Christopher Brownsword was born in Sheffield in 1981. Icarus Was Right! is his first collection. He has previously had work published in Angel Exhaust, ctrl+alt+del, Great Works, Shearsman and The Wolf. His work has also appeared in the Canting Academy anthology and in (the poultice route), a five poem pamphlet published in 2006, by West House Books/Gargoyle Editions. Christopher Brownsword also has his own imprint, Broken Compass Press.