All About Our Fathers is the second collaboration of three poets exploring their relationship with a parent in all its complexities.
From a father's vice like grip on youth, a cigar tamponing his lips, a smell of gunshot as he enters the kitchen, these fathers evoke memories embedded in the senses. Blue eyes glimmer in the green-screen night as fathers drive towards a rocky beach or a field of honey locusts as if intent on healing the conflict between shadow and light.
Vasiliki Albedo's poems have most recently appeared in Poetry London, The Poetry Review, Oxford Poetry, AGNI, Beloit Poetry Journal, Wasafiri, Magma, SPAMzine and The Rialto. She won The Poetry Society’s 2022 Stanza competition, was a finalist in Frontier's Global Poetry Prize 2023 and has been commended in the National Poetry competition, the Hippocrates Prize and the Ambit competition. She lives in Greece and consults development organisations combating poverty and climate change.
Mary Mulholland’s poems are recently published in The Rialto, 14 Magazine, Raceme, Finished Creatures, Stand and several anthologies. Recently she won 3rd prize (equal) in Wolves Lit Prize, came 3rd in Teignmouth Competition, was shortlisted for the Aesthetica and Bedford Prizes and longlisted in the National Poetry Competition, 2022. She is also an occasional shepherdess. Her debut pamphlet What the Sheep Taught Me (Live Canon) was published in 2022, www.marymulholland.co.uk @marymulhol
Simon Maddrell is a queer Manx man, thriving with HIV and living in Brighton & Hove. He’s published in sixteen anthologies and numerous publications including AMBIT, Butcher’s Dog, Poetry Wales, Stand, The Moth, The Rialto, Under the Radar, Ink Sweat and Tears, The New European, Morning Star and Long Poem Magazine. Simon was first-runner up in the Frogmore Poetry Prize 2020 and highly commended in The Winchester Poetry Prize 2021. In 2020, he was longlisted in The Rialto Nature and Place Competition. Simon’s debut pamphlet, Throatbone, was published by UnCollected Press in July 2020. Queerfella jointly-won The Rialto Open Pamphlet Competition, 2020. Simon's upcoming pamphlets are Isle of Sin (Polari Press, March 2023) and The Whole Island (Valley Press, July 2023). https://instabio.cc/simonmaddrell