Peter Branson lives in Rode Heath, a village in South Cheshire, England. A former teacher and lecturer, he now organises writing workshops. Until last year he was Writer-in-residence for “All Write” run by Stoke-on-Trent Libraries. Over the last four years he has had work published, or accepted for publication, by many mainstream poetry journals in Britain, including Acumen, Ambit, Envoi, Magma, The London Magazine, Iota, 14, Fire, The Interpreter’s House, Poetry Nottingham, Pulsar, Red Ink, the Recusant and Other Poetry. He has also had poems published in USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. In the last three years he has had success in poetry competitions including, more recently, a first prize in The Envoi International, a second place in The Writing Magazine Open and highly-commendeds in The Petra Kenney and The Speakeasy. His first collection, “The Accidental Tourist”, was published in May 2008.