(b.1986) lives in Ghent, Belgium, and hails from Warkworth North of England. He lived in Scotland for a decade, where he met his wife. He graduated from the University of Glasgow with a PhD in Scottish literature. He has published two pamphlet collections of poetry – including Spinning Plates – and the collection Cairn . His next pamphlet will appear in October 2017 and he is working on a second collection, from which the poem ‘Ghent’ is taken.