Clive Watkins is a poet, translator and critic. His first collection, Jigsaw, was published by Waywiser in 2003. In 2014 Waywiser published his second collection, Already the Flames, which was a Times Literary Supplement Book of the year. In 2018 he won the Robert Graves Poetry Prize. A further collection, Pedic’s Dream, was published by Common End Press in 2021. In 2022 he won third prize in the John Dryden Translation Competition, sponsored by the British Comparative Literature Association, for The Occasions: Seventeen Poems from Eugenio Montale’s Italian text Le Occasioni. His critical writings encompass poets as diverse as Conrad Aiken, Wallace Stevens, Eugenio Montale, Edward Thomas, E. J. Scovell, Robert Mezey and Michael Longley. At his retirement he was the principal of a prominent high school whose origins lie in the Middle Ages. He lives in Yorkshire, England.