William Stephenson lives in Lancashire. He teaches English Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Chester. His first full collection of poetry, Travellers and Avatars, was shortlisted for the Live Canon First Collection prize and was published by Live Canon in 2018.

His pamphlets are Rain Dancers in the Data Cloud (Templar, 2012), winner of an Iota Shots Award, and Source Code (Ravenglass, 2013), winner of the Ravenglass Poetry Prize.

His second collection, The Lotus Bunker, was published by Live Canon in July 2023.

Sample poem