Barrie started performing poetry in 1984 when he moved from his native Scotland and settled in New Zealand. After about 25 years of performing other people's stuff, it was time to start putting some original material on paper. I've never been partial... is the result. Barrie can usually be found around the folk music festivals in the South Island of New Zealand with poetry books, guitar and occasionally saxophone in hand.
Barrie is an award-winning designer, artist, performance poet, and songwriter. Co-founder Christchurch Community Music - a non-profit group designed to bring live music back into the community.
A collection from 2006-2012 focusing on the human condition - stranded in carparks, drunken potato pickers, first love - not to mention the odd bodily functions - many of the works are humorous, often turning digression into an art form. This book has been written to be read out loud.