A.F. Harrold is a performance poet based in Reading. He was Glastonbury Festival website's Poet in Residence in 2008, and Poet in Residence at Cheltenham Literature Festival in 2010. He is active in schools work, running workshops and slams and doing performances at ungodly hours of the morning, and has published several collections of poetry. He is the owner of many books, a handful of hats, a few good ideas and one beard.