Edward Doegar was born in Surrey in 1982 and studied English at Nottingham University. His poems have appeared in The Poetry Review, Ambit, Smith Knolls and The North. He is currently working towards his first collection. He was recently selected for The Complete Works II, a two-year mentoring and development programme for ten advanced black and Asian poets in the UK, organised by Spread the Word. His poetry appears in the anthology Ten: The New Wave (Bloodaxe, 2014).