Welcome to the website of Rory Watermanfullsizerender

My debut poetry collection, Tonight the Summer’s Over (Carcanet, 2013), is a Poetry Book Society Recommendation and was shortlisted for the Seamus Heaney Prize 2014. A new pamphlet, Brexit Day on the Balmoral Estate, was published by Rack Press in January 2017. I am also a critic, editor, and academic.

You can read a few sample poems here. Recent poems have been published in the GuardianFinancial TimesTLS, Poetry, Poetry Review, PN Review, New Statesman, and elsewhere, and I write regularly for the TLS and other publications, normally about poetry.

I’m available for readings, interviews, etc. Please see the ‘Contact’ page for email, or contact me via social media.

Facebook: Rory Waterman
Twitter: @rorywaterman
New Walk Twitter: @newwalkmagazine

Visit my Amazon author page.


Rory Waterman was born in Belfast in 1981, and grew up in Lincolnshire, in the East Midlands of England. Since 2012, he has worked at Nottingham Trent University, where he is Senior Lecturer in English and leads the MA in Creative Writing (academic profile here). He writes critical prose for various publications, most frequently the TLS, and co-edits New Walk, an international magazine for poetry and the arts, which he founded in 2010. In addition to writing poetry, he has written or edited several prose books, mostly about (and/or containing) modern or contemporary poetry. He lives in Nottingham.

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