Charles G Lauder Jr was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, and has lived in the UK since 2000. His poems have appeared internationally, and he was highly commended in the 2015 Stanza Poetry Competition. His pamphlet Bleedswas published in 2012 by Crystal Clear Creators. His forthcoming pamphlet Camouflaged Beasts will be published in spring 2017 by Black Light Engine Room. He is the Assistant Editor for the poetry journal The Interpreter’s House.