Matt Howard has been appointed to the Douglas Caster Fellowship in Poetry. He is the fifth Fellow and follows in the footsteps of Helen Mort, Malika Booker, Vahni Capildeo, and Zaffar Kunial. Matt’s first full collection, Gall, was published by The Rialto in 2018. It won the 2018 East Anglian Book Award for Poetry, was shortlisted for the Seamus Heaney Centre First Collection Prize in 2019, and was awarded Best First Collection in the inaugural 2020 Laurel Prize. Matt takes up his fellowship in late September.