Born in 1951, Stewart Brown is a poet, editor, critic and visual artist. Over five decades he spent periods teaching in schools and universities in Africa, the Caribbean and Europe. He has published four collections of poetry, including Elsewhere: new and selected poems. He edited or co-edited several anthologies of African and Caribbean writing, including The Oxford Book of Caribbean Short Stories and The Oxford Book of Caribbean Poetry. He has also edited critical studies of the great West Indian poets, Derek Walcott, Kamau Brathwaite and Martin Carter. Most recently he published a collection of his own essays on poetry, Tourist, Traveller, Troublemaker and co-edited an anthology of literary writings on West Indian cricket, The Bowling was Superfine. In recent years most of his creative energy has gone into his work as a visual artist.