Adam Crothers was born in Belfast in 1984, and lives in Cambridge. His books of poems are Several Deer (Carcanet, 2016), which won the Shine/Strong Poetry Award and the Seamus Heaney Centre Prize in 2017, and The Culture of My Stuff (Carcanet, 2020); he collaborated with the artist Carol Adlam and the poet James Wade on Girton Time (Beam Editions, 2023).

This work was commissioned by The Arts Council of Northern Ireland.