Matthew Barnard

Matt Barnard is a poet and writer. His first full collection, Anatomy of a Whale, was published by The Onslaught Press and he edited the anthology Poems for the NHS, also published by The Onslaught Press.

He has won and been placed in competitions including The Poetry Society’s Hamish Canham Prize, the Bridport Prize, the Ink Tears short story competition and the Bristol Short Story Prize, and his work has appeared a range of anthologies and magazines.

Matt was born in 1972 in London, where he still lives with his wife and their two sons and two dogs. His website can found found at