A study of the Northumbrian poet Basil Bunting will be published by Northcote publishers/British Council for their Writers and Their Work Series in 2012. He is presently co-editing The , Palm Beach Effect: Reflections on Michael Hofmann (CB Editions), which will be published in 2013. He is the author of three volumes of poetry: Rina’s War (Peterloo Poets, 2001), The Red Zone (Peterloo Poets, 2007) and The Parrots of Villa Gruber Discover Lapis Lazuli (Salmon Poetry 2011).
His work was represented in the Faber introductory anthology First Pressings (1998) and the Oxford Poets/Carcanet Anthology (2004) and he writes for the Guardian, Poetry London, PN Review and Nuova Corrente (Italy). He has read at festivals and literary venues throughout Europe and the United States and he was awarded the Troubadour Poetry prize in 2010. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.