UEA alumnus Sam Riviere is included in the recently published collection Penguin Modern Poets 5 alongside Frederick Seidel and Kathryn Maris. Sam began writing poetry at the Norwich School of Art and Design and gained an MA in Creative Writing at Royal Holloway before completing his PhD in Creative and Critical Writing at UEA in 2013. He was a recipient of a 2009 Eric Gregory Award, and his debut collection 81 Austerities (Faber & Faber, 2012) won the Forward Prize for Best First Collection. His second collection Kim Kardashian’s Marriage was published by Faber in 2015. His standalone pamphlets include Standard Twin Fantasy (Egg Box Publishing, 2014) and True Colours (After Hours, 2016). Safe Mode, a full-length prose text, was recently published by Test Centre. He runs the limited edition poetry press If a Leaf Falls from Edinburgh, where he currently lives.