Please Don’t Bomb the Ghost of my Brother is Julian Stannard’s ninth collection. He is a Reader in English and Creative Writing at the University of Winchester. He taught at the university of Genoa for ten years. He is the author of Sottoripa: Genoese Poems (2018), a bilingual collection. He is a Hawthornden and Bogliasco Fellow. His poetry has been shortlisted for the Forward and he has been awarded the International Troubadour Prize.