Andrew Jamison was born in County Down in 1986, and his work has won several Arts Council of Northern Ireland Awards and the 2011 Templar Pamphlet Award. Happy Hour is his first published collection and he has been described as 'a bold new voice of a new generation.'
One of Jamison’s strengths is that he writes about the stuff of everyday life in a language that sounds very much his own. In other words, he makes poetry of the ordinary, poetry that is philosophical, thoughtful, keenly observant and funny. Above all, we hear the voice of an individual.