Joel Lane's two previous collections of poems, The Edge of the Screen (1999) and Trouble in the Heartland (2004), are both published by Arc. His other work includes two novels, From Blue to Black and The Blue Mask; a novella, The Witnesses Are Gone; and three collections of short stories, The Earth Wire, The Lost District and The Terrible Changes. He lives in Birmingham, where he works as a journalist and enjoys long walks, urban landscapes, cinemas and bookshops. His happiest hours have been spent offline.
Sadly, Joel died in November 2013.
You can read an appreciation of him here