Jade Moore is a writer, freelancer, poet, information assistant at Nottingham Trent University, and editor of The Beestonian magazine. She has been production assistant for all the podcasts in this series on the Nottingham UNESCO City of Literature website. Her own poems have appeared in oneiroi zine, Small Acts of Kindness anthology by Nottingham Peacebuilders, and the mental health anthology Please Hear What I’m Not Saying.

Fernando Pessoa (1888 – 1935) was a Portuguese poet, writer, literary critic, translator, publisher and philosopher. He has been described as one of the most significant literary figures of the 20th century and one of the greatest poets in the Portuguese language.