John Freeman grew up in South London and lived in Yorkshire before settling in Wales. For many years he taught at Cardiff University. His collection What Possessed Me (Worple Press), won the poetry section of the Wales Book of the Year Awards in 2017. Other recent books include Strata Smith and the Anthropocene (Knives Forks and Spoons Press), A Suite for Summer (Worple), and White Wings: New and Selected Prose Poems (Contraband Books). A new collection, Plato’s Peach, is forthcoming from Worple.