After a degree in University College Dublin and teacher training in King's College London, I spent two years in Rwanda, teaching English and Philosophy in Kiziguro Secondary School. On return I completed an MA in Creative Writing at Queen's University Belfast, before going on to do a PhD in Phenomenological Poetics. 


My first full length collection of poetry, The Salt Harvest, was published by Seren in 2011. I teach Creative Writing and English Literature at Lancaster University.  My second collection, The Dance of Ararat, is forthcoming; I am also working on a translation of Heidegger's own poetry.


At present, I live in Lancaster with my wife and daughters.  I feel a little less guilty when I jog.  The other day I saw a fox.