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Mo­niza Alvi was born in La­hore, Pak­istan, and came to Eng­land when she was a few months old. She grew up in Hert­ford­shire and stud­ied at the uni­ver­si­ties of York and London. Pea­cock

Lug­gage, a book of po­ems by Mo­niza Alvi and Peter Daniels, was pub­lished as a re­sult of the two po­ets jointly win­ning the Po­etry Busi­ness Prize in 1991. Since then, Mo­niza Alvi has writ­ten eight po­etry col­lec­tions. Mo­niza’s lat­est col­lec­tion is At the Time of Par­ti­tion (2013) a Po­etry Book So­ci­ety Choice and short­listed for the 2013 TS Eliot Prize. Mo­niza Alvi now tu­tors for the Po­etry School and lives in Nor­folk. In 2002 she re­ceived a Chol­monde­ley Award for her po­etry. Houman Barekat is a book critic based in London. His re­views have ap­peared in the Times Lit­er­ary Sup­ple­ment, the Spec­ta­tor, Lit­er­ary Re­view, the Ir­ish Times and else­where. He is coed­i­tor (with Robert Barry and David Win­ters) of The Dig­i­tal Critic: Lit­er­ary Cul­ture On­line, pub­lished by O/R Books. Wil­liam Bed­ford’s novel Hap­pi­land was short­listed for the 1990 Guardian Fic­tion Prize. His poem ‘The Journey’ won the 2014 London Mag­a­zine In­ter­na­tional Po­etry Prize. His short sto­ries have ap­peared in Cōn­f­ingō, The Dal­housie Re­view, The Daily Tele­graph, En­counter, London Mag­a­zine, London Re­view of Books, The Mala­hat Re­view, David Al­mond’s Pa­nurge and Was­cana Re­view.

Sharon Black is orig­i­nally from Glas­gow but now lives in the Cévennes moun­tains of France. Her po­etry has been pub­lished widely and she won the Po­ets and Play­ers com­pe­ti­tion 2017. She has writ­ten two col­lec­tions: To Know Bedrock (Pin­drop Press, 2011) and The Art of Egg (Two Ravens Press, 2015). www.sharon­

Paula Bo­hince’s po­ems have ap­peared in The TLS, The Ir­ish Times, The Po­etry Re­view, New

States­man, Granta, Po­etry London, and else­where. She has taught at The Po­etry School (London), and I’ve pub­lished three col­lec­tions in the U.S.

Mag­gie Butt’s fifth po­etry col­lec­tion, De­grees of Twi­light, was pub­lished by The London Mag­a­zine Edi­tions in July 2015. Her pre­vi­ous col­lec­tions were Lip­stick, petite, Ally Pally Prison Camp, Sancti Clan­des­tini – Un­der­cover Saints. Mag­gie is an ex-jour­nal­ist and BBC TV pro­ducer, now As­so­ciate Pro­fes­sor of Creative Writ­ing at Middlesex Univer­sity, and Royal Lit­er­ary Fund Fel­low in Kent. http://www.mag­

Hugh Dunker­ley grew up in Ed­in­burgh and Bath and now lives in Brighton with his wife and young son. His first full length po­etry col­lec­tion, Hare (Cin­na­mon Press), came out in 2010. A new col­lec­tion en­ti­tled Kin will be pub­lished in 2018. He also writes on lit­er­a­ture and en­vi­ron­ment and his award win­ning lec­ture, ‘Some Thoughts on Po­etry and Frack­ing’, was de­liv­ered at the 2016 Hay In­ter­na­tional Fes­ti­val. He cur­rently runs the MA in Creative Writ­ing at The Univer­sity of Chich­ester.

Suzi Feay is a London-based lit­er­ary jour­nal­ist with a par­tic­u­lar in­ter­est in fic­tion and po­etry, writ­ing reg­u­larly for The In­de­pen­dent, The Guardian and The Fi­nan­cial Times, among oth­ers. A reg­u­lar reviewer and broad­caster, she has had sto­ries and po­ems pub­lished in The London Mag­a­zine, Magma and Po­etry Re­view and has read her work at the South Bank and the Work­ing Men’s Col­lege in Cam­den. She teaches jour­nal­ism to creative writ­ing stu­dents at Brunel Univer­sity.

Paul Git­tins was ed­u­cated at Ex­eter Col­lege, Ox­ford where he read English Lit­er­a­ture. His first book, a po­etry an­thol­ogy Por­traits in Verse was pub­lished in 1997 by The Per­petua Press, Ox­ford. In 2014, Scratch­ing Around, a se­lec­tion of po­ems, was pub­lished by Edi­tions Il­lador in English and bilin­gual English-French edi­tions. Also in 2014, On Track, his bi­og­ra­phy of his grand­fa­ther, rail­way pi­o­neer in Siam and Canada, was pub­lished by River Books. Ar­ti­cles on po­etry have been pub­lished in Ox­ford To­day mag­a­zine. He now lives in Ma­jorca, where he con­tin­ues to write and give po­etry recitals.

An­drew Lam­birth is a writer about art who also makes col­lages and writes po­etry. Be­sides con­tribut­ing to a range of pub­li­ca­tions in­clud­ing The Sun­day Tele­graph, The Guardian, The

Art News­pa­per and RA Mag­a­zine, he was art critic of The Spec­ta­tor from 2002 un­til 2014,

and has col­lected his re­views in a pa­per­back en­ti­tled A is a Critic. Among his re­cent books are mono­graphs on the artists David In­shaw, Eileen Gray, Wil­liam Gear and Brian Rice. He is cur­rently re­search­ing a big book on John Nash, and he lives in Wilt­shire surrounded by pictures.

An­dré van Loon is a writer and lit­er­ary critic. His fic­tion has ap­peared in Litro, The London Mag­a­zine, The View From Here, Crème de la Crème: The Best of CSYS Creative Writ­ing 1991-2001 (Canon­gate: 2001) and Un­thol­ogy 8 (Un­thank Books: 2016). He writes about new fic­tion and Rus­sian lit­er­a­ture, his­tory and mu­sic for pub­li­ca­tions in­clud­ing The Spec­ta­tor, Cam­bridge Quar­terly, The Tablet, The Ber­lin Re­view of Books and Re­view 31. He lives in London.

Thirty-three of Jef­frey Mey­ers’s books have been trans­lated into four­teen lan­guages and seven al­pha­bets, and pub­lished on six con­ti­nents. He’s re­cently pub­lished Re­mem­ber­ing Iris Mur­doch in 2013, Thomas Mann’s Artist-He­roes in 2014, Robert Low­ell in Love and The Mys­tery of the Real: Cor­re­spon­dence with Alex Colville in 2016. Res­ur­rec­tions: Au­thors, He­roes—and a Spy will be pub­lished in 2018.

Stan­ley Moss’s Al­most Com­plete Po­ems was pub­lished by Car­canet in 2017. A new book, Aban­doned Po­ems, will be pub­lished in the Au­tumn, 2018, dis­trib­uted in the U.K. by Turn­around Ltd. and world­wide by Penguin Ran­dom House.

Hi­lary O’Sul­li­van lives in West Sus­sex and re-dis­cov­ered creative writ­ing five years ago, study­ing with James Simp­son and Uni­corn Writ­ers. She is cur­rently work­ing on her first po­etry col­lec­tion, a col­lec­tion of short sto­ries and the be­gin­ings of a novel. When she’s not writ­ing she makes her liv­ing as a re­search con­sul­tant and by run­ning a B&B. Si­mon Per­chik is a former con­trib­u­tor to The London Mag­a­zine. His po­etry has also ap­peared in Par­ti­san Re­view, The Na­tion, The New Yorker and else­where.

Emily Priest is a free­lance writer, poet and per­former on the sunny South Coast of Eng­land. She de­scribes her­self as some­one who ‘has her fin­gers in all of the pies’ with ex­pe­ri­ences in jour­nal­ism, ra­dio, graphic de­sign and so­cial me­dia mar­ket­ing. Emily has worked with na­tional and lo­cal names from ITV, The Bri­tish Red Cross and the NHS to Strong Is­land, Tri­corn Books and Unity 101. Cur­rently, she works for Star and Cres­cent, an in­de­pen­dent hy­per­local in Portsmouth, and seeks to de­velop her Japan-in­spired travel writ­ing in the fu­ture.

Peter Robin­son is Pro­fes­sor of English and Amer­i­can Lit­er­a­ture at the Univer­sity of Read­ing, and po­etry ed­i­tor for Two Rivers Press. Au­thor of apho­risms, prose po­ems, short sto­ries, and four vol­umes of lit­er­ary crit­i­cism, he has been awarded the Chel­tenham Prize, the John Flo­rio Prize, and two Po­etry Book So­ci­ety Rec­om­men­da­tions for his po­etry and trans­la­tions from the Ital­ian. His most re­cent pub­li­ca­tions in­clude a novel, Septem­ber in the Rain (2016), his Col­lected Po­ems 1976-2016 (2017), and a new crit­i­cal mono­graph, The Sound Sense of Po­etry (2018).

Peter Slater is an English teacher, liv­ing in London. He has pub­lished nu­mer­ous short sto­ries and po­ems in lit­er­ary jour­nals in the U.K., U.S and Aus­tralia. He was a re­cent prizewin­ner in The London Mag­a­zine es­say com­pe­ti­tion. Cur­rently, he is work­ing on a mem­oir based on his time spent in the Queens­land rain­for­est.

Will Stone is a poet, es­say­ist and lit­er­ary translator. His first po­etry col­lec­tion Gla­cia­tion (Salt, 2007), won the in­ter­na­tional Glen Dim­plex Award for po­etry in 2008. A sec­ond col­lec­tion Draw­ing in Ash ap­peared in May 2011 (Salt Pub­lish­ing). Shears­man Books pub­lished a third col­lec­tion The Sleep­walk­ers in April 2016. Will’s po­etry trans­la­tions in­clude To the Si­lenced - Se­lected Po­ems of Ge­org Trakl (Arc, 2005) Emile Ver­haeren Po­ems (Arc, 2013) and Ge­orges Ro­den­bach Po­ems (Arc, 2017). Pushkin Press pub­lished his trans­la­tion of Mon­taigne by Stefan Zweig in 2015 and Mes­sages from a Lost World – Europe on the Brink by Stefan Zweig in Jan­uary 2016. Pushkin will pub­lish En­coun­ters and Des­tinies – A Farewell to Europe by Stefan Zweig in 2018 and Rome, Florence, Venice by Ge­org Sim­mel will also ap­pear in 2018. Hes­pe­rus Press will pub­lish Friedrich Hölder­lin: Life Po­etry and Mad­ness by Wil­helm Waib­linger in 2018. Sur­ren­der to Night - Col­lected Po­ems of Ge­org Trakl will be pub­lished by Pushkin in 2019, along with new edi­tions of Jour­neys by Stefan Zweig (2010), Rilke in Paris by Mau­rice Betz (2011) and On the End of the World by Joseph Roth (2013).

Will con­trib­utes es­says/re­views on lit­er­a­ture and art to a range of pub­li­ca­tions in­clud­ing The London Mag­a­zine, The Times Lit­er­ary Sup­ple­ment, Apollo Mag­a­zine, the RA Mag­a­zine, The White Re­view, Mod­ern Po­etry in Trans­la­tion, Po­etry Re­view, and Agenda.

Ni­cholas Sum­mer­field has pre­vi­ously writ­ten on the con­tem­po­rary novel for The London Mag­a­zine and on Anthony Burgess for Dream Catcher. He has also con­trib­uted film re­views to Shock Hor­ror mag­a­zine.

Róisín Tier­ney is an Ir­ish poet who taught for sev­eral years in Spain (Val­ladolid and Granada). Her pam­phlet, Dream End­ings (Rack Press) won the 2012 Michael Marks Pam­phlet Award. A more re­cent pam­phlet Five Po­ems is pub­lished by Clu­tag Press. She fea­tured as one of Ire­land’s ‘Ris­ing Po­ets’ in Po­etry Ire­land Re­view #118 in the spring of this year. Her de­but col­lec­tion, The Span­ish-Ital­ian Bor­der is pub­lished by Arc.

Ella Wind­sor has con­trib­uted to var­i­ous pub­li­ca­tions in­clud­ing Mon­o­cle Mag­a­zine, Vogue, The Ecol­o­gist and The Daily Tele­graph. She writes about cul­ture, the arts and arts ed­u­ca­tion, par­tic­u­larly in South Amer­ica where she lived for sev­eral years. She is Direc­tor of Arts and Travel for Brand­ing Latin Amer­ica Group, a London-based plat­form for the re­gion. She is also Board Direc­tor of Tou­can Ven­tures, sup­port­ing the growth of creative en­trepreneurs, and the Play­ing for Change Foun­da­tion, a global mu­sic ed­u­ca­tion non­profit or­gan­i­sa­tion. She grad­u­ated from Brown and Ox­ford uni­ver­si­ties with de­grees in Com­par­a­tive Lit­er­a­ture and So­cial An­thro­pol­ogy.

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