Mike Barlow

Mike Barlow’s first collection Living on the Difference won the Poetry Business Book and Pamphlet Competition 2003 and was shortlisted for the Jerwood Aldeburgh Prize for Best First Collection. He has won prizes in a number of competitions, including first prize in the National Poetry Competition 2006, the Ledbury Competition 2005 and the Amnesty International Competition 2002. He is also a visual artist, making drawings, paintings and assemblages of found materials. He lives near Lancaster.