Chris Bridge was born in Hull in 1947. Since graduating from Nottingham University he has had two parallel careers as teacher and writer. In the first he has been an English teacher for 40 years and a Headteacher for 17 of those years. He has also been an educational consultant working mostly with schools in difficulties. He has always written poems, stories and plays. In 1981 he wrote a school musical and took it to the Edinburgh Fringe. His poetry has been published in several magazines including Tribune, Scrip, Poetry Nottingham, Pennine Platform and Other Poetry. He was commended in the international Hippocrates Prize 2013. He lives in North Yorkshire.