Stephen Derwent Partington is is a teacher in Kenya, and a poet. He lives and works just outside Machakos and is a member of Concerned Kenyan Writers. A collection of poems, SMS & Face to Face, was published by Phoenix to critical acclaim in East Africa. In addition to having his poetry widely published in UK and African journals he writes academic articles on regional literature for leading postcolonial journals and East African regional media. Widely published in literary journals in the UK including Thumbscrew, New Welsh Review, Frogmore Papers, Poetry Wales & in Africa including Wajibu, Kwani, The Standard Newspaper, Afrika News. Etc.