WRITERS


Rowland Bagnall is a writer from Oxford, who has recently completed a Masters degree in American Literature. His work has previously appeared in a number of journals including Poetry London, The Moth, The Quietus, Oxford Poetry and the PN Review.

Annabel Banks is nearing completion of her practice-based poetry PhD at Falmouth University, where she also teaches on the English and Creative Writing awards. You can find more of her publications at annabelbanks.com.

Charles Bane, Jr. is the American author of The Chapbook (Curbside Splendor, 2011), Love Poems (Aldrich Press, 2011), and Three Seasons: Writing Donald Hall (Collection of Houghton Library, Harvard University). He created and contributes to 'The Meaning Of Poetry' series for The Gutenberg Project, and is a current nominee as Poet Laureate of Florida.
http://charlesbanejr.com.

Fern Angel Beattie is a born and bred Londoner who released her first poetry chapbook The Trouble With Love (From Trouble With Love) earlier this year through Lapwing publications. She works in accounts to pay the bills and to fund her eventual move to the States. You can digest her writing one little square at a time on her poetry Instagram @glitteringlittleboy.

Tom Betteridge is a writer and researcher living in London. His poems and essays have appeared in Textual Practice, Blackbox Manifold, DATABLEED, Epizootics, Gnommero, Hix Eros, Intercapillary Space, The Literateur, Scree, Spam, and ZARF. His first poetry collection, Pedicure, is available from sine wave peak press.

Prue Chamberlain is a researcher whose practice-based and critical work draws on feminism, affect theory and experimental poetics.  Co-founder of praxis and associate of POLYply, the contemporary poetics series, her work has appeared in Poems In Which and 3:AM magazine. Poetry editor at HYSTERIA journal.
www.girlasavendingmachine.wordpress.com.

Holly Corfield Carr is based somewhere between Cambridge and Bristol. She received an Eric Gregory Award from the Society of Authors in 2012 and in 2014 was Highly Commended by Faber New Poets. Her pamphlet MINE was published by Spike Island in 2014, documenting a series of site-specific performances in an 18th-century crystal grotto commissioned by Bristol Biennial.
www.hollycorfieldcarr.co.uk.

Sarah Day lives in London, where she works as a Science Communicator. Her first novel, The Space Between Us, charts the life of Georg Steller, naturalist on board Vitus Bering’s ill-fated expedition to America. Her agent is Juliet Mushens at the Agency Group. More info at sarahireneday.wordpress.com, or say hello on twitter @geowriter.

Glenn R. Frantz is native to southeastern Pennsylvania.  His poetry has appeared in publications such as Blackbox Manifold, Arsenic Lobster, Stride, Shadowtrain, and Cricket.  His e-books include The Pocket Reference Library (Red Ceilings Press, 2013) and We Are You (Beard of Bees, 2009).  For occasional micropoetry tweets, follow him on Twitter: @GlennRFrantz.

Mathias Fuelling is a doctoral student in history at Temple University in Philadelphia. When he isn't researching his dissertation he writes poems, and suspects that the poetry matters more than the research.

Calum Gardner is a poet from Glasgow, and currently works as a Teaching Fellow at the University of Leeds. Their poems have been published in places like datableed, Poetry Wales, and The Literateur. Calum edits Zarf, a quarterly poetry magazine and pamphleteering concern.
zarfpoetry.tumblr.com

Farah Ghafoor is a fifteen-year-old poet and a founding editor at Sugar Rascals. She believes that she deserves a cat and/or outrageously expensive perfumes, and can’t bring herself to spend pretty coins. Her work is published or forthcoming in Alexandria Quarterly, alien mouth, Really System, Moonsick and elsewhere. Find her online at fghafoor.tumblr.com.

Fragments of David Greenslade’s writing have been translated into languages as diverse as Czech , Uzbek, Hindi and others. He has bookspublished by Shearsman, Parthian, Avalon and Two Rivers Press. He works at Cardiff Metropolitan University. These illustrated prose poems come from a full-length manuscript called City of Opal Altars.

Calum Hazell's poems have most recently appeared in DATABLEED and Great Works. In February 2016 he exhibited visual work at St. John's College, University of Oxford, as part of a project on Charles Sanders Peirce's semiotic. He regularly reads at Writers Forum (New Series) and is a member of the Centre for Contemporary Poetry (Contempo) research group. He can be contacted via calumhazell2009[@]live.co.uk.

Anna Kirk is from Northumberland, but left home for London six years ago. She studied in Bloomsbury, both at UCL and Royal Holloway. She now works in Hoxton Square, but is sometimes dispatched west to work in a bookshop on Gloucester Road.

Sophie Mayer is a poet and activist. She is the co-editor of Catechism: Poems for Pussy Riot, Binders Full of Women, and Glitter is a Gender. Her recent work includes signs of the sistership (with Sarah Crewe, Knives, Forks and Spoons) and her third full-length collection, (O), from Arc.
www.sophiemayer.net.

Jax NTP holds an MFA in Poetry from Cal State University, Long Beach and teaches Critical Thinking and Composition at Golden West College, Huntington Beach, CA. Jax reads poetry & fiction for The Offing Magazine and edits poetry for Indicia Lit. Jax's words have appeared in Cordite Poetry Review, 3:AM Magazine, Cactus Heart Press, and numerous others.
Poetry Portfolio: http://whiskeyjellyfish.weebly.com/
Tweet @JaxNTP

French by soil, American by blood, English by gin and tea, Elodie Olson-Coons writes, ghostwrites and edits. Her words have appeared most recently in PANK, Paper Darts, and a book of fairy tales by Indigo Ink Press. She tweets @elllode.

Steve Passey is from Southern Alberta. his poetry and prose have appeared in over twenty five publications in Canada, the UK, and the USA including Tracer, Minor Literature[s], and Sunstruck Magazine. You can reach him on Twitter @CanadianCoyote1.

Phoebe Power received an Eric Gregory Award in 2012 and was highly commended in the 2013-14 Faber New Poets scheme. Her work has appeared in journals including POEM, Oxford Poetry and Magma.

Nisha Ramayya recently completed a practice-based research PhD in experimental feminist poetics, at Royal Holloway, University of London. She works across various media - mythmaking, translating authoritative texts, and performing the ritual body - testing the possibilities of a Tantric Poetics.
http://www.nisharamayya.com.

Sam Rossi-Harries writes: Tooting-born writer of fiction and poetry and eater of curry and whole packets of chocolate biscuits, my writing goes all over the place, but the themes I deal with most often are frailty, magic, humility, neurosis and the dumb stuff clever people spend most of their time doing. He edits Sleep House Press.

Declan Ryan's poems and reviews have been published in a number of journals including Poetry Review, Poetry London and The Spectator. He co-edits the Days of Roses anthologies and is poetry editor at Ambit. His pamphlet of poems is featured as part of the Faber New Poets series.

Jessica Schouela is originally from Montreal and is currently pursing her MA at UCL in Art History. She is currently based in Edinburgh and has been published in The Quietus, The Emma Press (forthcoming), Metatron, Poems in Which, Squawk Back amongst others. She runs and edits the e-zine Hot Tub Astronaut. For more of her writing visit her blog: http://cabbagemoths.blogspot.co.uk.

Robert Selby lives in Kent. His poems have appeared in the TLS, New Statesman, Ambit and the anthologies Days of Roses I and II. He was highly commended in the 2013-14 Faber New Poets scheme.
www.robertselby.co.uk.

Scherezade Siobhan is a psychologist, writer and the maker of world's finest Spanish omelettes. Her work has been published/is forthcoming in tNY.Press, Bluestem Magazine, Black & BLUE Writing, Cordite Poetry Review, The Nervous Breakdown, Electric Cereal, Fruita Pulp, Queenmobs, Potluck & others. Her first poetry collection Bone Tongue was published by Thought Catalog Books in 2015. She can be found squeeing about small furry animals, football (the proper kind) & neuroscience at viperslang or @zaharaesque.

Hugh Smith lives in Bratislava where he teaches literature and writing at a bilingual school and fakes yoga on a pine-effect floor. "More" at lettersinwordspages.wordpress.com. Read Max Blecher.

alexander speaker is studying to become a mental health nurse in bristol. he spent his formative years living in harare. all of this happened. this is a true story.
http://inventingalex.tumblr.com.

Preti Taneja is the editor of Visual Verse, an online anthology of art and words. For her day job she researches Shakespeare and contemporary literature and culture. She lives in Cambridge with her partner, the filmmaker Ben Crowe.
http://www.preti-taneja.co.uk.

Alice Tarbuck is a writer & researcher in contemporary poetry based in Edinburgh. Recently she has written for Scottish PEN, and contributed to Nasty Women, a book of feminist essays. She tweets @atarbuck and you'll find more of her work at alicetarbuck.tumblr.com.

JR Thorp has a Masters from Oxford and a PhD from the University of Manchester in Creative Writing. Her work has appeared in Wave Composition, Cambridge Literary Review, Oxonian Review and elsewhere, has won the London Short Story Award, and was performed as an audioscape in New York. She is finishing an experimental novel about composers in a totalitarian society.

Patrick Williams is a poet and academic librarian living in Central New York. His recent work appears in publications including Prelude, BORT Quarterly, Incessant Pipe, and Heavy Feather Review. His chapbook manuscript Hygiene in Reading was the winner of the 2015 Chris Toll Prize and is forthcoming from Publishing Genius. He is the editor of Really System, a journal of poetry and extensible poetics. Find him at patrickwilliamsintext.com and on Twitter @activitystory.

 

ILLUSTRATORS

 

Catherine Williams is a veterinary surgeon and artist, currently based in Aarhus University's zoophysiology department. Her artistic practice is founded on drawing from life and has led to works held in private and public collections in Europe and the USA.
www.catherinewilliams.weebly.com.