Andy Jurgis lives in Cheshire, northwest England, and enjoys a range of cultural interests including contemporary Celtic music (particularly Scottish-Gaelic), modern poetry and fiction, rural literature, history, film and art. He loves the outdoors and nature. Islands hold a particular attraction and fascination for him, and bird-watching is a lifelong interest. Although born and brought up in England, he's half-Latvian, so the culture of the Baltic States has a special appeal, too.
He also reviews for Songlines and The Living Tradition magazines and contributed a chapter on "Twentieth-Century Rural Poets of Britain & Ireland" to a book titled The Environmental Tradition in English Literature (edited by John Parham, 2002).
Reviews by Andy include:
Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer
Pamela J. Gonzalez
Ladislau G. Hajos
Sorley MacLean (Somhairle MacGill-Eain)
Laura M. Porras