Edinburgh-based Colin McGuire has published one chapbook, Everybody Lie Down and No-one Gets Hurt, and one full collection, As I Sit Quietly, I Begin to Smell Burning with Red Squirrel Press, in 2012 and 2013 respectively. He has also been published by Freight and Polygon in various anthologies, not least Umbrellas of Edinburgh and Neu! Reekie! He is a seasoned performer and creative writing teacher who has worked collaboratively with the Scottish Poetry Library. His second full-collection is currently nearing completion.