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, Pigeon Songs, is out at the end of February 2019, and you can find the dates of various launch events I will be doing on one of these pages.

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. Pigeon Songs was out at the end of February 2019, and my debut novel, the Gospel of Orla, is coming out next March.