Augustus Young was born in Cork, Ireland, in 1943. He is the author of eight books of poetry, including Days and Nights in Hendon (2002), Lightning in Low Places (2000), Lampion and His Bandits (1994), The Credit (Book One 1980, Books Two and Three 1986), Danta Gradha: Love Poems from the Irish 1975, 1980) and On Loaning Hill (1972). The autofiction Light Years (2002), his first full length work in prose, re-enacts Augustus Young’s literary development as a ‘published poet’ from childhood days in Cork up to nineteen sixties London. This was followed by Storytime (2005), a humorously satirical account of Ireland and literary festivals. Numerous poems and prose pieces have appeared over the years in anthologies and periodicals in Ireland, America and the UK (including London Magazine, Modern Poetry in Translation and Ars Interpres). A selection of Brecht love sonnets appeared in Take 5, Shoestring Press (2007). Forthcoming publications include The Secret Gloss: a film play on the life and work of Soren Kierkegaard (Elliott and Thompson, August 2008); Diversifications: Brecht, Mayakovsky and Me (Shearsman Press, Spring, 2009); and The Nicotine Cat and Other People, Chronicles of the Self (New Island Press, February 2009).