Tom Sastry is a funny and engaging performer. His first collection,A Man's House Catches Fire (2019) was highly commended in the Forward Prize and shortlisted for the Seamus Heaney First Collection Prize. He will be showcasing his brand new collection You have no normal country to return to, a darkly comic exploration of national identity and the power of modern myths.
Caleb Parkin is Bristol City Poet 2020 – 22. His work has appeared in The Guardian, Rialto, Poetry Review, Magma and many other periodicals. Books include This Fruiting Body (Nine Arches Press) and Wasted Rainbow (tall-lighthouse). He came 2nd in the National Poetry Competition 2016 and 1st in the Winchester Poetry Prize 2017. Caleb tutors for the Poetry Society, Poetry School, Arvon and others, and has an MSc in Creative Writing for Therapeutic Purposes. Later this year there’ll be a new pamphlet from Broken Sleep and a collection of his ‘City Poet’ work.