About Me

Academic Qualifications

Damon Lord reading a book, whilst stood in a queue.
Photo by Angie Lord 2022

Awards and Honours


Damon Lord (pronouns: he/him) is Worcestershire Poet Laureate 2023/24, and is a writer of fiction and poetry, originally from Wales. He now lives in the West Midlands of England with his wife and child. He has writing since he was six years old. Damon has been a core performer at 42, Worcester's premier genre (SF, fantasy, horror, etc.) fiction and poetry spoken word night since its inception in 2011. He loves reading, writing, Freemasonry, and history.

His literary influences include Tim Lebbon, Arthur Machen, H.P. Lovecraft, Zen Cho, S.P. Somtow, Spike Milligan, and Armistead Maupin.

Damon is visually impaired in one eye, and a keen supporter of disability and LGBTQIA+ equality and equity. Damon has been a keen supporter of disability rights since the early 1990s. One of his first public speeches in 1997 was a polemic on the inadequacies of the UK's Disability Discrimination Act 1995.

Damon speaks numerous languages, including English, Esperanto, German, and some Mandarin Chinese, Portuguese, and Tagalog. He is currently learning Welsh.

Damon recently finished a Masters degree in Creative Writing with merit at the University of Hull, and is currently applying to do a PhD. When not writing, he has a career in I.T. at a major leading institution. He is also a connosieur of Dad jokes (to the chagrin of his colleagues and child).

Who I am not:

This Damon Lord has no musical ability. Another Damon Lord is a wonderfully talented musician.

This Damon Lord does not work for Jim Henson as a marketing genius. Another Damon Lord does.