Jack Thacker was born in 1989 and grew up on a farm in Herefordshire. His poems have appeared in numerous print and online magazines as well as on BBC Radio 4. He was the poet in residence at the Museum of English Rural Life in Reading from October 2017 to March 2018 and is currently the ArtfulScribe writer in residence at Lighthouse, Poole. His debut pamphlet-length collection is Handling (Two Rivers Press, 2018).