His first collection of poems, The Mortal Man, was published in August 2015: please see the home page for details.
His poems have appeared in many British and American magazines, including
Agenda, Agni, The Dark Horse, The Hudson Review, The London Magazine, The New Criterion, New Statesman, Oxford Magazine, Poetry Review, The Rialto, The Spectator and The Times Literary Supplement. Selections of his poems also appear in anthologies such as Carcanet’s Oxford Poets 2007 and Waywiser’s Joining Music with Reason, edited by Christopher Ricks, and he has read his poems on BBC TV and radio. He has twice won the University of Oxford’s most valuable literary award, the English Poem on a Sacred Subject Prize.
He was educated at Tonbridge School and English at Christ Church, Oxford, where he was awarded a doctorate for a thesis on Herbert Read and T. S. Eliot. He lives on Osney Island in Oxford, and is a freelance teacher of creative writing and English literature, including for the Stanford University and Sarah Lawrence College programmes in Oxford, and for Advanced Studies in England in Bath.