Angela France has had poems published in many of the leading journals and has been anthologised a number of times. Her publications include ‘Occupation’ (Ragged Raven Press, 2009), ‘Lessons in Mallemaroking’ (Nine Arches Press, 2011), ‘Hide’  (Nine Arches Press 2013) and The Hill (Nine Arches Press 2017) of which Sheenagh Pugh said “Exuberant, controlled, angry, elegiac, this is a poetry of landscape, politics, witness”. Angela teaches creative writing at the University of Gloucestershire and in various community settings. She runs a reading series in Cheltenham, ‘Buzzwords’.



Daniel Sluman is a 31-year-old poet and disability rights activist. He has recently co-edited the first Major UK Disability Anthology Stairs and Whispers: D/deaf and Disabled Poets Write Back, and his second collection the terrible was published by Nine Arches Press in 2015. He was named one of Huffington Post’s Top 5 British Poets to Watch in 2015, and he is currently preparing for a PhD at Birmingham City University in 2017 where he will be researching Disability Poetics.

He tweets @danielsluman



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Jacqueline Saphra’s The Kitchen of Lovely Contraptions (flipped eye 2011) was nominated for the Aldeburgh First collection Prize. If I Lay on my Back I Saw Nothing but Naked Women a book of illustrated prose poems, was published by The Emma Press in 2014 and won the Saboteur Award for Best Collaboration. In 2017 A Bargain with the Light: Poems after Lee Miller was out from Hercules Editions and her latest collection from Nine Arches Press, All My Mad Mothers, was shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot prize. She lives in London and teaches at The Poetry School.