Rachel Kelly was educated at St Paul’s Girls’ School and then at Oxford University, where she read Modern History. She is also the author of Black Rainbow: How Words Healed Me - My Journey Through Depression, for which she created the Black Rainbow app and which won the Spear’s Best First Book Award, and Walking on Sunshine: 52 Small Steps to Happiness. Rachel also runs poetry workshops for mental-health charities and in prisons. She is married with five children and has always loved poetry. www.rachel-kelly.net
Allie Esiri read Modern and Medieval Languages at Cambridge University. She is also the editor of A Poem for Every Night of The Year and The Love Book, and she created The Love Book poetry app, which features acclaimed actors reading poems.