Howard Wright lectures in Art History at the Belfast School of Art. Blackstaff Press published King of Country in 2010. Blue Murder published by Templar Press/ Iota Shots followed in 2011. He gained first prize in the 2012 Bedford Open Poetry prize, and has won the Frogmore Prize twice. He was also longlisted in the 2015 National Poetry Competition and highly commended in the Torbay Open. New poems recently appeared in Scintilla, The Dalhousie Review, Magma and The North.