Wendy Cope read history at Oxford and then worked as a London primary school teacher until the publication of her first book of poems, Making Cocoa for Kingsley Amis (Faber) in 1986. She now lives in Winchester.

Alicia Stubbersfield teaches English in Cheltenham and creative writing in various places. Her third collection Joking Apart is published by The Collective Press.

There will also be readings from many other contributors to Magma 35. The Troubadour is usually very full for Magma readings, so please arrive early if you want a seat near the front!