Sam Payne is a poet and illustrator based in London, UK. After completing his degree in English Literature and Creative Writing, he published his first poetry collection, this boy is a rainbow, in 2018, which tackles first love, heartbreak, and survival.
His follow-up collection, this boy is a constellation, will be published in 2020 and takes readers on a journey across the stars as he explores life in his early twenties: letting go of the past, finding purpose, challenging expectations, struggling with body image and mental health, dating, and learning to love himself.
When he is not writing, he can found in a good coffee shop, eating a slice of red velvet cake. For the latest updates about his work, follow him on Instagram.