Richard Livermore was born in the South East of England in 1944. He went to various boarding-schools and left at 15. He joined the Army, but was discharged 6 months later. He went from job to job and in 1974 to Newbattle Abbey College in Scotland. He has lived in Scotland ever since, except for 5 years in Spain. He has had numerous poems published in magazine and webzines in the UK, Spain, Romania and the USA, plus books by Lothlorien, Diehard, Ragamuffin Press and Biblioteca Universalis. He is presently retired.