Robert Sheppard has been publishing poetry since 1979, and he has two retrospective collections, Twentieth Century Blues (Salt 2008) and a selected poems History or Sleep (Shearsman 2015).He has published collaborative work with Bob Cobbing, Patricia Farrell, Pete Clarke. Robert is also a critic and an editor. Robert  Sheppard lives in Liverpool.

Abigail Parry’s poems have been set to music, translated into Spanish and Japanese. She has won the Ballymaloe Prize, the Troubadour Prize, and an Eric Gregory Award. Her first collection, Jinx (Bloodaxe) was shortlisted for the Forward Prize and the Seamus Heaney Centre First Collection Poetry Prize. Her second collection, I Think We’re Alone Now, is also published by Bloodaxe Books.

Gareth Writer-Davies was shortlisted for the Bridport Prize (2014 and 2017); commended in the Prole Laureate Competition (2015 and 2021) and Prole Laureate for 2017. He is a winner of the Wirral Festival Poetry Competition (2023) and publications include: Bodies (Indigo Dreams) The Lover’s Pinch( Arenig Press)He was a Hawthornden Fellow.