Paula Green is a poet who has taught creative writing, film, and Italian literature at University level, she also runs poetry workshops for the general public and curates popular exhibitions, often combining art and text or presenting poetry in unusual settings. She has published three previous collections, Crosswind, Cookhouse and Chrome and is the 2005 Writer in Residence at the University of Auckland. Michael Hight began painting seriously in London in the mid 1980s. He is both a realist and an abstract painter whose ""beehive"" paintings featuring beehives set in dramatic rural landscapes are much sought after. His paintings are held privately and in public collections such as the national museum Te Papa Tongarewa, The Chartwell Trust Collection and the James Wallace Trust Collection.