Rob A. Mackenzie was born in Glasgow and studied law before switching to theology. He spent a year in Seoul, eight in Lanarkshire, five in Turin, and now lives in Leith. He was reviews editor for Magma poetry magazine for several years and his reviews and articles on poetry have been published in many other magazines. Rob runs the Blue Diode Press and occasionally translates poems from Italian. His upcoming sixth poetry collection, entitled Woof! Woof! Woof! will be published by Salt, autumn 2023.