Victor Keegan


Victor Keegan is a British journalist and author focusing on economics and technology issues. Born in London, he spent most of his working life at The Guardian as reporter, financial correspondent, deputy financial editor, economics editor, business editor, duty editor, Chief Leader Writer, Assistant Editor and Online Editor.
For 11 years he was a member of the Scott Trust, owner of the Guardian, the Observer and other media interests. In his latter years he wrote a weekly column on the internet and personal technology. He was also curator of the “SLart Gallery” in the virtual world Second Life from 2008 – 2012
In 2001 he started the first-ever text message poetry competition for the Guardian and in August 2003, kickAAS one of the first dedicated political blogs aimed at helping developing countries by abolishing agriculture subsidies. From 2008 to 2012 he was chair of a not-for-profit start up World Film Collective,‘WFC. that encouraged youngsters in very poor countries to make and edit films with their mobiles.
He has published iPhone apps including City Poems (which links classic poems via GPS to the streets of London), Gems of London, Shakespeare's London. Geo Poems contains all of the poems in his first three books linked by geo-tagging to the people and places That inspired them . He also writes poetry, paints using virtual techniques, and takes photographs. His five books of poetry (Crossing the Why, Big Bang, Remember to Forget, Alchemy of Age and London My Lonson) are available on Kindle or Smashwords. .
He is married to Rosie Keegan and has two sons, Daniel and Christopher.

Smashwords Interview

Why do you write poems
Why do people collect stamps?
Repeat, why write poems?
Because poetry is the most flexible of all media. The length of a poem can range from one line to an entire book. It can be descriptive, artistic, historical or political, can rhyme or not rhyme, scan or not scan. Anything goes. For years I used to write editorials for the Guardian and I sometimes feel I am just writing editorials in rhyming couplets, albeit with lighter subjects. It is an opportunity to get anything off your chest. Cheaper than therapy.
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Where to find Victor Keegan online

Where to buy in print


Alchemy of Age
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 11,610. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » U.K. Poetry, Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
Alchemy of Age is Victor Keegan's fourth book of poetry covering friendship, art, science, London, birth, death and everything in between, as seen through the magic mirror of age.

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