Chris Emery lives in Cromer with his wife and children. He is a director of Salt, an independent literary press. His work was anthologised in Identity Parade: New British and Irish Poets (Bloodaxe, 2010). He is a contributor to The Cambridge Companion to Creative Writing, edited by David Morley and Philip Neilsen. ‘Promenading’ is taken from The Departure, forthcoming with Salt.