Antony Rowland (b.1970) is Professor of Literary Studies in English at The University of Salford where he teaches literature and creative writing. His poetry has been published extensively in journals, magazines and anthologies including Critical Quarterly, Stand, P.N. Review, New Poetries III (Carcanet, 2002), and, most recently, the Bloodaxe anthology Identity Parade: New British and Irish Poets (2010). He received an Eric Gregory Award in 2000, and a Learning Northwest Award in 2001. His first collection, The Land of Green Ginger, was published by Salt in 2008, and was well-received, with reviewers drawing comparisons with the work of poets as disparate as John Ashbery and Ezra Pound. Jeffrey Wainwright describes his work as "fascinating... 'Scallops' and 'The Cake' are a whole new take on 'war poetry'. They are significant and powerful."