Edmund Prestwich spent his first fifteen years in South Africa. He lives in Manchester, where he teaches English at the Manchester Grammar School. His collection Through the Window was published by Rockingham Press in 1997. His poems also appear in a wide range of magazines, including Acumen, Ambit, The London Magazine and Quattrocento. Their Mountain Mother, a long narrative poem about the Basuto hero Moshoeshoe, was published by Hearing Eye in 2009.