10th December – Sophie Herxheimer, Anne Bailey

  Sophie Herxheimer is a poet and visual artist.   She’s held many residencies and projects, and her drawings have been shown at Tate Modern as well on a 48 metre hoarding on the Margate seafront.  Her book Velkom to Inklandt was an Observer book of the month and a...

11th March – Rosie Jackson, Richard Lambert

  Rosie Jackson lives near Frome, Somerset. Her pamphlet What the Ground Holds (Poetry Salzburg, 2014) was followed by The Light Box (Cultured Llama, 2016). She’s won many poetry awards, including the Stanley Spencer Poetry competition 2017, and has collaborated with...

8th April – Antony Owen, Adam Warne, Kat Franceska

  Antony Owen is a writer from Coventry and the author of five collections of poetry. His latest collection The Nagasaki Elder by V.Press was shortlisted for the coveted Ted Hughes Award for new work in poetry. His poems have been published worldwide and translated in...

8th July – Emma Healey, Andrew McDonnell

Emma Healey grew up in London and is a graduate of the MA in Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia. Her first novel, Elizabeth is Missing, was published to critical acclaim in 2014, sold over a million copies, and won the Costa First Novel Award. Her...

11th June – Tara Bergin, Ellen Renton

    Tara Bergin was born and grew up in Dublin. Her second collection, The Tragic Death of Eleanor Marx (Carcanet), was shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot and the Forward Prize, and was a PBS Recommendation. Tara currently lives in the North of England and lectures...

9th July – Inua Ellams, Helen Calcutt

  Born in Nigeria, Inua Ellams is a cross art form practitioner, a poet, playwright & performer, graphic artist & designer and founder of the Midnight Run — an international, arts-filled, night-time, playful, urban, walking experience. He is a Complete Works...

10th September – Caroline Bird, John Challis

  Caroline Bird has five collections of poetry published by Carcanet. Her most recent collection, In These Days of Prohibition, was shortlisted for the 2017 TS Eliot Prize. A two time winner of the Foyles Young Poets Award, her first collection Looking Through...