Gerard Rochford was brought up in Worcestershire. Apart from a short spell in Hong Kong he has spent most of his life in Aberdeen. He is a founder member of Dead Good Poets – Aberdeen, and convener of the poetry readings in Books and Beans café/bookshop. He has appeared in Poetry Scotland, Northwords Now, and many other magazines. His most recent collection is Cairn: poems for the Isle of Lewis (Malfranteaux Concepts, 2016).