Jack Underwood was born in Norwich in 1984. He graduated from Norwich School of Art and Design in 2005 and is currently completing a PhD in Creative Writing at Goldsmiths College, where he also teaches English Literature and Creative Writing. He is a librettist, musician and co-edits the anthology series Stop Sharpening Your Knives. He won an Eric Gregory Award in 2007 and was named a Faber New Poet in 2009. His debut pamphlet was published by Faber in October 2009 and his poems also feature in Voice Recognition from Bloodaxe. He reviews for Ambit and Poetry London. He lives in Hackney.