Ian Taylor was born in Liverpool in 1967 and spent his childhood in Ince, Lancashire. He studied English and European Literature at the University of Warwick and also has a degree in Spanish and German from the Open University. His own writings - poetry, prose and reviews - have appeared in various magazines in the UK, USA and Argentina, while his first poetry collection, Ruins, was published by Spectacular Diseases in 1997. Between 1997 and 2001 he edited the avant-garde small-press magazine écorché. He became friends with Fernando Kofman during a five-month stay in Buenos Aires in 1995. For the past ten years he has lived in North Dorset and currently works as a copy editor.