A.B. Jackson was born in Glasgow and raised in the village of Bramhall, Cheshire. After attending high school in Cupar, Fife, he studied English Literature at the University of Edinburgh. His first book, Fire Stations (Anvil), won the Forward Prize for Best First Collection in 2003, and Apocrypha (Donut Press) was the Poetry Book Society’s Pamphlet Choice for summer 2011. His most recent collection, The Wilderness Party (Bloodaxe Books, 2015), is a Poetry Book Society Recommendation. His poems have appeared in The Best British Poetry 2013 and Identity Parade: New British & Irish Poets, as well as The Poetry Review, Poetry London, the TLS, The Dark Horse, and Magma. In 2010 he won first prize in the Edwin Morgan International Poetry Competition with his poem ‘Treasure Island’. He lives in Sheffield.