Dr Rory Waterman is a poet and Senior Lecturer in English at NTU. His debut collection, Tonight the Summer’s Over (Carcanet, 2013) is a Poetry Book Society Recommendation and was shortlisted for the 2014 Seamus Heaney Prize, and his second, Sarajevo Roses (Carcanet, 2017) was shortlisted for the Ledbury Forte Prize for second collections. His most recent collection is Sweet Nothings (Carcanet, 2020). His critical work includes The True Traveller: A W. H. Davies Reader (2015), and three monographs on modern and contemporary poetry. He co-leads the AHRC-funded project ‘Poets Respond to COVID-19’, co-edits New Walk Editions, writes regularly for the Times Literary Supplement, PN Review and other publications, and convenes the Nottingham Creative Writing Hub.