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NIGEL Humphreys is an Anglo-Welsh poet living in Aberystwyth.
During his life he has earned a living in West Wales at various times as retailer, computer programmer and postmaster. He was also a volunteer advisor for Citizens Advice until recently.
Since retiring in 2000 he has devoted much of his life to writing and oil painting. During that time he has been published many times, won several poetry competitions and been highly placed in others.
He continues to be involved with Aberystwyth Arts Centre Poetry Workshop, Poetry Reading Set and promotes public performances of poetry. He has also run Poetry Courses at the Arts Centre and reads his work periodically there and at London venues.
In 2007 his first Collection The Hawk's Mewl was published by Arbor Vitae Press, London followed in 2010 by The Flavour of Parallel and his third collection
Of Moment in 2013.
The Love Song of Daphnis and Chloe was published in 2015 by Circaidy Gregory Press, Hastings. It includes five new translations of Dafydd ap Gwilym poems.
His fifth book For Reasons Unknown will be published in 2019 by Arbor Vitae Press.
He has recently produced a collection of Ghost Stories one of which - Beyond Dead - has been published in the inaugural issue of the ground-breaking journal Infra Noir and will feature in an anthology of 2019 Best British Short Stories. The collection as a whole has been accepted by Zagava Press and will be published in due course.
Nigel Humphreys is a member of The Welsh Academy and Literature Wales.