John McCullough’s first collection of poems, The Frost Fairs won the Polari First Book Prize in 2012 and was a Book of the Year for The Independent as well as a summer read in The Observer. His second, Spacecraft (Penned in the Margins, 2016) was named one of The Guardian‘s Best Books for Summer and was shortlisted for the Ledbury-Forte prize. His new collection, Reckless Paper Birds, explores the human body and queer experience. It’s been shortlisted for the Costa Poetry Award. He teaches creative writing at the University of Brighton and the Open University.
Cai Draper is a poet from S London who stayed in Norwich after completing the MA in Creative Writing [Poetry] at UEA. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in publications from Bad Betty Press, the Ekphrastic Review, Lighthouse Journal and Leslie magazine. @DraperCai