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 part-time at Newcastle University.



Ellen Renton has performed at nights such as Flint and Pitch, Loud Poets, and Inky Fingers, and in venues including the Scottish Parliament and the Leith Theatre. She took part in the spoken word project Words First run by BBC1Xtra and the Roundhouse, and with support from The Nurturing Talent Fund, in September 2016 she released her debut audio collection Beginnings. Her work has been featured by BBC Radio Scotland and Young Scot. An English Literature graduate from the University of Glasgow, she is now studying for an MA in Creative Writing: Poetry at the University of East Anglia.