Richard Barrett lives and works in Salford. He is the author of the collections Pig Fervour (Arthur Shilling Press, 2009); Sidings (White Leaf Press, 2010); # (zimZalla, 2011); A Big Apple (KFS, 2011); Free (Blart Books, 2014) and HUGZ (KFS, 2014). Additionally, his work has appeared in numerous anthologies including HOME (TTO, 2008); The Other Room #1, #3 and #6; Catechism: Poems for Pussy Riot; The Dark Would and Manchester No Spy Zone. Richard runs the small poetry press Department and is 1/3 of the team who organise the Manchester based reading series Peter Barlow’s Cigarette. Current, ongoing projects of Richard’s include Hi-5 the World; SOUL VOMIT and the book he and Rachel Sills are writing Endless / Nameless. His Archive of the Now page is here: http://www.archiveofthenow.org/authors/?i=151
Sophie Collins is co-founder of tender, an online quarterly promoting work by female-identified writers and artists. Her poems and translations have appeared or are forthcoming in Poetry, Poetry London and Oxford Poetry.