Sean Borodale works as a writer and artist, often through a live, scriptive process, writing on location. He trained in print and later taught at the Slade School of Fine Art, following which he worked at a bronze foundry in London casting large-scale sculpture for major artists. He has held a number of artist-writer residences, such as Guest Artist at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam, Fellow of the Wordsworth Trust, Artist-Writer at Bluecoat Liverpool, developing work that draws site-based poetry into a visual or immersive text-based, voiced, sometimes theatrical, experience. His first collection Bee Journal (Jonathan Cape 2012) was shortlisted for the T S Eliot Prize and Costa Book Award in 2013. He was selected by the Poetry Book Society as a Next Generation Poet in 2014. Mighty Beast, his documentary poem for Radio 3 examining the impact of modern agriculture on animals and people, won the Radio Academy Gold Award for Best Feature or Documentary in 2014. His topographical poem Notes for an Atlas (Isinglass 2007), written whilst walking around London, was directed by Mark Rylance as Monument for a Witness, running at Southbank as part of the first London Festival of Literature. Other collections are Human Work (Cape 2015), about the ritual and metamorphosis of cooking, Asylum (Cape 2018), written under the ground as a study of darkness and ravaged earth, and Inmates (Cape 2020), staging encounters with insects in the intimacy of domestic space. He teaches on the Creative Writing MA at Royal Holloway.