Keith Hutson has written for Coronation Street and many well-known comedians, and his poetry has been widely-published in journals internationally. Competition successes include the Troubadour, the York Literature, and the Wordsworth Trust. Keith’s debut pamphlet, Routines, was published in 2016 by Poetry Salzburg, where he is now a co-editor.
Imtiaz Dharker is a poet, artist and documentary filmmaker. Awarded the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry in 2014, she has received the Cholmondeley Award and an Honorary Doctorate from SOAS. Her collections include Postcards from God, The Terrorist at My Table and her latest, Luck Is the Hook. She has exhibited drawings in India, London, New York and Hong Kong, and scripts and directs films for non-government organisations working for women and children in India.
Mark Pajak’s work has appeared in The London Review of Books, Poetry London, The North, The Rialto and Magma. He has been commended in the National Poetry Competition, awarded first place in The Bridport Prize and received a Northern Writers' Award, an Eric Gregory Award and an UNESCO international writing residency. His first pamphlet, Spitting Distance, was selected by Carol Ann Duffy as a Laureate’s Choice