Matthew Caley’s debut collection Thirst (Slow Dancer, 1999) was nominated for the Forward Prize for Best First Collection. This was followed by The Scene of My Former Triumph (Wrecking Ball, 2005), Apparently (Bloodaxe, 2010) and Caley’s ‘lost collection’ Professor Glass (Donut, 2011). He has read in venues from the National Portrait Gallery to Wayne-Holloway Smith’s salon, from the Novi Sad International Poetry Festival to Prague’s Alchemy, as well as at many festivals and on BBC Radio 3’s The Verb. His latest collection, Trawlerman’s Turquoise, was published by Bloodaxe in 2019.
Photo: Iris Hobson-Mazur