A former actor, Alastair Llewellyn-Smith buys and sell wine for a living. He is married, and has four adult children. He has been writing poems all his life. He’s also written five (unpublished) novels since 1998, but returned full-time to poetry at the beginning of 2016. Since then, he’s had poems and reviews published in Acumen, The London Magazine and PN Review; and was shortlisted for The Plough Prize 2018. He joined the Barnes/Chiswick Stanza in May 2019, and is currently working an account in verse of the Portuguese Carnation Revolution of 1974 (to which is was a witness), and which he hopes will be ready for publication in time for the 50th anniversary in 2024.