Richie McCaffery hails from Warkworth, Northumberland, and until recently lived in Ghent in Belgium. He has a PhD in Scottish literature from the University of Glasgow, where he was a Carnegie Trust Caledonian scholar. He is the author of two full collections, Cairn (2014) and Passport (2018), both from Nine Arches Press. He has also published a pamphlet collection entitled Spinning Plates (HappenStance Press, 2012). In 2015 he edited and introduced Finishing the Picture: Collected Poems of Ian Abbot and in 2018 he researched and edited The Tiny Talent: Selected Poems by Joan Ure (Brae Editions, Orkney). He is busy working on a volume of essays on the Scottish poet Sydney Goodsir Smith, for publication by Brill.
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