Hera Lindsay Bird and Jack Underwood

Hera Lindsay Bird’s debut poetry collection, the eponymous Hera Lindsay Bird (Penguin), became a cult bestseller in her native New Zealand, and led Carol Ann Duffy to describe her as ‘without doubt the most arresting and original new young poet, on the page and in performance’ – Duffy’s own selection from Bird’s work Pamper Me to Hell and Back has just been published by Smith Doorstop. Jack Underwood, senior lecturer in creative writing at Goldsmiths, is the author of Happiness (Faber) and co-editor of the anthology series Stop Sharpening Your Knives.