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Colin McGuire is a poet and performer from Glasgow, who lives in Edinburgh, who has written and performed relentlessly, building a reputation as a dynamic, engaging performer and poet.He is the author of three collections. ‘Everybody lie down and no one gets hurt,’ (Red Squirrel Press, 2013), and his first full collection, ‘As I sit quietly, I begin to smell burning,’ (Red Squirrel Press, 2014) and ‘Enhanced fool disclosure’ (Speculative Books, 2018). He has performed in countless poetry cabarets and slam performances across Scotland and the U.K., winning the Shore Poets Quiet Slam in 2014, and the Luminate Slam 2015 and he got to the semi-final in the BBC Fringe Slam in 2013. He won the Out:spoken award for the ‘film poetry’ category and best poetry overall in London in 2018.