Phillip Crymble was born in Belfast in 1967, lived in Zambia for two years, then returned to Ireland briefly before emigrating to Canada with his family in 1978. He holds two Bachelor's degrees, one in English Literature from McMaster University (Hamilton, Ontario), the other
in Creative Writing from York University (Toronto). He teaches as a Lecturer in English at the University of Michigan. His poems have appeared most recently in The Alembic (USA), Poetry Scotland, Coppertales (Australia), The Fiddlehead (Canada) and Cuirt Annual 2004.