Irvine, Autumn 1972: Colin Begg is from his mother's womb untimely ripped. He has been catching up ever since. Raised in Ayr, Colin escaped to the mean streets of Glasgow as soon as his Highers would allow. There he developed a passion for anything unrelated to his studies, including writing in general and poetry in particular.
Since his release into society, Colin has written comedy sketches, short stories and screenplays (a kindly Australian man even filmed one of them), but the only things he remains consistently okay at are poems. Some even appeared in respectable publications such as Loose Lips and New Writing Scotland.
Colin recently spent two-and-a-half years' self-imposed hard labour in Sydney. This explains his earthy vocabulary and fondness for barbecued prawns. He studied Writing & Cultural Studies at UTS, helped by a bursary from those nice people at Scottish Screen. He also won an award, the swot. Now back in Glasgow, Colin is about to start an MLitt at the University. He enjoys mountains, water, Craig-baiting and meteorology. Lately he has begun to delude himself as a playwright. We shall see.
Craig Stobo was born in Glasgow in 1970. He wrote his first published poem in 1982 and has continued to do so ever since; a selection of them have been published in various small magazines.
He continues to live in Glasgow, supporting Partick Thistle FC, occasionally going stargazing and for large parts of the year, fervently wishing for snow.