As founding editor of the poetry magazine Rising, Tim Wells has published the work of writers such Sean O'Brien, Roddy Lumsden, August Kleinzahler, Annie Freud, John Stammers and Matthew Sweeney. His work as a poet and performer has seen him touring the U.S. (a dozen times), translated into German and Chinese, working as a guest poet on Radio London and as Writer in Residence with Tighten Up, the East London reggae sound system. His Boys' Night Out in the Afternoon (Donut Press) was shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best First Collection in 2006. His most recent publication is Rougher Yet (Donut Press, 2009). In autumn 2013 Tim published Keep the Faith, a short collection of his music-related poems, with Blackheath Books.