Antony Mair now lives in Hastings, but has lived in Germany and France and spent time as an English language teacher, Benedictine monk, shopkeeper in New Bond Street and, for the major part of his professional life, a commercial lawyer in the City, before becoming an estate agent in the Dordogne. He founded the Hastings Stanza, for which he is the Stanza Rep. Following publication of a number of his poems in magazines, his debut collection Bestiary, and Other Animals, was shortlisted for the 2017 Live Canon First Collection Prize, and was published by Live Canon in June 2018. His second collection Let The Wounded Speak was published by Oversteps Books in October 2018. A recent reviewer said “This collection took my breath away”.