P. Q. R. Anderson has published three volumes, Litany Bird, Foundling’s Island, and a long poem, In a Free State: A Music (“Destined to be a landmark in South African poetry” – J.M. Coetzee), and is the recipient of South Africa’s Thomas Pringle Prize for Poetry (2018) and the Sanlam Literary Award (2006), and was runner-up in the Vice-Chancellor’s International Poetry Prize of Canberra University in 2017, judged by Simon Armitage, and in The Rialto/RSPB Nature and Place Competition in 2020. He teaches English at the University of Cape Town. His work has appeared in The London Magazine, Denver Quarterly, TEXT, The Rialto, New Contrast, New Coin, and other magazines. He lectures English at the University of Cape Town.