Phillip Crymble was born in Belfast, and emigrated to Canada with his family as a child. He holds two Bachelor's degrees, and in 2002 earned his MFA from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, where he went on to teach for a number of years. The recipient of several Canada Council for the Arts Professional Writer’s grants and a finalist in both The Poetry Business and South Tipperary Arts Centre’s annual chapbook competitions, his work has appeared in The North, Magma, The Stinging Fly, Iota, Oxford Poetry, Causeway, Cúirt Annual, Succour, Abridged, Crannóg, The Moth, Revival, Frogmore Papers, Burning Bush 2, Poetry Ireland Review, The Salt Anthology of New Writing, and numerous other publications worldwide. In 2007 he published a short collection with Lapwing and was selected to read in Poetry Ireland’s annual “Introductions” series. Phillip now lives with his wife and son in Fredericton, New Brunswick, where he divides his time between serving as a poetry editor for The Fiddlehead, and pursuing a PhD in American Literature at UNB. Crymble was the winner of Puritan Magazine's Thomas Morton Prize in 2017.