Liverpool-Irishman Lawrence Pettener works full-time in Malaysia’s Klang Valley as self-employed copy-editor, proofreader and writer. His specialty, helping solo authors, includes mentoring poets 1:1. He teaches poetry-writing workshops and offers innovative Poet in Resonance schemes free of charge to a range of individuals and institutions whose values reflect his own. His poetry has earned praise from Ted Hughes, Philip Gross, Carrie Etter, John Burnside and others, and has reached BBC radio and magazine audiences. His book reviews and artist interviews have appeared in The Star and internationally. As Kwailo Lumpur, he writes comic material about Malaysian life, food especially. Following the success of an earlier audio recording and May All Beings Rock, he has three long-awaited poetry collections due out in 2021.