Colin Hassard is a poet from Banbridge, Co. Down. He has twice been Ulster Poetry Slam Champion, was Runner Up in the Seamus Heaney Award for New Writing 2018, shortlisted for the Aurivo North West Words Poetry Competition 2019 and was joint winner of the 2020 Cursed Murphy Spoken Word Award.

As well as performing on Sky One, Colin is a regular poet on BBC Radio Ulster, and is Writer-in-Residence for the Duncairn Arts Centre, Belfast. He is a two-time recipient of Arts Council NI funding and his debut collection Age of the Microwave Dinner is released in 2021 through Doire Press.