Hello, I’m Mark.

I’m an editor and writer living in Devon, in the UK. I’m interested in meditation and Buddhism.

I write a lot about nature – especially woodlands and the sea – and mythology. My poems have been published in journals, and shortlisted in UK competitions. I’ve also published a trilogy of pamphlets: The Inner SeaThe Tide Clock, and The Chalk Path. I have a Masters degree in Creative Writing.

The title of this blog, Almost Composed, is a pun on the Pali word samādhi—which is sometimes understood as “composure” in Buddhist meditative traditions—and the act of writing composition.

Note: I am not a meditation teacher and my understanding of meditation is unfolding over time. What you read here represents my experiences and opinions, not instruction.