Richie McCaffery is from the small Northumbrian village of Warkworth. He now lives in Alnwick, Northumberland after four years spent abroad in Belgium. He studied English and Scottish Literature at Stirling University and received a Carnegie grant to do a PhD on the Scottish poetry of World War Two at the University of Glasgow, which he was awarded in 2016.

He is the author of two poetry pamphlets: Spinning Plates from HappenStance Press and Ballast Flint from Cromarty Arts Trust and two full poetry collections, Cairn and Passportboth from Nine Arches Press.

Richie is a rare book hoarder and fountain pen collector as well as a sometime literary critic, reviewer and freelance scholar in all things relating to modern poetry and the Scottish Literary Renaissance.