Rory Waterman was born in Belfast in 1981, and grew up in Lincolnshire. His debut poetry collection, Tonight the Summer's Over (Carcanet, 2013) was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation and was shortlisted for the Seamus Heaney Prize.
He has published a pamphlet, Brexit Day on the Balmoral Estate (Rack, 2017), and his second poetry collection is due from Carcanet in 2017.
He writes for various publications, most frequently the TLS, and co-edits New Walk, formerly an international poetry and arts magazine, and now a pamphlet publisher.
He has also written and edited several prose books, mostly about (and/or containing) modern or contemporary poetry, including Poets of the Second World War (Northcote House, 2016) and W. H. Davies, the True Traveller: A Reader (Fyfield Books, 2015).
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