Tim Dooley was born in 1951 and grew up in the West Country. He is reviews and features editor of Poetry London and has worked as a creative writing tutor for Arvon, Writers’ Inc and The Poetry School. His short collections The Secret Ministry (2001) and Tenderness (2004) were both winners in the Poetry Business pamphlet competition. Tenderness was also a Poetry Book Society pamphlet choice. Keeping Time was a Poetry Book Society recommendation for Winter 2008, and his selected poems Imagined Rooms was published by Salt in 2010.