Clive Birnie has been cutting things up to make poems from them since 1994. Silkworms Ink released Terminal Insemination Art, a text sequence of cut-up thought fragments and overheard conversations in 2012. Cutting Up the Economist, a newspaper montage sequence exploring the age of austerity, was published via Burning Eye in 2014. Time Travel Hotel, a novel written employing dada narrative techniques appeared with Burning Eye in 2015. Clive has had poetry and short fiction published by a number of literary magazines on and off line, was shortlisted in the Bridport Prize Poetry Competition in 2013, 2014 and 2015 and won the Wyvern prize at the 2013 Wells Festival of Literature. He runs poetry press Burning Eye Books.