Ben Wilkinson was born in the English Midlands and lives in Sheffield. His poems and criticism regularly appear in national publications including the Guardian, New Statesman, The Poetry Review, The Spectator, and the Times Literary Supplement. His debut collection of poems, Way More Than Luck, was published by Seren in 2018 and won a Northern Writers Award. A critical study, Don Paterson: Writers and Their Work, appeared in 2021; with Kim Moore and Paul Deaton he co-edited The Result Is What You See Today (2019), an anthology of poems about running. He lectures in Creative Writing at the University of Bolton. His second collection of poems, Same Difference, is out from Seren this year.