John Short was born in Liverpool and studied comparative religion at Leeds university and creative writing at Liverpool university with the poet and lecturer Richard Hill. Later he spent some years in Europe as an agricultural worker, production operative and language teacher before settling for a long period in Greece where he developed a passion for the language and the music. In 2003 he was included in the Pterodactyl’s wing anthology of Welsh poetry (Parthian Books) and around 2009 began submitting work on a more regular basis to the small press. His poems and stories have appeared in many magazines in the UK, Spain, France and the USA, most recently Prole, Dream Catcher, Ink Sweat& Tears and Black Market Re-View. He’s a member of the Liver Bards poetry group and reads at venues around Liverpool.