Richard O'Brien was born in Peterborough in 1990, and has lived in Oxford and Nantes, France. His work has featured in Oxford Poetry, Poetry London, The Salt Book of Younger Poets and The Best British Poetry 2013. He is working on a PhD on Shakespeare and the development of verse drama at the University of Birmingham.
His first pamphlet, your own devices, was published by tall-lighthouse press in 2009, as part of the Pilot series for British and Irish poets under 30. A second pamphlet, The Emmores, was published in early 2014 by the Emma Press. His third pamphlet, A Bloody Mess, was co-published by Valley Press and Dead Ink in December 2014.
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