Roy was born in Birmingham and now living in the Black Country. He has held the role of Birmingham Poet Laureate and Starbuck Poet in Residence.
His writing has appeared in magazines, Under the Radar, The Reader, The Cannon's Mouth and The Undertow Review. His poems have been included in anthologies, Out of Bounds (Bloodaxe 2012) and he's the co-editor and writer for Celebrate Wha? (Smokestack 2011).
He's also written a play For the Love of Auset which premiered at The Drum, Birmingham, June 2007 and his short story Conversation with an Ant has also been published in Original Skin.
He's presently performer in residence for Warwickshire Poetry Voices and is looking forward to his debut collection Beginning with your last breath to be published by Nine Arches Press in September 2016.