Douglas Dunn is one of Scotland's most respected poets, a protégé of Philip Larkin he is the author of numerous collections including the celebrated Elegies. A renowned teacher, critic and editor he has been a mentor to many other poets including Andrew Motion and Tom Paulin. Katherine Towers' debut collection The Floating Man made a stunning impact last year. A book haunted by music she strives to give voice to the inexpressible. Rachel Boast is a rising star in the poetry firmament, based in Bristol her debut collection Sidereal was published to great acclaim this year.