Nick Thurston is a poet and non-fiction writer who makes artworks. His work is held in public and private collections internationally and he has published extensively. He is Programme Director of interdisciplinary undergraduate Fine Art at the University of Leeds and 2016 Visiting Research Fellow in Contemporary Writing at the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia). This spring his guest-edited issue of the peer-reviewed Open Access journal Amodern (Montreal & Thunder Bay) was published; this summer a second edition of his most recent book of poetry, Of the Subcontract, was released by Coach House Books (Toronto); and later this year his edited collection of Pavel Büchler's selected writings will be published by Ridinghouse (London, due winter 2016). Current exhibitions include group shows at the Laurence Sterne Trust (Coxwold) and Bury City Museum and Sculpture Centre. Since 2006 he has been one-third of the DIY collective Information As Material, whose forthcoming solo projects include 'Reading Matters' with Printed Matter, Inc (New York, October-December 2016) and a critical reader on Nothing and the contemporary arts (due summer 2016).