I interviewed J.O. Morgan at his home in the Scottish Borders. His latest book, At Maldon by CB Editions, was launched on 8 October at Looking Glass Books in Edinburgh. We discuss his approach to writing and talk in detail about his first book length narrative poem, the award-winning Natural Mechanical. He also discusses the intriguing story of how At Maldon started out as a translation of an Anglo-Saxon poem and how he was fascinated by the fact that it is a form of historical document written by the losers rather than the winners of the battle.