Dee Dickens likes words and sometimes she uses their power for good. A neurodivergent, queer, black, woman adjacent person, she tells stories about the things no one else does in a way that gives no quarter and takes no prisoners.
Tom Rudd (Anxious Anarchist Poetry) is a disabled queer punk poet based in York. Their work focuses on the ideas of mental health, identity, grief and the importance of cuddles. Tom’s mercenary style of poetry has led to them winning the Stanza Slam and being a runner up at the Your Place Slam.
Their passions include Dungeons & Dragons, hand holding and the destruction of capitalism.
Nina Telegina is a writer and performer who believes in the narrative power of poetry. Her story-poems often feature a cast of unlikely characters: space pirates, anthropomorphic farts, and the occasional manic animal. While Nina’s work tends toward the lyrical and the humorous, she is constantly exploring new forms.
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Whisky & Beards is a poetry publishing house that believes authors should be compensated fairly. Without our poets, a publishing house literally couldn’t exist.
Whisky & Beards is a poetry publishing company that believes authors should be treated fairly. Much of the publishing industry is supported by a few major success supporting unnecessary waste. Traditionally, publishers have to order huge print runs and hope that they can sell their stock. With the advent of print-on-demand, publishers can be more flexible and pass the extra profits directly to their writers. Our approach was modelled on the music industry and their failure to adequately adapt to the digital age.
We’re based in the seaside town of Margate in Thanet, at the heart of a growing local poetry scene. In fact, we’re so confident about our role in the community, we hid our submission email! Now you have to ask us in person if you’d like to submit!
Whisky & Beards works by communicating with its poets, treating them as partners, not products. We believe in the rights of creators above all else, and that business needs creators, not the other way around.