Todd Swift is the director of Eyewear Publishing based in London and a British Canadian poet, editor and critic. His latest collection was a Selected poems from Marick Press UsA in 2014.
Jodie Hollander’s debut publication The Humane Society was published with tall-lighthouse in 2012. She is the recipient of a Hawthornden Fellowship, a Fulbright award and was recently awarded a MacDowell Colony fellowship.
David Attwooll has poetry in various anthologies and was a winner of the 2013 Poetry Business prize with Surfacing (smith/doorstop). Ground Work (Black Poplar, 2014) followed, and then his full collection The Sound Ladder (Two Rivers Press, 2015), from which ‘Refugee’ is taken.
As well as writing poetry and fiction, Amanda Bonnick is an actor, director and producer and runs Worcester’s independent theatre company, Melting Pot Theatre Company. She has lived in Worcester for 30 years and her day job is running the Oxfam Bookshop.
Daniel Roy Connelly was the winner of the 2014 Fermoy International Poetry Festival Prize and a finalist in the 2015 Aesthetica Magazine Creative Writing Prize. He is the 2015 winner of the Cuirt New Writing Prize for poetry. His recent work appears in The North, The Transnational, and The Poetry Shed. He lives in Rome where he is a professor of English, theatre and creative writing at John Cabot University and The American University of Rome. www.danielroyconnelly.com