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Caleb Parkin is a day-glo queero techno eco poet, tutor & facilitator – and Bristol City Poet, 2020 – 22. He’s published widely in journals including The Rialto, The Poetry Review and Magma – and won or shortlisted in major competitions, including second prize in the National Poetry Competition 2016. He tutors for Poetry Society, Poetry School and Cheltenham Festivals, and holds an MSc in Creative Writing for Therapeutic Purposes (CWTP). He previously worked in BBC TV and Radio production and as a Senior Inclusion Worker. His debut pamphlet, Wasted Rainbow, was published with tall-lighthouse in February and This Fruiting Body is his debut collection out in October.
This poem is from Caleb’s upcoming collection ‘This Fruiting Body’ with Nine Arches Press, published October 14th 2021.
Marius Grose began his career in television post-production in 1983. He worked as a tape operator and assistant editor in Bristol and London for the BBC and ITV networks. Marius has cut programmes for all the major broadcasters in the UK as well USA companies such as National Geographic and Discovery. He has worked on programmes that range from wildlife documentaries, factual entertainment shows, current affairs such as Channel 4’s Dispatches, and feature films. In 2002 Marius was nominated for the Royal Television Society’s feature picture editor of the year award in recognition of his creative storytelling.