Josephine Carter is a poet, performer and facilitator based in Folkestone, UK. Using found and composed text to explore selfhood, struggle and survival, Josephine's personal and community projects examine social marginality, physical borders and resistance to oppression. Check Josephine's talk here
Sarah Cave is a writer, academic, and editor at Guillemot Press. She has published two full-length collections and several pamphlets, artists’ books, and collaborations. Sarah is currently finishing a practice-based Ph.D. at Royal Holloway on queer prayer and teaches poetry and fiction at the University of Plymouth. Check Sarah's website here
Ulli Freer is a London-based poet/performer & publisher. His work has been published in many magazines including Datableed, Splinter, Blackbox Manifold, Erotoplasty7. His recently published books include Recovery (Veer books), No Title (Gang London), Towards Infinity, in collaboration with Paul Buck (RD. London). Read some of his poems here
Doug Jones comes out of the school of poetics of Bob Cobbing and Bill Griffiths. He absolutely believes that a poet must be of the world, engaged in the world. Hence, he works as a 14-hour, 5-day-a-week GP. His poetry is a consequent reflection on the indignity, madness, compassion and the human condition. Read Doug's poetry here
Dorothy Lehane is the author of six poetry publications. Her most recent collection, House Girl, was published in 2021 by Aquifer Press. She is a Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Kent. She is interested in the challenges and outcomes arising from interdisciplinary engagement, the processes occurring at this point of intersection; the interpretation, conceptualization and re-contextualization of information, how language from another discipline embedded in a poetic structure carries a specific frisson, garners new resonance, and becomes an ingredient of communication. Read Dorothy's poetry here
montenegrofisher is Adrian Fisher & Luna Montenegro. They are visual artists and poets working under the collective name mmmmm and the pen name montenegrofisher. Their work investigates ideas of improvisation, participation, politics, poetics, locality, ritual and transformation. Their practice is often site-specific and socially engaged, leading to exchange and collaboration with other artists, poets, musicians and local communities. Learn more about them here
Nick Murray is a producer, composer and artist making interactive sonic and narrative work focusing on loss and digital cultures. This often takes the form of games, interactive poetry and performance. Nick is a producer for Now Play This at Somerset House and associate producer with Penned in the Margins. Check Nick's work here
Astra Papachristodoulou is a Ph.D. researcher and tutor at the University of Surrey with a focus on sculptural poetry. She is the author of several poetry books and her work has been exhibited in UK and international venues, such as the National Poetry Library, Kew Gardens and Christie’s, London. Astra is the founder of Poem Atlas, an exhibition platform and publisher of visual poetry. Check Astra's website here
Kat Peddie teaches Creative Writing and English and American literature. Her research and creative interests are in twentieth and twenty-first-century innovative poetry, most particularly issues of translation, collage, gender, sexuality and writing as a critical reading practice. Read Kat's poetry here
Nat Raha is a poet and queer and trans activist-scholar. She's the author of three collections and numerous pamphlets of poetry, including of sirens, body & faultlines (Boiler House Press, 2018), countersonnets (Contraband Books, 2013) and Octet (Veer Books, 2010). Watch Nat performing here
Calum Rodger is a Glasgow-based poet and software developer working in print, performance and digital media. His works include PORTS (Spam Press, 2019), the browser game Gotta Eat the Plums! with William Carlos Williams and the machinima film-poem Rock, Star, North. Watch Calum perform here and play his game here
Michał Kamil Piotrowski is a visual poet and text artist living and working in Folkestone, Kent. He writes experimental, visual and technology-powered poetry. He enjoys making poetry interactive and he mostly works with found text. The themes he explores the most are technology, politics, love and mental illnesses. His interactive book The Cursory Remix (2021, Contraband Books) has been co-written by Google Translate.
Simon Smith is a poet, translator and essayist. He has taught at the University of Kent since 2006. He has read his work to audiences internationally and has published nine full-length poetry collections. His practice is informed by his interest in translation and translation theory. Read Simon's poems here
Elly Rutherford is an interdisciplinary artist, dancer, and performer. Inspired by the beauty and quirkiness of the everyday, she creates interactive installations, playful performances, experimental poetry, and participatory art in various situations and spaces. Her work reflects how engaging with the arts improves well-being. Elly is experienced in delivering workshops around sensory play and art making, mindfulness, improvisation, and performance. She believes everyone has a unique sense of creativity; she just plants the seed of curiosity. Read more about her here
Niamh Seana Meehan is a visual artist based in Ireland. Working in-between visual art, performance, and written matter. As a way into the practice/research concerns performative activities function as sites where the body gets lost, misunderstood, exhausted, and anxious. The accumulation and overlapping of ideas have provoked a methodological approach to slowing down and lingering with moments of doubtfulness. Art writing within the practice provides entry points into the creative process. The narrative often references literary voices; however, the voices are less transparent within the physical form of the work. Recent research investigates the translation of writing awkward, overlooked, interrupted, and failing bodies into sculptural works.