Rory Waterman was born in Belfast but grew up mostly in eastern England. His debut full-length poetry collection, Tonight the Summer’s Over (Carcanet), was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation for winter 2013/14. He writes regularly for the TLS and other publications, is a co-editor of New Walk arts magazine, and is Lecturer in English at Nottingham Trent University, where he leads the MA in Creative Writing. His critical book Belonging and Estrangement in the Poetry of Philip Larkin, R. S. Thomas and Charles Causley was published by Ashgate in February, and he is completing a book about Second World War poetry, as well as working towards a second collection. With Carla Drysdale and Jeffrey Greene, Waterman participated in a poetry reading at La Porte Peinte in May 2014.