Chris Emery was born in Manchester in 1963 and studied painting and printmaking in Leeds. He is a director of Salt Publishing in Cambridge. His work has appeared in numerous journals including The Age, Jacket, Parataxis, Poetry Review, PN Review and Quid. A first full-length collection, Dr Mephisto, was published by Arc in 2002. A pamphlet, The Cutting Room, was published by Barque in 2000. He was anthologised in New Writing 8 (Vintage, 1999). He lives in Great Wilbraham.