Andrew Barber was born in 1969 in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire. He was educated at Glebe House in Norfolk and the Wisbech Grammar School. He didn’t write his first poem, “Britannia Rise”, until 2011, but his first collection, Me, My World, and I was published the following year. He works as a system architect and spends a lot of time travelling. He considers himself to be a normal bloke from down the street. And he is enthusiastic about writing poetry that is easy to read and easy to relate to.