Katie Donovan worked for The Irish Times for 13 years as a journalist in the Features Department. She has published five books of poetry, all with Bloodaxe Books. Her most recent, Off-Duty appeared in September 2016. In 2017 she was named as the recipient of the 21st Lawrence O'Shaughnessy Award for Poetry. She has read her work on RTE Radio 1 and on BBC.
Denise Riley lives in London and is a critically acclaimed writer of both philosophy and poetry. Her published work incluldes War in the Nursery (1983); Am I that Name? (1988); Denise Riley: Selected Poems (2000); Impersonal Passion (2005), Time Lived, Without Its Flow (2012) and Say Something Back (2016). Penguin Modern Poets 6 is due out this autumn, with Maggie Nelson and Claudia Rankine.