John Freeman won the Roland Mathias Award as Wales Poetry Book
of the Year, 2017. His poetry has been widely published in magazines
and anthologies over several decades. His poem ‘Exhibition’ won the
Bridport Prize in 2018. His most recent books are Strata Smith and the
Anthropocene (Knives Forks and Spoons), and What Possessed Me
(Worple). Earlier collections include A Suite for Summer (Worple), and
White Wings: New and Selected Prose Poems (Contraband).
John grew up in London and lived in Yorkshire before moving to Wales,
where for many years he taught English Literature and Creative Writing
at Cardiff University. He now lives near Cowbridge.