Paul Maddern was born in Bermuda and has lived in Ireland since 2000. He is the editor of Queering the Green: Post-2001 Queer Irish Poetry (Lifeboat Press, 2021) and has four publications with Templar Poetry: Kelpdings (2009); The Beachcomber’s Report (2010); Pilgrimage (2017); and The Tipping Line (2018). He is the recipient of two Bermuda Government Literary Awards and his poem, ‘Effacé’, is on the Northern Irish GCSE syllabus. He was teaching Fellow in Creative Writing with the University of Leeds for three years and now owns and operates The River Mill Writers Retreat in Co Down.