Mark Fiddes’s first collection The Rainbow Factory was published by Templar in 2016 following the success of his award-winning pamphlet The Chelsea Flower Show Massacre (Templar, 2015). He was recently awarded third place in the National Poetry Competition. He has also won the Ruskin Prize and was runner-up in the Bridport Prize. His work has been published in The Irish Times, Southword, Magma, London Magazine, Aesthetica and Strix. Married to a Catalan with two sons, he flits between Barcelona, London and the UAE where he’s part of the Punch Poetry collective with Lebanese poet Zeina Hashem Beck.