Andy Carrington is a Freelance Poet/Writer from Pontefract, West Yorkshire, currently residing in Bradford. He was educated at Wakefield College and the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, graduating with a 2.1 in English Literature and Creative Writing, and has since been the feature of various websites, poetry anthologies and monthly/quarterly literary magazines.
Specialising primarily in prosaic poetry, with recurring themes such as sexual obsession, illness and the act of writing, Carrington has more recently developed a following (left-wingers and far-righters alike) for his outspoken anti-fascist sentiments, including human rights, class struggle and pro-immigration. To date, he has published numerous digital books and four collections of poetry independently -- one of which was declared "a damn-good read" by DJ Lord, from the legendary Hip-Hop group Public Enemy.
Besides poetry, his passion for writing ranges as widely as reviews and articles on the subjects of Hip-Hop culture and action films of the ‘80s and ‘90s. He also helps counteract Internet racism (a form of cyber-bullying) on social networking sites such as Facebook, regularly keeping notes on his blog; and offers online support and advice for sufferers of Crohn's Disease, since been diagnosed with the illness, himself, in 2008.