Clive Watkins was born in Sheffield in 1945. His poems have appeared widely in magazines, including Agenda, Poetry Wales, the New Welsh Review, The Rialto, the Dark Horse, the Hudson Review, the Alabama Literary Review and the Malahat Review. He has read at venues in the UK – amongst others, at Grasmere (for the Wordsworth Trust) and at Oxford University – and in the USA and Greece. He has written essays for various journals, on subjects as diverse as Conrad Aiken, Wallace Stevens, Eugenio Montale, Edward Thomas, E J Scovell and Michael Longley. He is a tutor for The Poetry School, London. His collection, Jigsaw, was published by Waywiser in 2003.