Robin Robertson is the author of three collections of poetry: the multi-award winning A Painted Field; Slow Air; and Swithering. He also edits Mortification: Writers' Stories of their Public Shame. In 2004 the Poetry Book Society named him as one of the 'Next Generation' poets, and he received the E. M. Forster Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He was nominated for the T.S. Eliot Prize for Poetry in 2010 for The Wrecking Light.