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Michael Bartholomew-Biggs was born in Essex, grew up in Middlesex, and now lives in London. His working life has been spent as a mathematician at the University of Hertfordshire, and his poetic interests were first encouraged at the Toddington Poetry Society in Bedfordshire. His poems have appeared in magazines such as Acumen, The Interpreter’s House, Other Poetry, The SHOp and Smiths Knoll, and in anthologies such as KJV Old Text - New Poetry and Emergency Verse. A few have even been commended in competitions. He has published three chapbooks – most recently Uneasy Relations (Hearing Eye, 2007) which unites his mathematics with his poetry – plus two full collections, Tell it Like it Might Be (Smokestack, 2008) and Tradesman’s Exit (Shoestring, 2009). He also writes reviews and other prose articles for Acumen, Other Poetry and The Bow Wow Shop, among others. He is a co-organiser of the reading series Poetry in the Crypt at St Mary’s church in Islington and poetry editor of the on-line magazine London Grip.