Steven Matthews was born and brought up in Colchester, Essex. He now lives and teaches in Oxford and Reading. His first collection of poetry, Skying, was published by Waterloo Press in 2012. Various of his more recent poems have been
published in magazines, journals and anthologies, including Stand, Poetry and Audience, Origami Warriors, and From the City to the Saltings: Poems from Essex. He has been a regular reviewer of poetry for the TLS, London Magazine, and Poetry Review, and Poetry Editor for Dublin Quarterly Magazine.