D. Hunter

D. Hunter lives in the North-West with his partner. He watches and reads too much football related stuff. He is currently making his way across the well trodden path of prisoner to phd, homeless addict to academic. He’s a writer and researcher currently working on how class and race discourses are constructed in the football media.

Lumpen have published two books by D. Hunter, the previously self-published Chav Solidarity and Tracksuits, Traumas and Class Traitors.

Tracksuits, Traumas and Class Traitors is about the ways in which economically and socially marginalised people practice abolition on a daily basis. It’s about the fight for dignity in the face of unrelenting contempt. It uses some of the authors own experience living in poverty throughout his first 25 years, as he goes in and out of prison, the care system and homelessness, and how he and his fellow travellers navigate trauma and each other.. It’s about the violence of white supremacist patriarchal capitalism, and the ways in which this violence hurts our bodies and minds. It’s about love, care and solidarity being the everyday revolutionary practice from below.

Chav Solidarity is part autobiography, part meditation on trauma, class and identity, part one finger salute into the face of respectability politics, but mostly an articulation of the contradictory heart of Chavvy shit heads across the U.K.

D has written for the Canary, Dope, Plan C and the Independent.

You can find him on facebook @DP Hunter and twitter @dtheclaretchav

Dorothy Spencer

Dorothy is an ecology student, youth worker, editor at Lumpen Journal, and long-time volunteer at 56a. Her work considers the horrific and the hilarious, where they frequently collide in the complexities of addiction, love, consumerism and loneliness.

Dorothy’s collection of poems See What Life is Like was published by Lumpen as the first title in the chapbook series. You can buy it <here>

Jake Hawkey

Jake Hawkey was born in Greenwich, London in 1990, studied Fine Art at the University of Westminster and MA Poetry at the Seamus Heaney Centre, Queen’s University Belfast. He was selected for Poetry Ireland Introductions in 2020 and is currently a poetry PhD candidate at Queen’s.