Our Authors

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Barry Hollow lives in Bristol but was born and raised in Ayrshire, Scotland. He’s been published in various publications and journals and has been featured regularly on BBC Radio and is emerging on the spoken word scene in Bristol.


His debut collection Viaducts and River Views is due for release in 2022 with Black Cat Press. Look out for it!


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Lisa Simpson is a poet from Manchester. She started writing again in 2020, prompted by a need to find something to focus on in the midst of the pandemic.  She had previously been an avid writer as a teenager and had been fortunate to have some of her work published at that time.  She has most recently had pieces selected for publication by Train River Publishing and has performed at Manchester’s Poetry Reverb.


Lisa is working on her debut pamphlet with Black Cat Press. Look out for it in early 2023!