Michael Hulse is a poet, critic and translator. Since 2002 he has taught poetry and comparative literature at the University of Warwick where he also established The Warwick Review in 2007. He won the inaugural National Poetry Competition in 1978 with his poem ‘Dole Queue’. Other awards include an Eric Gregory Award in 1980 and a Cholmondeley Award in 1991. His latest collection is Half-Life (Arc, 2013).