Wayne Holloway-Smith is an award winning poet from London. He won the Poetry Society's Geoffrey Dearmer Prize in 2017 and the National Poetry Competition in 2018. He has published two books of poetry and three pamphlets. His debut collection, ALARUM (Bloodaxe Books 2017), was shortlisted for the Roehampton Prize for Best Collection and the Seamus Heaney Centre Prize for Best First Collection. LOVE MINUS LOVE (Bloodaxe Books 2020), a book-length poem, was shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize. He has appeared on Radio 4's The Echo Chamber and Blast, Radio 3's The Verb, Radio 6's Cillian Murphy Show, and is a regular contributor to BBC London's The Robert Elm's Show. He lectures at the University of Hertfordshire. Wayne Holloway-Smith is currently the editor of the Poetry Review. He is one of the judges of the Creative Future Writers’ Awards 2024 (CFWA) for underrepresented writers.
Wayne's latest book, LOBSTERS (Makina Books) was published in January 2022.