John Foster is a well-known anthologist and poet and has compiled several wonderful collections - WHAM BANG ORANGUTANG being one of the best known (OUP), and he wrote the poem of the title. He travels extensively to help promote his books. Simon Foster is a teacher of Government, Politics and General Studies at an FE College in the West Midlands. A former Councillor and political campaigner, he has worked on elections in the UK, Croatia and the USA. He is currently based in Birmingham where he lives with his partner, Sarah and 3 lively cats.