Rupert M Loydell is Senior Lecturer in English with Creative Writing at Falmouth University, the editor of Stride and With magazines, and a contributing editor to international times. He is the author of many collections of poetry, including The Return of the Man Who Has Everything, Wildlife and Ballads of the Alone, all published by Shearsman Books. An artist’s book-in-a-box, The Tower of Babel, was published by Like This Press; and Encouraging Signs, a book of essays, articles and interviews by Shearsman. He edited Smartarse for Knives Forks & Spoons Press, From Hepworth’s Garden Out: poems about painters and St. Ives for Shearsman, and Troubles Swapped for Something Fresh, an anthology of manifestos and unmanifestos, for Salt.
Nathan Thompson was born in Cornwall, and now divides his time between Jersey and the UK. Since his debut collection the arboretum towards the beginning came out in 2008 he has published books and pamphlets with Knives Forks & Spoons, Gratton Street Irregulars and Oystercatcher, the latest of which is ...,or the Night Terrors from Oystercatcher. Explorer 9 is due from Zimzalla in 2016. He holds a PhD from the University of Salford and is currently working on a monograph on Psychogeography and Contemporary Poetry.