Malika Booker is the founder of Malika's Poetry Kitchen, a writer’s collective for beginning and emerging poets. She has an MA in Creative and Life Writing from Goldsmiths University. Her pamphlet Breadfruit (flippedeye, 2007) was recommended by the Poetry Society and her poetry collection Pepper Seed (Peepal Tree Press, 2013) was longlisted for the OCM Bocas 2014 prize & shortlisted for the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry prize 2014. Luke Kennard is a poet, critic and novelist, publishing on prose poetry and absurdism in contemporary poetry. He is currently a senior lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Birmingham. His fifth collection of poetry, Cain (Penned in the Margins), was shortlisted for the International Dylan Thomas Prize 2017 and his first novel, The Transition (4th Estate) was longlisted for the Desmond Elliott First Novel Award.