Declan Ryan was born in Mayo, Ireland and lives in north London. He has a PhD on ‘perfect speech’ in the poems of Ian Hamilton. His poems and reviews have been published in ThePoetry Review, Poetry London, The Rialto, and elsewhere. A Faber New Poet, his pamphlet was published in 2014 by Faber. He co-edits the Days of Roses anthology series and is a poetry editor at Ambit.