SAMUEL REILLY is a recent graduate of English Literature from Oxford University. He is currently based in Glasgow, where he works with contemporary art in a city-centre gallery, and continues to write poetry and folk music. While a student, he won the Mapleton-Bree Prize from St John’s College for a collection of six poems in 2013, and the Oxonian Review Short Story Competition, 2012. His poetry has previously been published by The Missing Slate.

JOE LINKER attended El Camino College and California State University at Dominguez Hills, earning a BA in English, with a minor in 20th Century Thought and Expression, and an MA in English, while putting in six years in the ACNG (Army California National Guard). Over a decade of adjunct work bookends 25 years as a Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter in what Han-shan called the “red dust” of business. Joe was a Hawthorne Fellow at the Attic Institute in Portland, Oregon from April to August, 2012. He writes a blog called ‘The Coming of the Toads‘.

MATT MACDONALD is a page and performance poet who gigs frequently across the Central Belt and North East of England. He has been writing for nearly 6 years and has been published in several anthologies, magazines and collections. His debut pamphlet Who Are Your People? sold out its first printing in 4 months and the second edition is available now. Having performed in the Edinburgh Fringe for the last 4 years, Matt is looking to bring his second solo show this August and will be competing in the Scottish National Poetry Slam in early 2015.

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