Jamie McKendrick was born in Liverpool in 1955. He taught at the University of Salerno in Italy and is the author of five collections of poetry. His 2003 collection, Ink Stone (2003), was shortlisted for the 2003 T.S. Eliot Prize; Out There (Faber, 2012) won the Hawthornden Prize 2013. Archipelago, his translation of Antonella Anedda’s poems was published in 2014. His Selected Poems will be published by Faber in 2016.