Andrew McMillan was born in South Yorkshire and his debut collection physical was the first ever poetry collection to win The Guardian First Book Award. He also won the Fenton Aldeburgh First Collection Prize, a Somerset Maugham Award an Eric Gregory Award, and a Northern Writers’ award. It was shortlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize, […]
Jane Commane was born in Coventry and lives and works in Warwickshire. Her first full-length collection, Assembly Lines, was published by Bloodaxe in February 2018. She is editor at Nine Arches Press, co-editor of Under the Radar magazine, co-organiser of the Leicester Shindig poetry series, and is co-author (with Jo Bell) of How to Be a Poet, a creative […]
Jean Sprackland has published four collections of poetry. Sleeping Keys, published by Cape last autumn, is ‘a book distinguished by rueful but unembittered wisdom’ (Sean O’Brien, The Guardian). Tilt won the Costa Poetry Award in 2008, and Hard Water was shortlisted for both the TS Eliot Prize and the Whitbread Award. Jean also won the Portico Prize for Non Fiction […]
Jonathan Davidson is a poet and dramatist. His most recent poetry collection is Early Train (Smith|Doorstop, 2011) and his most recent pamphlet is Humfrey Coningsby: Poems, Complaints, Explanations and Demands for Satisfaction (Valley Press, 2015). His latest book is a On Poetry (Smith|Doorstop, 2017), a memoir and provocation. He has had many radio dramas broadcast by BBC Radios 3 and […]
Susannah Dickey’s first pamphlet ‘I had some very slight concerns’ was published in June 2017 by The Lifeboat. Her work has appeared in Ambit, Poetry Ireland Review, The Tangerine, Hotdog and is forthcoming in The White Review. She is studying for an MA in Creative and Life Writing at Goldsmiths College.
Deborah Alma has an MA in Creative Writing and is the Emergency Poet prescribing poetry from her vintage ambulance. She is editor of Emergency Poet-an anti-stress poetry anthology, The Everyday Poet- Poems to live by (both Michael O’Mara), and her True Tales of the Countryside is published by The Emma Press. She is the editor of #Me Too – rallying against […]