The Paradise Palms is a difficult venue in which to perform.
In 2011, Neil Hilborn’s poetry slam team placed first in the US College Poetry Slam.
Dan Simpson is a former Canterbury Laureate, and has performed at the Glastonbury Festival, Roundhouse Camden, and the BBC Fringe Slam.
Pete De-Graft Johnson, also known as The Repeat Beat Poet, is a poet and organiser of The PAD, a studio and events space in London.
Attila the Stockbroker began performing poetry in the 1980s, and since then has toured the world.
Andrew Blair and Ross McCleary are Edinburgh-local writers and collaborators.
Joel Auterson is an otter admirer and a host of the Boomerang Club, a regular poetry night in London.
Shruti Chauhan is a poet and performer from Leicester.
Adele Hampton was a member of the Washington DC 2013 Beltway Poetry’s National Slam Team.
Sophia Walker is an internationally renowned poet.
In 2012, Harry Baker became the youngest ever World Poetry Slam Champion.
Buddy Wakefield is a three-time world champion spoken-word artist, featured on the BBC, HBO’s Def Poetry Jam, ABC Radio National, and signed to Ani DiFranco’s Righteous Babe Re...
Iona Lee was born in Edinburgh and brought up in East Lothian.