Adam Lowe is a poet, publisher, magazine editor and drag performer based in Manchester. He is of St Kitts, Irish and British heritage and grew up in Leeds, England, in the Chapeltown and Armley district. Lowe writes about queerness, disability, and mixed heritage/black British experiences. He performs as drag persona Beyonce Holes, and is the founding publisher at Dog Horn Publishing, which publishes poetry by LGBTQ+ writers, and editor in chief of Vada Magazine, a magazine for LGBTQ+ readers. He is the UK’s LGBT History Month Poet Laureate, and was the Olympic poet for Yorkshire in 2012. He currently teaches at the University of Leeds on the MA in Writing for Performance & Publication, and is a tutor for The Poetry School.