Contributors to Poetry Salzburg Review A

ALLY ACKER is an American poet and filmmaker. Her third collection of poems, Some Help from the Dead, was published by Red Hen Press in 2010. Acker has directed eleven full-length documentaries, including the series "Filmmakers on Film." Her recent film, The Flowering of the Crone: Leonora Carrington, Another Reality was about the recently deceased Surrealist painter and writer. The film was an official selection of the Long Island Biennial for 2012. Acker is also the author of the two-volume edition Reel Women: The First Hundred Years (Reel Women Media Publishing/CreateSpace, 2011). [PSR 18] [PSR 23]

TIMOTHY ADÈS is a British translator-poet who tends to work with rhyme and metre. He has published two volumes of Jean Cassou (33 Sonnets of the Resistance, Arc 2002; The Madness of Amadis, Agenda 2008) and one of Victor Hugo (How to Be a Grandfather, Hearing Eye 2002). He has won awards for these poets, and for Alfonso Reyes and Robert Desnos. [PSR 22] [PSR 31]

AHMAD-REZA AHMADI, whom the Iranian Artists Center calls the founder of New Wave Poetry in Iran, was born in 1940 in Kerman in south central Iran. His first book of poetry, Tarh ("Sketch"), was published in 1962. He has published seven collections of poetry, twelve children's books, and six other works of prose. [PSR 10]

ILSE AICHINGER (born 1921 in Vienna) is an Austrian writer, who is noted for her accounts of her persecution by the Nazis because of her Jewish ancestry. She spent her childhood in Linz and Vienna. Aichinger began to study medicine in 1945, working as a writer on the side. In her first novel, Das vierte Tor (The Fourth Gate), she writes of her own experience under Nazism. It marked the first time a woman's experience in concentration camps was discussed in Austrian literature. After studying for five semesters, Aichinger interrupted her studies in Medicine again in 1948 in order to finish her second novel, Die größere Hoffnung (The Greater Hope). In 1953, she married the German writer Günter Eich. In 1963, Aichinger moved to Großgmain near Salzburg. After 1985 Aichinger increasingly retreated from public life. In 1995 she received the Großer Österreichischer Staatspreis für Literatur and in 2001 the Joseph-Breitbach-Preis, along with W. G. Sebald and Markus Werner. Available in English translation: Selected Poetry and Prose (Logbridge-Rhodes, 1983). [PSR 3] [PSR 12]

MARK AIELLO lives in New York City. His work has appeared in Nimrod, Poetry, The Southampton Review, Tribeca Poetry Review, and Weber. [PSR 30]

JAMES AITCHISON was born in Stirlingshire in 1938 and educated at Glasgow and Strathclyde Universities. He has published five collections, among them Foraging: New and Selected Poems (Worple, 2009). He received a Gregory Award for the poems that formed the basis of his first collection, Sounds Before Sleep (Chatto & Windus, 1971). Formerly a senior lecturer in the Department of Print Media, Publishing and Communication at Napier University, his academic publications include The Golden Harvester: The Vision of Edwin Muir (Aberdeen UP, 1988), The Cassell Dictionary of English Grammar (1996), and New Guide to Poetry and Poetics (Rodopi, 2013). [PSR 29]

ADAM AITKEN was born in London in 1960 and spent his early years in Malaysia and Thailand, before migrating to Australia. He has published four full-length collections and three chap-books of poetry. He holds a PhD in Creative Writing from the University of Technology, Sydney. [PSR 22]

RIZWAN AKHTAR was born 1969 in Lahore, Pakistan. He is a Lecturer in English and Related Literatures at the University of Punjab, Lahore. [PSR 8] [PSR 13]

WILLIAM ALDERSON has been published in magazines including Acumen, Dream Catcher, Envoi, Orbis, Ore, Pennine Platform, and Staple. [PSR 29]

HARRISON ALECHENU AKOH, was born in Kaduna state, Northern Nigeria, in 1973. Currently he studies Journalism at the London School of Journalism. This is his first published poem. [PSR 13]

ASTRID ALBEN grew up in Kent and the Netherlands. She read English Literature and Philosophy at Edinburgh University. Since 2006 her poems and reviews have been published in magazines such as The Wolf, Poetry Review, Drunken Boat, TLS, Stand, and Shearsman. She has translated the poems of several Dutch contemporary poets, including the complete oeuvre of F. van Dixhoorn. Ai! Ai! Pianissimo (Arc, 2011) is her first collection. She lives in Amsterdam and London. [PSR 21]

GEORGE ALBON's books include Empire Life (Littoral Books, 1998), Thousands Count Out Loud (lyric& press, 2000), Brief Capital of Disturbances (Omnidawn, 2003), Step (Post-Apollo Press, 2006), and Momentary Songs (Krupskaya, 2008). He lives in San Francisco. [PSR 14]

BRIAN W. ALDISS, who was awarded an OBE for Services to Literature in 2005, is the author of over 60 books and is especially well known for his science fiction novels and short stories. Born in Dereham, Norfolk, in 1925, Aldiss's long career has included the acclaimed novels Non-Stop (1958), Hothouse (1962) and the Helliconia series, all regarded as modern classics. Aldiss's work has been adapted for the cinema three times, including the 2001 Kubrick/Spielberg production AI: Artificial Intelligence. In 2000 he was elected Grand Master by the Science Fiction Writers of America. His poetry has been an integral part of his creative activity throughout his writing life. [PSR 20] [PSR 23] [PSR 26]

JEFFREY ALFIER won the 2014 Kithara Book Prize for his poetry collection Idyll for a Vanishing River (Glass Lyre Press, 2013). He is also the author of The Storm Petrel: Poems of Ireland (Grayson Books, 2014) and The Wolf Yearling (Silver Birch Press, 2013). His work has appeared in Louisiana Review, Poetry Ireland Review, and Southern Poetry Review. [PSR 29] [PSR 31]

TOBY ALFIER’s most current chapbooks are Romance and Rust (Blue Horse Press, 2015) and The Coincidence of Castles (Glass Lyre Press, 2014). Her collaborative full-length collection The Color of Forgiveness was published by Mojave River Press in 2014. She is the co-editor of San Pedro River Review. [PSR 29] [PSR 31]

KAZIM ALI is a poet, painter, and performance artist based outside of New York City. His poems have been published in many leading American journals, and on-line at the Poetry Daily website (www.poetrydaily.org). His artwork and dance/performance pieces have been exhibited and performed around New York State and the country. Before becoming a writer-in-residence at the Just Buffalo Literary Center in Buffalo, NY, he was a political organizer and served a term as the National President of the United States Student Association (www.usstudents.org) and was on the National Preparatory Committee of the World Youth Festival held in Havana, Cuba in summer of 1997. The longer poem that appears in this issue is part of a score for a multi-media performance piece. [PSR 2]

ALI ALIZADEH is a Melbourne-based writer of poetry, fiction, non-fiction and theatre. Among his books are Ashes in the Air (University of Queensland Press, 2011), Iran: My Grandfather (2010), The New Angel (2008; both Transit Lounge), and Eyes in Times of War (Salt, 2006). [PSR 20]

GARY ALLEN was born in Ballymena, Northern Ireland. He has travelled and worked throughout Europe, settling for some years in Holland. He has published fifteen collections, most recently Jackson’s Corner (Greenwich Exchange, 2016) and Mapland (Clemson UP, 2017). Poems published in Agenda, Australian Book Review, Dark Horse, Edinburgh Review, London Magazine, Malahat Review, Meanjin, Poetry Ireland Review, Poetry NZ, Poetry Review, Poetry Salzburg Review, Prairie Schooner, and Stand. [PSR 8] [PSR 19] [PSR 31]

JOSEPH ALLEN has had poems in various magazines, including Agenda, Poetry London, Orbis, The Reader, Poetry Ireland Review, THE SHOp, Cyphers, and Other Poetry. He has published four collections of poetry, most recently Family Plot (Lagan Press, 2008). [PSR 18]

NICK ALLEN has been published in the ADP Riot Tour, Algebra of Owls, Ink, Sweat & Tears, and Pennine Platform. He is a part of Helen Mort’s LeadstoLeeds project. [PSR 31]

TIM ALLEN lives in Plymouth. He edited the magazine Terrible Work. His poems appeared widely in journals in the 1990s but since then he has been working on longer poems and sequences, of which The Failure of Myth is one. His publications include Texts for a Holy Saturday (Phlebas, 1996), The Cruising Duct (Maquette, 1998), Sea ExChange (itinerant, 2007), and Settings (Shearsman 2008). He also co-edited with Andrew Duncan Don't Start Me Talking (Salt 2006), a volume of interviews with poets. [PSR 18]

GRAHAM ALLISON's poetry has been published in various magazines including Chiron Review, The Frogmore Papers, The Interpreter's House, Obsessed with Pipework, and Poetry Review. He has a degree in English Literature and History from Aberystwyth University and an MA in Creative Writing from Bath Spa University. [PSR 26] [PSR 28] [PSR 30]

MAUREEN ALSOP is the author of four collections: Mantic (Augury Books, 2013), Apparition Wren (Main Street Rag, 2007), Mirror inside Coffin, and Later, Knives & Trees (both forthcoming). Her poems have appeared in numerous magazines including Barrow Street, Kenyon Review, New Delta Review, Tampa Review, and Typo. She is an associate editor for Poemeleon. [PSR 9] [PSR 17] [PSR 18] [PSR 21] [PSR 26]

PAUL AMLEHN is a writer, vocalist, photographer, and filmmaker, based in Auckland, New Zealand. [PSR 13]

C. B. ANDERSON was the long-time gardener for the PBS television series The Victory Garden. His collection Mortal Soup and the Blue Yonder was published in 2013 by White Violet Press. [PSR 29]

DARRAN ANDERSON is a 24-year-old writer from Derry in the North of Ireland. He has had work published in Deaddrunkdublin, Hard Luck Magazine (USA) and Culture Northern Ireland. He is currently working on a novel entitled "First We Take Jerusalem" and is putting the finishing touches to a collection of poems and short stories entitled "The Kamikaze Handbook". [PSR 9]

MARTIN ANDERSON lived for many years in the Far East before returning to the UK in 2001. He is a Visiting Lecturer with the Department of English and Comparative Literature at the University of the Philippines, Diliman. His most recent book is Snow: Selected Poems 1981-2011 (Shearsman, 2012). [PSR 4] [PSR 6] [PSR 17] [PSR 22]

DAVID ANDREW was born in Manchester in 1939. After retiring from the Civil Service in 1996, he took a degree in Philosophy in 2001. Magazines that have published him include The Long Poem Magazine, Magma, PN Review, The Rialto, The SHOp, and Tears in the Fence. His collection, Through the Looking Glass, was published by Brimstone Press in 2010 [PSR 13] [PSR 24] [PSR 27]

ARLENE ANG lives in a small town outside Venice, Italy. Her poetry has appeared in FRiGG, Orbis, The Pedestal, Poetry Ireland, Rattle, Smiths Knoll and Tattoo Highway. She is the author of The Desecration of Doves (iUniverse, 2005). [PSR 10]

JEFFREY ANGLES, born in 1971 in Ohio, is an Associate Professor of Japanese Literature and Translation at Western Michigan University. His many translations include Soul Dance: Selected Poems of Takako Arai (MiTe Press, 2008), Killing Kanoko: Selected Poems of Hiromi Ito (Action Books, 2009), and Forest of Eyes: Selected Poems of Tada Chimako (U of California P, 2010). He is also a poet, who writes primarily in Japanese. [PSR 23]

GUILLAUME APOLLINAIRE (1880-1918). Born in Rome of an Italian father and a Polish mother. He grew up and received his education in France. He was among the first to properly appreciate artists such as Picasso, Braque, Matisse and Derain who, in the early years of the twentieth century, were innovating in modern painting. His essay Picasso, peintre appeared as early as 1905. In 1914, at the outbreak of war, he enlisted, serving first in the artillery and later in the infantry. In May 1916 he received a head injury during combat for which he had to be trepanned. When he returned to Paris in 1917 he arranged the first performance of his "surrealist drama" - Les Mamelles de Tirésias. In November 1918, he died of Spanish influenza. Apollinaire was the author of a variety of different texts: prose fiction, drama, librettos etc., yet it could be argued that he published only two significant works during his lifetime: Alcools: Poèmes 1898-1913 (1913) and Calligrammes: Poèmes de la paix et de la guerre 1913-1916 (1918). [PSR 4]

B. W. ARCHER, born 1975 in Cambridge, UK. Currently living and writing in the rural east of England, his poetry has appeared in Iota, Candelabrum Poetry Magazine, and Blue Collar Review. [PSR 18]

ARCHILOCHOS the Parian (ca. 680 - ca. 645 BCE) was one of the earliest Greek poets, and the first we know of to speak in his own voice. His known writings consist of elegies, hymns, and songs in iambic, trochaic, and mixed metres. Later Greek critics, who ranked him below Homer only, thought he invented iambic, which he used for satire and invective. His poems stayed popular through all antiquity, but only fragments survive. [PSR 9]

LOUIS ARMAND is an artist and writer living in Prague. His reviews, critical essays, poetry, fiction and translations have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies. He is editor of the literary broadsheet Semtext (plastic), a member of the editorial board of Rhizomes: Studies in Cultural Knowledge, and poetry editor of The Prague Revue. His publications include: Strange Attractors (2003), The Garden (both Salt, 2001), Land Partition (Melbourne: Textbase, 2001), Inexorable Weather (Arc, 2001), Base Materialism (New York: x-poezie, 2001), Synopticon with John Kinsella (Florida: Mudlark, 2000), Anatomy Lessons (New York: x-poezie, 1999), Erosions (Sydney: Vagabond, 1999) and Seances (Prague: Twisted Spoon, 1998). [PSR 6]

RAE ARMANTROUT is the author of twelve books of poetry, including Itself (2015), Money Shot (2011), Versed (2009), Next Life (2007), Up to Speed (2004), and Veil: New and Selected Poems (2001; all Wesleyan UP). Her Collected Prose was published in 2007 by Singing Horse Press. She is a professor of Writing and Literature at the University of California at San Diego. For her collection Versed she received the 2009 National Book Critics Circle Award and the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry 2010.. [PSR 17] [PSR 21] [PSR 28]

KEITH ARMSTRONG. Born in Heaton, Newcastle upon Tyne, where he has worked as a community development worker, poet, librarian and publisher. He now lives in the seaside town of Whitley Bay and is coordinator of the Northern Voices creative writing and community publishing project which specialises in recording the experiences of people in the North East of England. [PSR 10]

MICHAEL ARMSTRONG (1923-2000) was an outstanding poet and painter. He was born in Newcastle upon Tyne in December 1923. He attended Sedbergh School 1938-41 and served in the army from 1942-47: fought in the Mountains of Italy 1944-45; then in Palestine and Egypt from 1945-47 as an instructor in the Army Education Corps. Later worked as a librarian in Newcastle and then in London. He moved to Jersey in the Channel Islands in 1957, where he and his Indian wife ran a small hotel and opened Jersey's first Indian Restaurant in 1959. Mai Zetterling, David Hughes, Lawrence and Gerald Durrell ate there. In the 'sixties he was on the mammal staff at Gerald Durrell's Jersey Zoo. He also had exhibitions of his paintings at the Jersey Arts Centre and at the Jersey Museum, where he was for a time Chairman of the Barreau Arts Committee. In the early 'seventies his Andium Press published books by young poets and painters, including Leslie Norris, Jim Burns, Jeremy Reed (his first book) and Martin Booth. Some of his war poems were published in More Poems of the Second World War (Dent's Everyman Series) and his poem "The Meadow" was included in a Penguin anthology of War Poems. His long poem Memories from Underwater was published by Cloud in 1996. It was highly praised by Peter Russell, Kathleen Raine, Jim Burns and Jeremy Reed and favourably reviewed by William Cookson in Agenda. In December 1997 the University of Salzburg published his Collected Poems 1961-1996. Three groups of Michael's poems were set to music by the composer William Alwyn and broadcast on BBC Radio 3. Another series was set to music by Madeleine Dring in 1982. An interview with Michael was published in W. Görtschacher's Contemporary Views on the Little Magazine Scene (Poetry Salzburg, 2000). [PSR 1] [PSR 4]

TAMMY ARMSTRONG is a Canadian poet. Her first poetry collection, Bogman's Music (2001), was nominated for the Governor General's Award, her second collection Unravel was published in 2004 (both Anvil). [PSR 9]

JOHN ARNOLD was born in London in 1951. He is a retired town planner who lives in East Sussex. His poems have been widely published in Acumen, Ambit, Envoi, Frogmore Papers, Magma, The North, Obsessed with Pipework, Orbis, Other Poetry, Pennine Platform, Poetry Nottingham, The Rialto, Smiths Knoll, Stand, Staple, and Weyfarers. His previous booklet collections of poetry are: The Amber Cup (Outposts, 1975), Ninepin (The Evelyn Press, 1989), and Zarathustra Flies East (The Evelyn Press, 1995). [PSR 26] [PSR 30]

HANS ARP (1887-1966). French sculptor, painter and poet. He was a founder of the Dadaist school of artists in Zurich in 1916. The Dada movement, a precursor to surrealism, was the result of the founders’ disenchantment with the state of society. They were particularly enraged at the persisting war and chose to ridicule art, a reflection of their civilization. The Dadaists used techniques that went against all established art theory. Although collages were most frequent, Dada art also extended into poetry and photomontages. Once the movement ended in 1923, Arp worked with the surrealists. [PSR 4]

MARCIA ARRIETA has been published widely in the small press throughout the years. Recent contributions include tinfish, So to Speak, gestalten, xtant, Heaven Bone, 88, Score, Abraxas, American Writing. Her chapbook experimental: was published last year by potes + poets press (CT). She has edited & published the poetry journal Indefinite Space for eleven years. [PSR 3]

HELEN ASHLEY lives in Totnes, Devon, where she facilitates “Poetry for Pleasure”, a poetry appreciation group, at the local library. Her Acumen pamphlet, Ways of Saying, was published in 2010. She has also had poems published in magazines including Acumen, The Dawntreader, 14 Magazine, Orbis, and South. [PSR 29]

SEAN ASHTON studied at the Royal College of Art, did a PhD at Goldsmiths, and works as a lecturer in the Fine Art department at Leeds Beckett University. He regularly writes for Art Review. [PSR 28]

JOHN BRIAN ASPINALL was born in 1939 and grew up in Rochdale. After reading History at Oxford he taught English in comprehensive schools around England, and now lives in Gascony. His poetry has been published in various magazines and he has had three novels published. [PSR 26]

JEAN ATKIN lives in the Marches in Shropshire. Her collection Not Lost since Last Time was published by Oversteps Books in 2013. She has also published five poetry pamphlets and a children’s novel. She works on education and community projects, and has been poet-in-residence in schools, botanic gardens, festivals, and even on a beach. [PSR 30]

DAVID ATTWOOLL was a 2013 winner of the Poetry Business Pamphlet Prize with Surfacing (published by Smith/Doorstop). Ground Work, a collaboration with the artist Andrew Walton, was published in 2014 by Black Poplar. His poems have been published in magazines such as The Interpreter's House, Magma, The North, The Reader, The Rialto, and Smiths Knoll. His collection The Sound Ladder has just been published by Two Rivers Press. He lives in Oxford. [PSR 27] [PSR 29]

JANETTE AYACHI has a Creative Writing Masters from Edinburgh University (2006) and has been published in The Leither, The Edinburgh Review, Velvet, Lyric, and Mslexia. Her first pamphlet A Choir of Ghosts was published in January 2010 by Vision Street. [PSR 18]

PEGGY AYLSWORTH is a semi-retired psychotherapist, living in Santa Monica, CA. Her poetry has appeared in Beloit Poetry Journal, The MacGuffin, Ars Interpres, Chiron Review, and The Alembic. [PSR 21]

SOFIUL AZAM was born in Bangladesh in 1981. He studied English Literature at Rajshahi University. His collection Impasse was published by Pathak Shamabesh, Dhaka in 2003. His poems have appeared in journals like Poetry Magazine, The Journal, Orbis, Westerly, Postcolonial Text, Red River Review, Debris Magazine, and Apollo's Lyre. He lives in Dhaka and teaches English at Southeast University and Victoria University of Bangladesh. [PSR 14] [PSR 16] [PSR 20]