Ed Reiss has taught creative writing and English at the university of Bradford. He’s also written two poetry collections, ‘Now Then’ and ‘Your Sort’, both published by Smith/Doorstop . He is a poet and teacher in equal measure.

Gaia Holmes is a free-lance writer and creative writing tutor who has worked with schools, universities, libraries and other community groups throughout the Yorkshire region. She runs ‘Igniting The Spark’, a weekly writing workshop at Dean Clough, Halifax. She has had two full length poetry collections published by Comma Press: Dr James Graham’s Celestial Bed (2006) and Lifting The Piano With One Hand (2013). She is currently working on her third collection which will, amongst other things, deal with gaps, sink holes, taxidermy and broad beans.

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