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Julia Goss was teased at university because of coming from Scunthorpe, a steel town which many otherwise rational people still believe lies on the east coast. She now lives in the beautiful Forest of Dean, a forgotten slice of Gloucestershire, uninhabited by any member of the royal family, where she taught for many years in primary schools but is now a gardener.

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Brian Bilston is a poet who knows it. He writes about the human condition, relationships, and buses; with the emphasis being predominantly on buses. Brian runs a specialist Poetry Laboratory at where he takes verse from the ideation stage right through to final poemification. In his spare time, he enjoys pipe-smoking, pipe-playing and pipe-fitting. He is mostly made up

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