Brian Catling was born in London in 1948. He is a poet, sculptor and performance artist. He has published eleven books of poetry, the most recent being A Court of Miracles. Collected Poems of Brian Catling (Etruscan Press, 2009). Poems also appear in many anthologies including The New British Poetry, Paladin Conductors Of Chaos, and Picador Anthology of Twentieth-Century British and Irish Poetry, (Oxford University Press, NY; editor Keith Tuma). He is Professor of Fine Art at The Ruskin School of Drawing & Fine Art, University of Oxford, and a fellow of Linacre College.