Philip Lyons is a poet and teacher. His first full-length collection, Like It Is, was published by Poetry Space in 2011. His poems have appeared in anthologies and magazines, and have also been broadcast on the radio. Poetry readings include the Wells Festival of Literature and Thornbury Arts Festival. He was awarded a PhD for a thesis on Literary and Theological Responses to the Holocaust in 1989 at the University of Bristol and was commissioned to write a poem for the University’s centenary twenty years later. He is a passionate advocate of lifelong learning and has taught adults in universities, prisons and community venues, as well as running creative writing groups in a variety of settings. Philip has recently taken on the role of co-editor of Raceme, a poetry magazine with a focus on writing in the South West. He lives in Bristol with his wife Penny and has a grown-up stepdaughter living in London.