Frank Ormsby was born in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland, in 1947. He was educated at St. Michael's College, Enniskillen, and Queen's University Belfast, and is the head of English at the Royal Belfast Academical Institution. An acclaimed poet in his own right, Ormsby is also an influential anthologist. His anthologies include Poets from the North of Ireland and A Rage for Order: Poetry of the Northern Ireland Troubles. He lives and works in Belfast, Northern Ireland.