He has received the 2017 Ploughshares Emerging Writers award in poetry, selected by Natalie Diaz, and the 2016 Tupelo Quarterly Poetry Prize, selected by Tracy K. Smith (U.S. Poet Laureate), as well as support from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, and the Sewanee Writers’ Conference.
He was Lecturer in Creative Writing at Oxford Brookes University and has taught at the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry, where he earned a PhD in English from Queen’s University, Belfast.
His poems appear in Colorado Review, Kenyon Review Online, Ploughshares, and The Yale Review, among other places.
He is at work on his first collection of poetry.