the person who visited me. Thank YOU for your visit! I was a teacher for 36 years…nice to meet another! I am from Palmyra, Wisconsin, USA. Your poetry is wonderful! Blessings on you and family!

    • Many thanks for your visit, and I’m pleased that you are enjoying my site. It is difficult to keep up with so many interesting sites, so I appreciate your time. You eclipse my career by half a dozen years, by the way!

  16. bookheathen said:

    Thanks for visiting my blog and for liking some of my posts!

  17. bookheathen said:

    PS Some very nice writing in both prose and poetry. Have you published in book form?

  18. Thank you for visiting my blog and liking some of my posts. Blessings, Natalie 🙂

  19. Just down the road from me – I have family in Stourbridge! A thoughtful and enjoyable blog.

  20. Hi Chris – Couldn’t resist commenting having read your background. I was born in Birmingham but was brought up in East Anglia (Peterborough)!!!! Have a great day! 🙂

  21. Hi Chris, thanks for coming by my blog! I like what I’m reading here, so I’ll be a more frequent visitor from now on! Pleased to have made your acquaintance! Cheers!

  22. Thank you, Chris, for stopping by my blog and leaving a “like”. I’ve enjoyed several poems I read here, and plan to come back!

  23. Hey, Chris, its a wonderful place you have here. Read some of your poems, and loved them instantly. Looking forward to read more of your stuff.

  24. Thanks for visiting and liking Tinsel Times.

  25. I am happy to find and read your work here on WordPress. You are a poet of unusual power and clarity. Thank you so much for posting.

  26. Your poems are all marvelous, Chris. They keep me trapped.

  27. Today I took time to reread many of your poems Chris. Such raw and powerful poetry, beautifully heartbreaking, deep and thoughtful. You are truly gifted Chris.

    • I am both humbled and touched by this – both your generous words and the fact that you have revisited some of my writing. I think that we all would like to hope that we are re-read, but would never expect it; after all, there is so much worth reading, and it often takes time to locate, which is why I appreciate you taking some of your precious time to not only read my work, but also leave your thoughts.
      You have my heart-felt thanks.

  28. Dear Mr. Chris,
    Thank you very much for liking my story, “The Box’. I went through your blog and read two stories, ‘The Candle Game’ and ‘Postcards’. I am floored by the vivid imagery in your writing. Your words created the exact picture in front of my eyes while I struggle with the description of my narrative.
    I wanted you to know that I loved what I read on your blog and will come for more.

    • Thank you so much for taking the time to read these stories – I am delighted that you enjoyed them.
      I think that you are being a little hard on yourself. Your story reads well, almost like an old moralistic fairy tale or parable. I thoroughly enjoyed it! Keep writing.

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