Michael W. Thomas is the author of eleven titles of poetry and fiction. Work has appeared in The Antioch Review, London Magazine, Raw Edge and The TLS, among others. With Simon Fletcher, he edited The Poetry of Worcestershire (OP, 2019). He was poet-in-residence at the Robert Frost Festival, Key West, Florida, 2004-9. www.michaelwthomas.co.uk
John Sewell worked as a conservation architect for the Peak District National Park. He’s been a finalist in the Arvon International Poetry Competition and included in Poetry Review’s New British Poets II, 1990. He’s had collections published by Littlewood Arc, Cape and Fair Acre Press. He lives in South Shropshire.
Nick Pearson is a Telford based poet who has been widely published. He’s performed his work across the Midlands. His collection Made in Captivity was published by Offa’s Press in 2011. Barista, his first pamphlet collection, shows him delving deeper into the here and now of contemporary British life.
Marion Cockin’s first pamphlet collection, The Wednesbury Mangle Theory confirms her reputation as a witty and warm-hearted observer of the current scene. A retired senior librarian from Wolverhampton, she was one third of The Nailmakers’ Daughters (OP, 2015) and is a regular reader at local poetry events.