Martin McCamphill lives in an old school house in Donegal.
He was excluded from grammar school aged 16, trained as a chef at Portrush Catering College before working in construction as a labourer and Banksman in Europe, London and Dublin. In 1998 he returned to education at University of Ulster Coleraine and graduated with a BA Hons in Theatre and Philosophy (2001) and The George Richards award in Philosophy (1998). After a brief spell as an actor in theatre, film and televison he trained as a drama teacher at The University of (Aberdeen 2002) and worked as a supply drama teacher in Scotland, London, Manchester and Derry.
He currently writes, teaches and continues to work in construction as a labourer and Banksman. His poetry had been published in Poetry Monthly International, Streetcake magazine, Neon Highway and several Forward Press UK anthologies.
He is winner of the Turner Maxwell Poetry Prize 2009.
I am looking for a larger publisher for my new book.