John Freeman won third prize in the National Poetry Competition 2012. He was born in Essex, grew up in South London and studied English at Cambridge. He lived in Yorkshire before moving to Wales where he teaches at Cardiff University. Collections include The Light Is Of Love, I Think: New and Selected Poems (Stride), Landscape With Portraits (Redbeck) and A Suite for Summer (Worple). Stride also published a book of essays, The Less Received: Neglected Modern Poets. Recent magazine publications include Iota, Poetry Wales, Scintilla and The Lampeter Review.