Jean-Marc Hall was born in 1952 in London to a French mother and English father. Inspired by The Georgian Poets Graves, Sassoon and Owen, he started writing during service in The Royal Navy. Whilst serving in the Navy he became a boxing champion and represented The Royal Navy.
During the 1970’s Jean-Marc’s poetry was influenced by The Beat Generation writers such as Ginsberg, Kerouac and Walt Whitman, and in the 80’s he regularly performed with the band Kit 185. Their style of Performance Art Sets featured the internationally known painter Ian Humphreys. The artist was inspired to spontaneously paint on large canvases depicting dark and thought provoking images through the music and poetry of the band.
After a short spell managing bands and running a music venue in West London, Jean-Marc moved to Berkshire in 1987 with his wife and two children where he still lives today. Jean-Marc now has four grandchildren Jude, Stanley, Harriett and Martha. Jean-Marc is a supporter of Cancer Research.
He regularly reads from his books of poetry in public performances together with music backing tracks which he also produces.
His latest book is Post Industrial Nation.
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