Matt Bryden

is a poet and EFL teacher, which has taken him to Tuscany, Poland and the Czech Republic. His pamphlet Night Porter, which documents life in a Yorkshire hotel, won the Templar Pamphlet and Collection award 2010. His first collection Boxing the Compass was launched at Keats House in 2013. In the same year, his translation of the Taiwanese poet Ami, The Desire to Sing after Sunset, was launched at the Taipei Literature Festival. He lives in Somerset and is a Fire River Poet.