Philip Hancock  works as a decorator, mainly in London, though he originates from Newchapel, Stoke-on-Trent. He has articles and short stories in previous Route anthologies, including ‘A Damn Good Finish’, which appeared in Next Stop Hope and ‘Mr Sam the Spaceman’ which appeared in Wonderwall. His poems have appeared in: Orbis; The Rialto; Other Poetry; Smoke; South and Smiths Knoll.