Ian Acheson is a 44 year old Ulsterman who has written extensively about his experiences growing up alongside Ireland's contested border during the height of the sectarian conflict which became known as 'The Troubles.' Ian draws on a feeling for the beauty of this landscape and how the perversion of violence has transformed those who lived there through this cruel and very intimate battle about territory and identity. Unusually, Ian writes much of his poetry from the perspective of border Protestant community who have traditionally either been ignored or caricatured. More of his work, published in the UK can be seen at his blog: '51% British - writing the Troubles out of my head'