|Born in Cardiff, Wales, Gillian Clarke is a poet, playwright, editor and translator. She is president of Ty Newydd, the Writer’s Centre in North Wales, which she co-founded in 1990.
She has been a tutor at the University of Glamorgan since 1994 and has lectured throughout Europe and the USA.
Her work has been translated into ten languages and her most recent poetry collection is Making the Beds for the Dead.
|Imtiaz Dharker was born in Pakistan, raised in Glasgow and now lives between India, London and Wales.
She is a poet, documentary maker and artist and has had solo exhibitions in the UK, India and Hong Kong.
She is the author of four poetry collections, including Postcards from God and The Terrorist at My Table, which feature her own drawings.
|Carol Ann Duffy is Professor of Contemporary Poetry and Creative Director of the Writing School at Manchester Metropolitan University.
She is a celebrated poet, playwright and librettist, has been awarded an OBE and CBE, and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.
Her poetry collections include Rapture, for which she won the 2005 T. S. Eliot Prize.
She lives in Manchester with her 12 year old daughter.