Howard Wright was born in Portadown, Co. Armagh. His first collection, King of Country, was published by Blackstaff Press in 2010, and was shortlisted for the first London Fringe New Poetry Award, also in 2010. He was runner-up in the 2009 Poetry London Poetry Prize. Previous
pamphlets include Yahoo (Lapwing Press, 1990) and Usquebaugh (Redbeck Press, 1997). As well as poetry he also writes short stories and essays. Howard Wright currently lives and works in Belfast.