Originally from Stoke-on-Trent, Tim Craven lives in Leith. He holds an MFA from Syracuse University and recently completed a PhD at the University of Edinburgh on the metaphorical representation of mental illness in Confessional poetry. He has been a writer-in-residence at the Isle of Harris Distillery and a visiting fellow at the University of Texas at Austin, conducting archival research on the writing of Anne Sexton and Robert Lowell. His poems have been exhibited at the Talbot Rice Gallery and have recently appeared in The London MagazineThe ScotsmanThe Manchester Review and the Scottish Poetry Library’s Best Scottish Poems. His pamphlet, Lake Effect, was published by Tapsalteerie and he is a current recipient of a New Writers Award from the Scottish Book Trust.

Image: Tim Craven (Photography by Laurence Winram).