Martin Locock grew up in southwest
England moved to south Wales in
1991. He is a landscape archaeologist by
training, but has also worked as a project manager at the National Library of
Wales and latterly at the Saint
David. While at the NLW he was part of a
series of literature mass digitisation projects. He has published numerous academic articles
on archaeological topics and the books Meaningful
Architecture: Social interpretation of buildings (Avery Press 1994) and 10 Simple Steps to Better Archaeological
Management (Carreg Ffylfan Press 2008). University
of Wales Trinity
He has been writing poetry for many years, developing a characteristic style of precise observation, clearly expressed. His previous collections are Carefully Chosen Words, Removals and The Thought of Fresh Rain. He also edited the anthology Poetry from Strata
arising from his work on the monastic landscape of the Cistercian Abbey. Florida
He has published two collections of haiku, Travels with a Notebook and Bright Silence: A month in haiku, and has taught managers to use the form as a reflective practice (The Flow of Thought).
He is a member of Lampeter Writers and the Red Heron performance group and has performed at PENFro Festival, Cellar Bards, Carmarthen Old Town Festival, Verses in Vino, Penned at the Bont, Poems and Pints at the
Queens and Mad As Birds.
He runs the Spoken Word Wales website and records interviews with performers and writers for the Spoken Word Wales podcast.