Fern Angel Beattie
Fern is the founder & publisher of Write Bloody UK. Also a writer, she specialises in her personal Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse: Women, Love, Sex & Death. Fern first discovered her gift for poetry when using alchemy on grief, and has since released three collections, The Trouble With Love (From Trouble, With Love), (Lapwing), Pendulum and The Art of Shutting Up (Broken Sleep). Her poems can be seen in Belleville Park Pages, The Legendary, JUNGFTAK and Blood Tree Literature. Fern's spoken word piece for the short dance film Shaping Scars was selected for LA Dance Short Film Festival, TIFF, Korea Film Festival, L Fest & Flatlands Dance Film Festival in 2017.
Ollie O' Neill
Ollie is a Brighton based poet and writer. She is a former UK Youth Slam Champion and Barbican Young Poet. In March 2019, Ollie’s debut pamphlet Ways of Coping was published by Out-Spoken Press exploring themes of female sexuality, desire, and psychiatry. She has previously read in venues such as The Institute of Contemporary Arts, Soho Theatre, Royal Festival Hall, and The 100 Club, as well as at Cheltenham Literature Festival, The Verve Poetry Festival, and Wilderness Festival. Her debut collection What We Are Given was Write Bloody UK's first release.
Iain has worked as a writer for advertising agencies, design agencies and museums for the best part of twenty years. In 2016, he drunk-bought a "How to Write Poetry" class online and hasn’t looked back. Since then, Iain has completed an MA in linguistics and studied at The Poetry School, The Faber Academy and The Seamus Heaney Centre. Iain's debut collection Ping! features poems that debuted in The North magazine. It was long-listed for the 2021 Welsh Poetry Book Awards.
Originally from Lisbon, Portugal, Francisca has an MA in Creative Writing at Goldsmiths, University of London. Her work has been published in Feels zine, Profound Experience of Earth and Vagabond City. Just prior to the release of her debut collection Hard Summer, Francisca was offered an MFA fellowship at Sarah Lawrence College in New York, where she now resides.
Demi is an Austrian-American writer and performer. Her work has appeared in magma, Banshee, Ninth Letter, Figure 1, and The Times UK, as well as on BBC Radio London. She has been a featured performer at Glastonbury Festival, Electric Picnic, the Scottish Storytelling Centre, and Poetry Ireland. After five years in Berlin, she now lives in London where she is completing an MFA at Rose Bruford College of Theatre & Performance. Demi's debut collection Small Machine is forthcoming with Write Bloody UK in 2022. To find out more, visit www.demianter.com.
Oliver is a British-Peruvian writer. His work is published in Banshee, Tears in the Fence, Ink Sweat and Tears, SPOONFEED and Prototype. Oliver was shortlisted for the Yeats Prize in 2018, the University of Hertfordshire Single Poem Prize in 2019 and the Wales Poetry Award 2020. His debut collection will be published with us in 2022.
Lauren Hollingsworth-Smith is a poet and artist based in Rotherham and Oxford, currently living in the French Alps. She is a member of The Writing Squad and Hive’s Poetry Collective. Lauren's work has been published in several anthologies including She Will Soar (Pan Macmillan 2020). Her debut pamphlet Ugly Bird won the 2020 New Poets Prize. She won the Foyle Young Poets of the Year award in 2019 and was highly commended in the Young Northern Writers' award. Lauren has performed at various events and festivals, including Ledbury Poetry Festival, Kendal Poetry Festival and Off the Shelf Festival of Words. She studies English and French at Oxford University.
Look How I Alive I Am, Lauren's debut full-length collection, is out in July 2022.