Andrew Forster has published three full-length collections of poetry, Fear of Thunder (2007) Territory (2010) and Homecoming (2014). Fear of Thunder was shortlisted for the 2008 Forward Prize for Best First Collection and two poems from it, Horse Whisperer and ‘Brothers’, appeared in the AQA GCSE syllabus. Currently he has poems featured in the ‘Unseen poems’ anthology. He has taught creative writing both freelance and for a range of organisations, and worked as a Literature Development Officer, first in Dumfries and Galloway and latterly for the Wordsworth Trust, running internationally renowned programmes of events. He won a Northern Writers Award in 2014. He is co-editor of the online poetry magazine ‘The Compass’ and runs a number of projects freelance. He has just started a Creative Writing PhD, looking at poetry and the environment, at Manchester Metropolitan University.