Poet and pseudo-scholar W.N. Herbert was born in Dundee in 1961, educated there and at Oxford, where he completed his DPhil thesis on Scottish poet Hugh MacDiarmid, and now lives and works in Newcastle. He is Professor of Poetry and Creative Writing at Newcastle University, and his books are published by, among others, northern publisher Bloodaxe Books. He is also the Dundee Makar, or City Laureate.
You can find out more about his work (and read selections from his work) using the following resources:
His Scottish Poetry Library entry
His listing on the British Council website
His Poetry International listing
His Poetry Archive entry