Nicky Melville is a poet, creative writing teacher, musician and occasional artist. He makes found, visual, process and experimental lyric poetry. His most recent books are Decade of Cu ts: new and selected poems 2010-2020 (Blue Diode Press) and ABBODIES COLD : SPECTRE (Sad Press). THE IMPERATIVE COMMANDS is forthcoming from Dosytoyevsky Wannabe. His work has also featured in several exhibitions, with a solo exhibition, ‘DOLE,’ at Interview Room 11 in 2013. He has taught creative writing in many settings for over ten years and from 2010-2011 he was Writer (not) in Residence at HMP Edinburgh. He holds a PhD from the University of Glasgow.