The editors would like to thank the following;
Jim Carruth, W.N.Herbert, Jean Johnstone, Jackie Kay, Judith Taylor & J.L.Williams for their advice and support.
Sharon Cummings and FineArtAmerica for kindly allowing us to use Sharon’s Saltire image as our logo – go here to see and buy a copy of the artwork.
The editors for this project are Andy Jackson and Brian Johnstone
Andy Jackson was born in Salford, England in 1965, and is a writer and editor of poetry. His two collections The Assassination Museum (2010) and A Beginner’s Guide To Cheating (2015) were both published by Red Squirrel Press, and he has curated and edited several poetry anthologies including Split Screen (2012), Double Bill (2014) and Tour de Vers (2014) for Red Squirrel Press, and Whaleback City: the poetry of Dundee and its hinterland (with W.N.Herbert) for Dundee University Press (2013). In 2015 he again collaborated with W.N.Herbert on the New Boots & Pantisocracies poetry blog project, chronicling the UK in the months following the 2015 General Election. He also runs the Otwituaries blog.
Brian Johnstone is a Scottish poet, writer and performer whose work has appeared throughout Scotland, elsewhere in the UK, in North America and Europe. He has published six collections, most recently Dry Stone Work (Arc, 2014). In 2015 his work appeared on the UK’s Poetry Archive website. His poems have been translated into over a dozen languages; in 2009 Terra Incognita, a chapbook in Italian translation, was published by L’Officina (Vicenza). He edited the first Shore Poets anthology, has been a panel member for the Scottish Book Trust New Writers’ Awards and has judged several international poetry competitions. A founder and former Director of StAnza: Scotland’s International Poetry Festival, he has appeared at various poetry festivals, from Macedonia to Nicaragua, and at numerous venues across the UK. Visit his website here.