Jonathan Humble is a deputy head teacher in a rural school in Cumbria. He’s worked as a painter, lettuce picker and power industry engineer. Other than writing poetry and short stories, his hobbies include beard growing, pointing at poppies whilst saying “Oooo, they look nice!” and keeping the international coffee industry afloat with his patronage.
Originally from Goole in East Yorkshire, he occasionally writes under the pseudonym of Northern Jim and is rapidly establishing a reputation as the ‘go-to’ poet for fruit, sock and offal-based poetry. When asked about the intriguing title of his first collection of poems he replied “Can you ever have too many camels?”
His poetry has appeared in numerous publications and on radio. He appears regularly at Verbalise in The Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal and at other performance poetry venues in the North West of England.