Simon Currie was born in Leeds in 1938. He became a consultant neurologist there. After Open University courses on literature and the Enlightenment, he gained a PhD at Sheffield Hallam University on medical interaction in colonial India and West Indies.
He is a member of the Beehive Poets, Bradford, and of the Pennine Poets. He lives in Lower Wharfedale. He has two children. His wife, who died in 2009, was the paediatrician Jane Wynne.
He read at The Bridlington Festival in 2014 and the StAnza Festival in 2015.
Imagine a Forest was published by Smith/Doorstop in 2010 and The Isle of Lewis Chessman was published in 2013.