PETE MULLINEAUX grew up in Bristol, UK – his first published poem, ‘Harvest Festival’, written aged 13, was included in a Macmillan anthology, Poetry & Song, and recorded on ARGO Records with music by Ewan McColl and Peggy Seeger. Living in London in the 1970-80s he was part of the original Apples and Snakes poetry collective and played with the left-wing punk band The Resisters, before going solo as Pete Zero. His anti-nuclear song ‘Disposable Tissues’ won the City of London Poetry/Song contest and was made into a single record, with proceeds going to the Greenham Common women’s peace camp. Living in Galway, Ireland, since 1991, he teaches global issues in schools through drama and creative writing. His four previous collections are: Zen Traffic Lights (Lapwing 2005), A Father’s Day (Salmon 2008), Session (Salmon 2011), and How to Bake a Planet (Salmon 2016). His work has been read and discussed on RTE’s Arena and featured on the Poetry Programme podcast Words Lightly Spoken. He was selected for Poetry Ireland Review’s special 100th issue (edited by Paul Muldoon). A number of stageplays have been produced and three dramas for RTE radio. Two non-poetry books were published in 2021: Interdependence Day – Teaching the Sustainable Development Goals through Drama for All Ages (Afri/Action from Ireland) and a debut novel, Jules and Rom – Sci-fi meets Shakespeare (Matador UK).