The Poetic Substance Story

I’m a several times published writer and poet from Cumbernauld, Glasgow. Published works include paperback anthologies, newspapers, football magazine and online culture magazines. Additionally, I’ve had work aired on radio on numerous occasions. I offer a range of bespoke writing services, notably poetry gifts for any occasion and have recently released a debut collection of poetry. Thank you for taking the time to visit my website. Feel free to follow me on my social media platforms below.

My Services

Personalised Poem for Any Occasion

Unique and personalised poetry gifts for any occasion. Please view package details by clicking under-noted button.

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Bespoke Writing Services

I write wedding speeches, best man speeches. father of the bride speeches, and groom speeches. I also compose speeches for anniversaries and a wide range of other special occasions. If this is something you’d like help with, please get in touch.

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Humorous / Satirical Pen for Hire

Passionate, ambitious and versatile writer available for hire. Please get in touch with nature of your enquiry.

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Recent Work

Arse Tickle Fifty
Without A Shadow Of A Doubt
Joug On
A Marigold Made In Heaven

My Latest blog

Postecoglou's Reign
Recent Blog Posts
Fans of my work
  • “That's one of the best poems I've read in my puff, aye right up my street that is. Proper speaks to my heart. It's like slamming a tequila it has that potent and uplift-ing feel to it”.
    Krissy Neilson - Love Like Maniac

  • "John's work is extremely topical, and cuts to the bone.... with wit”.
    Des McCabe - Dead Man Fall.

  • “Ahhhhhh haha! That's amazing! Thanks! I wanna get that framed!”.
    Sarah-Anne Carr

  • “John’s ability to balance wit, humour, intelligence, content and sometimes with a hint of risk, is exceptional. Whether it be politics, relationships, personal history or tragedy, his words land with passion and integrity”.
    Mark Brown - Mark Brown Programmes.

  • "John satirically cuts right through the Double Speak BS of today's politicians and current affairs to deliver brutally honest poetry with a gallows humour that makes you wryly smile.”
    David Blair - Colonel Mustard & The Dijon 5.

  • “Love the poem mate. Just sat down with a rum and coke and had a chance to read it”.
    Paul Bogie

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If you're looking for some professional writing services or even just want to talk about an idea for a poem, get in touch today.



Cumbernauld, Glasgow