Ben Halford

Ben Halford was born in Abergavenny. He studied Creative Writing at Bath Spa University as an undergraduate before completing the MA in Creative Writing at postgraduate level. Although initially a prose writer, he took up writing poetry at undergraduate level and persevered with it through the MA at Corsham Court.

Rhain and the Busker details a narrative focusing on Rhain, a hitman who operates in the South Wales’ valleys. After being assigned to assassinate a rogue busker, he follows a trail through the declining valleys’ towns, eventually leading to a confrontation in the mythical Ragetown. The following poems are taken from the end of the collection.