John Siddique is a travelling poet. His latest poetry collections include Recital (Salt) and The Prize (Rialto). His many commissions and residencies include Ilkley and Ledbury Festivals, The New Writing Partnership, HMYOI Wetherby, The Lowry, and BBC Manchester. He mentors and teaches creative writing both privately, and for institutions, including The Arvon Foundation and The Poetry Society. A well loved reader of poetry he travels internationally presenting his own work, and that of other writers he enjoys. www.johnsiddique.co.uk

His stories about fatherhood appear in Four Fathers.