A BRIEF BIOGRAPHY



Dee Sunshine was born in 1962, in Glasgow, Scotland. He started writing poetry in his teens and was inspired to take his writing seriously after he won the Lochaber High School poetry competition in 1979. He was active in the London poetry scene in the early 80's and published a couple of chapbooks. He produced an alternative arts/ poetry zine, Dada Dance from 1984 to 1990.


In 1986, he commenced studies at Edinburgh College Of Art, specialising in Sculpture, which he studied to post-graduate level. Whilst at art school he won an Andrew Grant travelling scholarship to India; a John Kinross Scholarship to Florence, Italy; and participated in an exchange programme, studying for three months at L'Ecole Des Beaux Arts, Le Havre, France.


After graduating, he worked in community arts, arts development, film & television, and as a freelance illustrator and graphic designer. He did his fair share of less glamorous jobs too, including a six-month stint in a fish factory. He's also put in a great many unpaid hours as editor of Acid Angel (1998-2000) and
The AA Independent Press Guide (1998-2011).

 

He has published two books of poetry, The Bad Seed (1998) and Dropping Ecstasy With The Angels (2004), and a novel, Stealing Heaven From The Lips Of God (2004).  He also edited the charity poetry anthology The Book Of Hopes And Dreams (2006).  His third collection of poetry, Visions Of The Drowning Man will be published by Skylight Press in 2012.

 

Dee's art has been published in hundreds of internet and print magazines and anthologies worldwide.  His art has been used on the covers of books by Rupert Loydell, Janet Buck, Kay Green, Clarinda Harriss and many others.  A full list of art and writing credits can be viewed here.

 

Dee has also found creative sustenance in electronic music and has delighted in making cut-up soundscapes which are disturbing, haunting and sometimes evocative.  You can hear samples of these at www.myspace.com/captainmelted.

 

Since 2006 Dee has been leading a nomadic life; dividing his time between Scotland, Spain, India & most recently Thailand where he spent a year studying Tantric Yoga at Swami Vivekananda Saraswati's Agama Yoga School.  He intends to do a yoga teacher training course in 2012.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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