Former British Judo champion Owen Lowery received a spinal injury while competing in a tournament, and is now a tetraplegic. He has a PhD on the work of Keith Douglas. His poetry has appeared in Stand, PN Review, Jewish Quarterly, the Independent, the Times, and the Guardian. Owen’s first major collection, Otherwise Unchanged, was published in December 2012 by Carcanet Press, while his second, Rego Retold, was published in January 2015, and celebrates the work of Dame Paula Rego. Owen has performed his work all across the UK, including at London’s Southbank Centre, Belfast’s Lyric Theatre, the Salisbury Arts Festival, the Arvon Centre at Hebden Bridge, the Little Theatre in Nairn, on the BBC World Service, and in the northwest of England, where he now lives with his wife, Jayne.