Martin Figura is a poet, a portrait and social documentary photographer, a qualified accountant and retired army major. His latest one-person show Doctor Zeeman’s Catastrophe Machine is an autobiographical performance of love, loss and rolling with the punches, and was shortlisted for the 2018 Saboteur Awards (Best Spoken Word Show). His books include The Little Book of Harm, Ahem and Boring the Arse Off Young People and he is a member of poetry ensemble The Joy of Six which has toured the UK and New York. His photography has been widely published and exhibited at venues including the National Portrait Gallery. He is married to fellow poet Helen Ivory.