W.N. Herbert was born in Dundee in 1961, and educated there and at Brasenose College, Oxford. He is mostly published by Bloodaxe Books, who published Omnesia (in two volumes) in 2013, in which year his pamphlet Murder Bear also appeared with Donut Press. He won a Cholmondely Award in 2014, and was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2015. He is Professor of Poetry and Creative Writing at Newcastle University, and is also the Dundee Makar, or City Laureate.
Photo: Isobel Taylor Herbert