A drawing of my typewriter back in 1981. Back in the 1970s you needed a typewriter with a long carriage if you were going to duplicate A5 size booklets!
1976 was a changing year for me. There was the Ipswich Poetry Workshop and Stable Press (I had published two issues of Stable Magazine and various booklets); and 25 poems were published in magazines, including AMBIT, which paid a little. I lived between Clare and Ipswich and I lived on very little.
However, Christmas was terrible. With the family gathered, Dad told us he'd been diagnosed with bowel cancer and faced a major day-long operation in the New Year. 1977 was going to be tough.