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About

Sam Payne is a poet and artist based in Cambridge, UK. He has published two poetry books, this boy is a rainbow and this boy is a constellation, which explore love, loss, mental health, self-discovery, sexuality and growth. Sam’s work has been featured in various anthologies and literary magazines, including mostly recently Instagram Poetry for Every Day (Lawrence King) and Poems for a Pandemic (HarperCollins).

His third book, Wildflower, a stunning collection of poems and art pieces about grief and healing, will be published in August 2022.

When he’s not writing, Sam can be found tending to be houseplants, reading a good book, or treating himself to a slice of cake. Connect with him on Instagram, TikTok and Twitter @bysampayne.