is a writer based in Bristol, UK. Recent publications include the poetry collection 'Recreation Ground' (Two Rivers Press) and recent plays include '100 Miles North of Timbuktu' and 'Coastal Defences' (both for Theatre West). He co-runs the Colourful Star project and is co-founder of the Culture Exchange Experiment network. His work often concerns SE Europe and his ongoing engagement with writers and artists in the region. He has a PhD in creative writing from the University of Reading and teaches at Bath Spa University.