Paul Bentley was born in Rotherham, and now lives in Cornwall with his wife and two children. He teaches English Literature in Plymouth. Paul's poems have appeared in Poetry Review, The Rialto, The Manhattan Review, and other magazines. 'Barnsley Abu (a postcard to Paul Mundoon)' was a joint runner-up for the Geoffrey Dearmer Prize. He is currently working on a book for Continuum, Ted Hughes, Class and Violence.