Brian Bilston

Described by his mother as the ‘Poet Laureate of Twitter’, Brian Bilston is a poet clouded in the pipe smoke of mystery, who shares his verse on social media with varying degrees of success. 

Winner of the Great British Write Off competition in 2015, he has served time as virtual Poet in Residence for Waterstones and the World Economic Forum, and recently published his first collection of poetry, You Took the Last Bus Home, in October 2016 with Unbound.

In 2014 he was named Pipe Smoker of the Year [Poetry section] and, over the years, has won numerous other awards for cycling proficiency, first aid, and general tidiness.