Emily Oldfield is hotly-tipped young writer and poet whose work has been described as weird, dark and wonderful. She is currently an editor at Haunt Manchester, and is a researcher on the Writing Manchester map. She is working on her first pamphlet.
Keith Hutson's much anticipated debut collection, Baldwin's Catholic Geese, was published to acclaim by Bloodaxe this year. A prolific comedy writer for stand-ups including Les Dawson and Frankie Howerd and a scriptwriter for Coronation Street, Keith has had more than 150 poems published in journals and anthologies. His pamphlet, Troupers, was selected by Carol Ann Duffy as a Laureate's Choice publication.
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