Kashif Sharma-Patel is a writer, poet and editor at the 87 press. They work at the interface of sonic, visual and written cultures with particular reference to queer and racialised experimental work. Kashif has published and performed poetry across a number of platforms with a full-length collection forthcoming on the 87 Press. They also write music, art and literary criticism for Artforum, The Quietus, AQNB, Poetry London and more.
Azad Ashim Sharma is a poet and essayist living in South London. He is the director of the87press. He is the author of Against the Frame (Barque Press, 2017) and Boiled Owls (forthcoming). His poems have been published recently by Stand Magazine, the Asian American Writers Workshop and Gutter Magazine. His prose has been published by SPAMzine, MIR Online, and is forthcoming in Magma Magazine.
Callie Gardner is a poet and critic from Glasgow. Their book-length poem naturally it is not. was published by The 87 Press in 2018, and their critical writing is found at secondmoon.substack.com.
Dom Hale wrote Firewall (Distance No Object) and Scammer (the87press). He helped to organise the Edinburgh reading series JUST NOT and is currently co-editing the magazine LUDD GANG at poetshardshipfunduk.com. Civilian Lyrics is out from Veer in 2021.
James Goodwin is a poet undertaking a PhD in English and Humanities at Birkbeck, University of London. His pamphlet, aspects caught in the headspace we’re in: composition for friends, was published by Face Press; and his debut book, Fleshed Out For All The Corners Of The Slip, is forthcoming with the87press.
Sarona Abuaker is a poet, artist, and educational outreach worker. Her mixed-media essay ‘Suture Fragmentations – A Note on Return’ is published with KOHL: A Journal for Body and Gender Research, and her poems are featured in Berfrois, MAP Magazine, and The 87 Press Digital Poetics series. She is currently writing her debut collection ‘Why So Few Women On The Street At Night’ (to be released by The 87 Press in 2021), a queer phenomenology of collective Palestinian futurisms and memory building layering visual cultures, essays and poems, to approach territories as different as Turtle Island, Brockley and Palestine. She is based in London.
Nisha Ramayya grew up in Glasgow and is currently based in London. Her collection States of the Body Produced by Love (2019) is published by Ignota Books. Recent publications include ‘A Basket Woven of One’s Own Hair’ in The Hythe; ‘Following Ten Million Dinner Parties’ in Flatness; a ‘Memo on Multiplicity’ inFrieze; and ‘Notes on a Means without End’ in Poetry Review. In Spring 2020, Ramayya was Poet in Residence for the group exhibition Many voices, all of them loved at John Hansard Gallery, Southampton.
Dr Nat Raha is a poet and activist-scholar, based in Edinburgh. She is the author of three collections and numerous pamphlets of poetry, including of sirens, body & faultlines (Boiler House Press, 2018), countersonnets (Contraband Books, 2013), Octet (Veer Books, 2010) and ‘four dreams’ (Earthbound Press, 2020). Her creative and critical writing has appeared in South Atlantic Quarterly, Third Text, Poetry Review, Gutter, and The New Feminist Literary Studies; and in the 2020 anthologies ON CARE, The Weird Folds: Everyday Poems from the Anthropocene, What the Fire Sees: A Divided Reader and We Want It All: An Anthology of Radical Trans Poetics. Nat is a Research Fellow on the project ‘Life Support: Forms of Care in Art and Activism’ at the University of St Andrews. She co-edits Radical Transfeminism Zine.