Marc Brightside is a British author of poetry and realist fiction for adults, who first discovered poetry under the tuition of acclaimed author Julian Stannard. Since graduating from the University of Winchester, Marc has been published in various outlets both nationally and internationally, including a top ten placement in the 2016 UK National Poetry Competition with ‘Eleven Years of May’ and a longlisting in 2018 with ‘A Beetle’, a commendation in the Snowdrop Literary Festival 2019 with ‘Snowthing’, and a shortlisting in the Sentinel Poetry Book Competition 2019 with his second collection Personal Impersonal. He has also appeared on Andy Bungay's poetry podcast alongside Margaret Atwood, and can frequently be found performing in venues in-and-around London.
Marc’s debut collection, Keep it in the Family, was published by Dempsey & Windle (now VOLE Books) in 2017. His second, Personal Impersonal, was published independently in 2020.