Kit Wright was born in 1944 in Kent. He was educated at Berkhamsted school and New College, Oxford. He taught in a London comprehensive and has spent three years lecturing in English Literature at Brock University, Ontario, Canada. He also worked as Education Secretary to the Poetry Society in London, and was Fellow-Commoner in the Creative Arts at Trinity College, Cambridge. Kit Wright now devotes all his time to poetry and is well known for his collections and anthologies, including The Magic Box: Poems for Children, as well as being a performer and teacher.