Contributors to Poetry Salzburg Review B

ANNE BABSON is founding editor of Vernacular, an international women’s literary journal. Her work has recently appeared, among others, in Connecticut Review, The Pikeville Review, Rio Grande Review, English Journal, The Penwood Review, The Madison Review, and Atlanta Review. She is the librettist for a new opera, Upbringing, which is going to be produced by Meridian Arts Ensemble. She has four chapbooks - Counterterrorist Poems (Pudding House Press, 2002), Dictation (Partisan Press, 2001), Uppity Poems (Alpha Beat Press, 1999), and Commute Poems (forthcoming from Gravity Presses). [PSR 11]

WILLIAM BAER is the author of Conversations with Derek Walcott, Elia Kazan: Interviews, and The Unfortunates, which received the 1997 T. S. Eliot Poetry Prize. His forthcoming collection is "Borges" and Other Sonnets (New Odyssey Press, Fall 2003). His work has appeared in Poetry, The London Magazine, The Kenyon Review, Modern Poetry in Translation, The Hudson Review, and other journals. He is also the founding editor of The Formalist, the poetry editor at Crisis, and the director of the Richard Wilbur Poetry Series. [PSR 5]

ADITYA BAHL was born and brought up in the mountain state of Himachal Pradesh (India). He is currently pursuing an MPhil in English from Delhi University. His poems have appeared in Acorn, Boston Literary Magazine, Counterexample Poetics, and Lilliput Review. [PSR 26]

ALAN BAKER lives in Nottingham, UK. His most recent book is Variations on Painting a Room: Poems 2000-2010 (Skysill Press, 2011). His translation of Yves Bonnefoy's Début et Fin de la Neige was published by Bamboo Books, California, in 2008. Baker has been Managing Editor of Leafe Press since 2000 and Editor of the e-zine Litter since 2005. [PSR 22]

HUGO BALL (1886-1927), Dada poet and performer, unfit and unwilling to fight for Germany, co-founded the Cabaret Voltaire in Zurich in 1916. With him was Emmy Hennings, whom he later married. He fell out with Tristan Tzara and abandoned Zurich and Dada in 1917, and they lived quietly in the Ticino. He wrote the Dada Manifesto; Flight out of Time: a Dada Diary; and a biography of Hermann Hesse. [PSR 31]

ANNY BALLARDINI is a poet and translator who lives in Bozen, South Tyrol, Italy. She is the curator of the Poets' Corner page supported by the local Pedagogical Institute. [PSR 7]

MARIE-CLAIRE BANCQUART lives is an Emeritus Professor at the Sorbonne and has written 21 collections of poetry, six novels, and numerous critical texts. Over the course of her four-decade career, she has received six national poetry prizes and the country's three most prestigious awards for scholarly work. All poems printed in PSR 15 are from the collection Avec la mort, quartier d'orange entre les dents (Sens: Obsidiane, 2005). [PSR 15]

DAVID BANKS was born in Newcastle upon Tyne in 1943. He has been writing and publishing poetry since the early 1970s. His Celt Seed: Selected Poems was published by Poetry Salzburg in 2003. He is at present Professor of English Linguistics at the Université de Bretagne Occidentale, France. [PSR 8] [PSR 19]

DOUGLAS BARBOUR lives in Edmonton, Canada, where he teaches at the University of Alberta. He is the author of more than ten books of poetry, most recently A Flame on the Spanish Stairs (greenboathousebooks, 2002). He has written critical studies of Samuel R. Delany, Daphne Marlatt, John Newlove, bpNichol, and Michael Ondaatje. Lyric / Anti-Lyric: Essays on Contemporary Poetry was published by NeWest Press in 2001. [PSR 5]

WALTER BARGEN's most recent books are The Feast (BkMk Press, 2004), West of West (Timberline Press, 2007), Remedies for Vertigo (2006), and Theban Traffic (2008; both WordTech Communications). His poems have appeared recently in the Beloit Poetry Journal, Poetry East, Seattle Review, and New Letters. In 2008 he was appointed the first Missouri Poet Laureate. [PSR 14] [PSR 22]

MIKE BARLOW's first collection, Living on the Difference (smith|doorstop, 2004) won the Poetry Business Book and Pamphlet Competition. His pamphlet Amicable Numbers (Templar, 2008) was a Poetry Book Society Pamphlet Choice. His third collection is Charmed Lives (smith|doorstop, 2012). He currently runs Wayleave Press, publishing poetry pamphlets. [PSR 29]

CHRISTOPHER BARNES lives in Newcastle. He won a Northern Arts writers award in 1998. His first collection of poems, Lovebites, was published by Chanticleer Press in 2005. He has been involved in Fivearts Cities' poetry postcard event, which exhibited at Seven Stories children's literature building, as well as a solo art/poetry exhibition at The People's Theatre. He is working on a collaborative art and literature project with Lisa Matthews titled How Gay Are Your Genes. [PSR 12]

JOHN BARNIE has published 21 collections of poetry, fiction and essays. His essay collection, The King of Ashes (Gomer, 1989), won a Welsh Arts Council Prize for Literature in 1990. From 1990 to 2006 he was editor of the cultural magazine Planet: The Welsh Internationalist. His most recent book of poems is The Forest under the Sea (Cinnamon, 2010). A collection of essays, Fire Drill: Notes on the Twenty-First Century (Seren), also appeared in 2010. [PSR 11] [PSR 19] [PSR 21]

WILLIS BARNSTONE, born in Lewiston, Maine, in 1927, was educated at Bowdoin, the Sorbonne, SOAS, Columbia, and Yale and taught in Greece (1949-51) and in Buenos Aires during the Dirty War. He was a Fulbright Professor at Beijing Foreign Studies University (1984-1985). He is Distinguished Professor of Comparative Literature at Indiana University. His publications include Modern European Poetry (Bantam, 1967), The Other Bible (HarperCollins, 1984), Poetics of Translation: History, Theory, Practice (Yale UP, 1993), With Borges on an Ordinary Evening in Buenos Aires (Illinois UP, 1993), Algebra of Night: Selected Poems 1948-1998 (Sheep Meadow, 1999), The Apocalypse (New Directions, 2000), Border of a Dream: Poems of Antonio Machado (Copper Canyon, 2004), and We Jews and Blacks: Memoir with Poems (Indiana UP, 2004). [PSR 29]

CYNTHIA BAROUNIS studies Literature at Knox College in Galesberg, Illinois. She is from Niles, Illinois. [PSR 3]

ELIZABETH BARRETT is a Principal Lecturer in Education at Sheffield Hallam University. Her collection Walking on Tiptoe and Other Poems was published by Bluechrome Press in 2007. A selection from her collection The Bat Detector (Wrecking Ball Press, 2005) has been released as a spoken word CD with solo viola compositions by Robin Ireland (Miridien Records, 2008). A new collection, A Dart of Green and Blue, is due from Arc in December 2010. [PSR 18]

GENE BARRY is an art therapist and a practicing psychotherapist. His chapbook Stones in Their Shoes was published by Rebel Poetry in 2008. Doghouse published his collection Unfinished Business last year. He is also founder and chairman of the Fermoy International Poetry Festival. [PSR 26]

ANJANA BASU is a writer based in India. Her poems have been published in Kunapipi, Recursive Angel and Pif, amongst others. [PSR 12]

SALLY BAYLEY is a Teaching and Research Fellow at The Rothermere American Institute, Oxford University. She has published on the poetry and painting of Sylvia Plath, Eye Rhymes: Sylvia Plath's Art of the Visual (OUP, 2007) and recently, Representing Sylvia Plath: New Essays on the Writer and Her Work (CUP, 2011). Her monograph on the idea of home in American literature, art, film and popular culture is Home on the Horizon: America's Search for Space, from Emily Dickinson to Bob Dylan (Peter Lang, 2010). She has published poetry in Ambit, Oxford Poetry, The Times of India, Horizon, and The Abiko Quarterly. [PSR 23]

E. LOUISE BEACH is a teacher of languages and literature. Her poetry has appeared in Big City Lit, The Bitter Oleander, Ellipsis, The Evansville Review, Poem, Rosebud, The Spoon River Poetry Review, Wisconsin Review, and elsewhere. She also writes libretti. In 2010 her song cycles The White Princess and First Fruit will be performed at the Birmingham Arts Music Alliance and at the Festival for Women in Music at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY. [PSR 17]

FRED BEAKE was born in Cheshire in 1948, but grew up in the rural West Riding. He was educated at Sussex and Bristol Universities (from which he holds a Classics degree). He has lived in Torquay since 2003. He edited The Poet's Voice and Mammon Press. His most recent books are: The Cyclops (Menard Press, 2002), New and Selected Poems (Shearsman, 2006), and The Old Outlaw (Shoestring Press, 2011). [PSR 10] [PSR 12] [PSR 14] [PSR 26] [PSR 31]

JEFFERY BEAM lives in Hillsborough, North Carolina and works as a botanical librarian at UNC-Chapel Hill. His works include The Fountain (NC Wesleyan CP, 1992), Visions of Dame Kind (Jargon Society, 1995), An Elizabethan Bestiary: Retold (Horse & Buggy, 1999), and Gospel Earth (Longhouse online, 2004). His spoken-word CD, What We Have Lost (Green Finch), was published in 2002. The Beautiful Tendons is forthcoming from Lethe Press and White Crane Institute. He is poetry editor of Oyster Boy Review. [PSR 12]

VICTORIA BEAN studied Creative Writing while at the Royal College of Art, London. Her work was published in painted, spoken and Penumbra. [PSR 14]

HEIDI BECK emigrated to the UK from America in 1998 and currently lives in the countryside near Bath. She holds MAs in English Literature (U of Chicago) and Creative Writing (Bath Spa University). Her poems have appeared in Acumen, Domestic Cherry, The Frogmore Papers, and South. [PSR 30]

WILLIAM BEDFORD has published poetry, short stories and essays in Agenda, Critical Quarterly, The Daily Telegraph, Delta, Encounter, Essays in Criticism, The Independent, London Magazine, London Review of Books, The Malahat Review, Poetry, Poetry Review, and The Washington Times. Founding editor of Enigma, editor of Delta, and editor of three special editions of Agenda on Robert Lowell, Peter Dale, and Seamus Heaney. Poetry Salzburg published his Collecting Bottle Tops. Selected Poems 1960-2008 in 2009. His latest collection, The Bread Horse, was published by Red Squirrel Press in 2015. [PSR 10] [PSR 11] [PSR 12] [PSR 13] [PSR 16] [PSR 18] [PSR 20] [PSR 23] [PSR 26] [PSR 27] [PSR 29] [PSR 32]

NAZAND BEGIKHANI, born in Iraqi Kurdistan in 1964. Living in exile (Denmark, France and later UK) since 1987. PhD in Comparative Literature at Sorbonne University, France. She has published two poetry collections in Kurdish, Yesterday of Tomorrow (Paris 1995) and Celebrations (Arras, 2004). She is a polyglot, self-translates her poetry into French and English, and translated Baudelaire and Eliot into Kurdish. She is working as sub-editor for the BBC. [PSR 8]

DAISY BEHAGG grew up on the South Coast of England. She completed a BA and an MA in Creative Writing at Bath Spa University, and has previously had work published in The Rialto, Poetry Wales, The North, and Ambit. She now lives in Bristol. [PSR 24]

GERARD BEIRNE was born in Ireland. A Canadian citizen, he has lived in Canada for over thirteen years. He received an MFA in Creative Writing from Eastern Washington University. He is a past recipient of the Sunday Tribune/Hennessy New Irish Writer of the Year Award. He was appointed Writer-in-Residence at the University of New Brunswick 2008-2009. His collection Digging My Own Grave was published by Dedalus Press in 1997 and Games of Chance: A Gambler's Manual by Oberon Press in November 2011. [PSR 21]

LANA BELLA has been published in magazines including Ann Arbor Review, Aurorean Poetry, Chiron Review, Contrary Magazine, Harbinger Asylum, Poetry Quarterly, QLSR, Sein und Werden, and White Rabbit. Her first chapbook, Under My Dark, was published by Crisis Chronicles Press in March 2016. She divides her time between the US and the coastal town of Nha Trang, Vietnam. [PSR 29]

EMILY C. BELLI is a senior at Columbia University, and the executive editor for Quarto - the university's oldest undergraduate student-run literary journal. Originally from Switzerland, she is trilingual (native French speaker) and works part-time as a freelance translator. Her poetry has been published in Spoon River Poetry Review, The Columbia Review, and Iodine Poetry Journal. [PSR 12]

M. J. BENDER was born in Michigan and currently resides in New Jersey. Featured in Origin 5.3 and is now working on her fourth book of poetry. Received a Ph.D. in American Literature from Columbia University and has been teaching at university level for the past five years. [PSR 5]

CHRIS BENDON's most recent three books are the poetry collection Jewry (1995), Crossover (a Verse-Drama, 1996), and Novella (a Novel Poem, 1997; all U of Salzburg P). [PSR 6] [PSR 13]

LUIS BENÍTEZ was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1956. He has published two collections of poetry, Selected Poems (Luz Bilingual Publishing, 1996) and La yegua de la noche (Ediciones del Castillo, 2001). [PSR 9]

PETER BENNET lives in Northumberland near the Wild Hills o' Wanney. He has published five books of poetry. He is a co-editor of Other Poetry magazine. His new collection The Glass Swarm is the Poetry Book Society Choice for Autumn 2008. He is short-listed for the T. S. Eliot Award 2009. [PSR 15]

MARTIN BENNETT lives in Rome where he works as a translator and teacher at the University of Tor Vergata. A previous volume of his poems, Loose Watches (1997), was published by the University of Salzburg Press. [PSR 9]

WILL BENTLEY lives in London and works as a teacher. He is 24 years old and a graduate of the University of Edinburgh where he studied Ancient History. He grew up in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and plans to move back there in the not too distant future. [PSR 19]

ANNE BERESFORD. Brought up and educated in London. Studied Acting and Music. Now lives in Suffolk. She has published 13 books of poetry and one book of translations, among them The Lair (Rapp & Whiting, 1968), The Curving Shore (1975), Selected Poems (both Agenda Editions, 1997), and Hearing Things (Katabasis, 2002). Her Collected Poems will be published by Katabasis in September 2006. [PSR 9]

SARA BERNAL-RUTTER, born in Brazil, has studied Museology at the University of Rio de Janeiro, post-graduate studies in Political Sciences. During the 1980s she participated in various poetical performances in universities, schools, bars and other places as part of a group of writers called "Marginalia". Today she lives in Vienna, Austria. She is also a painter and photographer. [PSR 9]

DAVID BERRIDGE lives in London. Poems and sequences can be found in Fire, Shearsman, and online at Great Works, Fascicle, and Word For/Word. One chapbook, Career Choices (Furniture, 2006). [PSR 10]

ROBERT JAMES BERRY lives in Dunedin, New Zealand. He has three sons. He has published eight volumes of poetry. His latest volume Swamp Palace is due out at the end of the year (Ginninderra Press, Adelaide). [PSR 9] [PSR 12] [PSR 14] [PSR 20]

SABRINA BERTSCH received her Bachelor of Art in Photography in 1999. After years spent in Philadelphia, New Mexico, Tennessee, and Virginia, she currently resides in New Jersey. She is manager and curator of High Street Art and Framing in New Jersey, where she hosts showings of local and national visual artists. [PSR 24]

ASHLEY-ELIZABETH BEST is from Cobourg, ON, Canada. Her work can be seen in The Battersea Review, Berfrois, The Columbia Review, Fjords, Tampa Review, and Zouch Magazine. She has a chapbook published with Cactus Press called Slow States of Collapse (2012). She lives and writes in Kingston, ON. [PSR 28]

EMANUELE BETTINI, poet and historian of the Italian Risorgimento, has been translated into various languages (French, Spanish, English, Greek, Maltese, Serbo-Croation, Arabic). His poetry publications include: E poi il bianco (1966); Il fuoco del silenzio (1967); Oltre la polvere (1970); Poesie (1972); Punto lontano (1975); La tenerezza della falce (Levante Editori, 1991); Approdo Mediterraneo (Book Editore, 1995 - Premio internazionale Eugenio Montale), Ritorno a Babele (Campanotto, 2001). He is a member of the Eugenio Montale International Centre in Rome. He represented Italy at the international festival in Athens-Delphi (2001) on the occasion of World Poetry Day, organized by Unesco. He is the founder-editor - since 1987 - of the international literature magazine Si scrive. He is Secretary General of P.E.N. Italy. Recently the Italian government granted him the honour of Commendatore al Merito della Repubblica for his international work. [PSR 6]

RUUD van den BEUKEN is a postgraduate student at Radboud University Nijmegen, where he is working on Nietzschean approaches to Modernist appropriations of classical culture. [PSR 18]

A. C. BEVAN's first pamphlet collection Of Sea-Graves & Sand-Shrines was published by Arc in 2001. His poems have appeared in Poetry Review, the SHOp, and Caveat Lector. He lives and works in Bristol. [PSR 8]

MARCEL BEYER, born in 1965, is a German poet and novelist. He has published 5 collections of poetry and 4 novels three of which, Kaltenburg (2012), Spies (2005; both Houghton Mifflin), and The Karnau Tapes (Secker & Warburg, 1997), have been translated into English. He has translated collections by Gertrude Stein (Spinnwebzeit. Arche, 1993) and Michael Hofmann (Feineinstellungen. DuMont, 2001). In 1996 and 1998 he was writer-in-residence at University College London and the University of Warwick in Coventry. He has received many awards, among them the German Critics Federation Prize (1996), the Heinrich Böll Prize (2001), the Friedrich Hölderlin Prize (2003), the Erich Fried Prize (2006), the Kleist Prize (2014), and the Georg Büchner Prize (2016). [PSR 29]

BYRON BEYNON was born in Swansea and brought up in Carmarthenshire. He has lived and worked in London, Cardiff, Norway, France and Australia. Since 1999 he has worked as a tutor at Swansea University. His work has appeared in publications including The Independent, New Welsh Review, Planet, Agenda, Wasafiri, Landfall, Cyphers, Stand Magazine, and Poetry Ireland Review. [PSR 16]

RUTH BIDGOOD lives in mid-Wales. Her collection Time Being (Seren, 2009) won the Roland Mathias Award 2011. Her most recent one is Above the Forests (Cinnamon Press), which was jointly launched with Matthew Jarvis's Ruth Bidgood (U of Wales P; both 2012). [PSR 28] [PSR 31]

GUY BIRCHARD lives in Victoria, British Columbia, with his wife, the visual artist Anne Heeney. From Baby Grand (London, Ontario: Brick Books, 1979) through Twenty Grand (Boston, MA: Pressed Wafer, 2003) to the retrospective Further than the Blood (Pressed Wafer, 2010), Birchard's goal has been Blakean harmony, the modus operandi Burroughsian, ergo conflict recurrent, success fleeting. [PSR 2] [PSR 5] [PSR 8] [PSR 20]

NICHOLAS BIELBY read English at Cambridge. His most recent collection is Crooked Smoke (Graft Poetry, 2011). Currently he is editor of Pennine Platform and Graft Poetry. His new collection The Naming of Things is forthcoming from Poetry Salzburg in 2015. [PSR 16] [PSR 26]

EMILY BILMAN graduated from Lausanne University, earned her Master of Fine Arts in Writing from Vermont College and her PhD from East Anglia University where she taught Poetry and Literary Theory. Her poetry was published in T. S. Eliot Journal, The London Magazine, Hunger Mountain, Exchanges, Offshoots, and Orbis. [PSR 24]

RAJ BISARIA teaches at the National School of Drama in New Delhi, India. [PSR 10]

PATRICIA BISHOP lives in Lechlade, Gloucestershire. She won a BBC/Arts Council Award and consequently broadcast her work on Radio 3. She came second in the National Poetry Competition and won an open competition organised by the Arts Council/C.D.C. For four years she was poet-in-residence at the Penwith Public Libraries. Oversteps published Times Doppelgänger in 2002 and intend publishing her fifth collection this year. [PSR 8]

R. G. BISHOP was born in Clapham, London in 1936. His interest in writing started when working at the London Evening News and Guardian Libraries. A teaching career began at the Watford College of Further Education after which he moved to Munich in 1972 to teach English at the Sprachen-und-Dolmetscher Institut until 2007. His collections Other Moments (1999), Other Moments II (2007), and I’ll Try to Be Good (2009) were published by Original Plus. [PSR 7] [PSR 30]

LINDA BLACK studied Fine Art at Leeds Art College and Etching at The Slade School. She ran Apollo Etching Studio in London and has exhibited widely. Her poems have appeared in various magazines including Magma, Other Poetry, Shearsman, Smiths Knoll, Staple, and The Wolf. She was recipient of the 2004/5 Poetry School Scholarship. A pamphlet of her poems, The Beating of Wings (Hearing Eye, 2006) was a PBS recommendation. She was the winner of the New Writing Ventures 2006 Poetry Award. [PSR 11]

SHARON BLACK is originally from Glasgow but now lives in the Cévennes mountains of southern France. Her poetry has been published in journals including Aesthetica, Agenda, EarthLines, The Frogmore Papers, The Interpreters House, Iota, Mslexia, and The North. In 2013 she won the Ilkley Literature Festival Poetry Competition and the Sentinel Annual Poetry Competition. She has published two collections: To Know Bedrock (Pindrop Press, 2011) and The Art of Egg (Two Ravens Press, 2015). [PSR 28] [PSR 30]

MICHAEL BLACKBURN is a lecturer at the University of Lincoln. His most recent collections are Big on the Hawkesbury (The Knives Forks and Spoons Press, 2010) and Pocket Venus (The Red Ceilings Press, 2011). He has been an editor on Stand Magazine, a Literature Development Worker, festival director, and Royal Literary Fund Fellow. [PSR 22] [PSR 25]

SCOTT BLACKWELL is a former resident of San Francisco and a graduate of the San Francisco Art Institute (1997). He most recently had poetry published in Caveat Lector, Iodine Poetry Journal, The Stray Branch, Tiger's Eye, and Tribeca Poetry Review. He currently resides in Champaign, Illinois. [PSR 27]

JANE BLANCHARD studied English at Wake Forest before earning a doctorate from Rutgers. lives in Georgia. Her poetry has appeared in The Dark Horse, The French Literary Review, The Rotary Dial, and The Seventh Quarry. She has published two collections: Unloosed (White Violet Press, 2016) and Tides & Currents (Kelsay Books, 2017). [PSR 27] [PSR 31]

DAVID BLOMENBERG recently received his MFA in Poetry from Purdue University. His work has recently appeared in The Sycamore Review and Artifice. [PSR 19]

Born in 1958 in Harpenden, UK, ANNE BLONSTEIN trained as a geneticist at Cambridge University and moved to Basel, Switzerland, in 1983 to do postdoctoral research. She began publishing poetry in 1987, leaving the world of academic science in 1991 to concentrate on her writing. She earned a living as a freelance translator and editor. She authored six full-length collections: the blue pearl (Salt, 2003), worked on screen (Poetry Salzburg, 2005), memory's morning (Shearsman, 2008), correspondence with nobody (Ellectrique Press, 2008), the butterflies and the burnings (Dusie Press, 2009), and to be continued (Shearsman Books, 2011). Almost exactly three years after she was diagnosed with cancer in the Spring of 2008, Anne Blonstein died in the Ita Wegman Klinik in Arlesheim near Basel in the early hours of Tuesday April 19, 2011, three days before her 53rd birthday. [PSR 4] [PSR 7] [PSR 9] [PSR 17]

THOMAS BLOUNT, see JOW LINDSAY. [PSR 15]

JEAN BOASE-BEIER is a translator and lecturer in linguistics, German and literary translation at the University of East Anglia. She is editor of the Arc Publications bilingual poetry series "Visible Poets". [PSR 2]

AHIMSA TIMOTEO BODHRÁN is the author of the chapbook Antes y después del Bronx: Lenapehoking (New American Press, 2010), and the editor of an issue of Yellow Medicine Review: A Journal of Indigenous Literature, Art, and Thought. A Brooklyn College MFA, he is an American Studies PhD candidate at Michigan State University. [PSR 19]

PAULA BOHINCE is the author of two poetry collections, both from Sarabande: Incident at the Edge of Bayonet Woods (2008) and The Children (2012). Her poems have appeared in The New Yorker, The Times Literary Supplement, Poetry, The Nation, Poetry London, and The Yale Review. She has taught at New York University, the New School, and elsewhere. [PSR 21]

ROBYN BOLAM (formerly published as Marion Lomax) is Professor of Literature at St Mary's University College, Strawberry Hill, Twickenham. She has published three collections with Bloodaxe, the most recent of which is New Wings: Poems 1977-2007. She has also written extensively on early modern literature and contemporary poetry. She is the editor of the anthology Eliza's Babes: Four Centuries of Women's Poetry in English, c. 1500-1900 (Bloodaxe, 2005). [PSR 13]

Born in Dublin in 1959, DERMOT BOLGER is the author of eight novels, including The Journey Home (Viking, 1990) Father's Music (Flamingo, 1997) and The Valparaiso Voyage (Flamingo, 2001), eight plays including The Lament for Arthur Cleary (The Project Theatre, 1989) - which received the Samuel Beckett Prize - and several volumes of poetry. Editor of The Picador Book of Contemporary Irish Fiction (Picador, 1993), he was the instigator and editor of the best-selling collaborative novel, Finbar's Hotel (New Island Books, 1997). [PSR 3]

Award-winning artist PAUL BOND was born in 1964 in Guadalajara, Mexico, and currently resides in Southern California. His deeply symbolic Magic Realism paintings blend magical elements into a realistic atmosphere to create uplifting illusions expressing the whimsical, surreal and fantastic side of life. Bond's work is in many private and corporate collections. His work can be seen at www.paulbondart.com. [PSR 19] [PSR 32]

YVES BONNEFOY was Professor of Comparative Poetics at the Collège de France in Paris and is widely considered to be the most important and influential French poet since World War II. He received the Prix Goncourt for poetry in 1987 and the Bennett Award in 1988. His works include Hier régnant désert (1958), Pierre écrite (1965), and Les planches courbes (2001; all Mercure de France). [PSR 22]

SEAN BONNEY is contributing editor to Pores, an avant-gardist journal of poetics, and co-organizer of the reading series Crossing the Line. Recent books: Notes on Heresy (Writers Forum, 2002), Poisons, their antidotes (West House, 2003), Blade Pitch Control Unit (Salt, 2005), Document: hexprogress (Yt Communication, 2006), and Baudelaire in English (Veer, 2008). Together with Frances Kruk he edits the press Yt Communication. He lives in London. [PSR 3] [PSR 15]

JANE BONNYMAN is an English teacher and tutor based in Edinburgh. She has been published in Gutter, New Writing Scotland, and Poetry Scotland. The poems printed in this issue are based on the letters and writings of Mrs. R. L. Stevenson and are part of the forthcoming pamphlet An Ember from the Fire (Poetry Salzburg, 2016). [PSR 28]

CLAIRE BOOKER lives in south London where she practises as a medical herbalist. Her poems have appeared in Magma, New Welsh Review, The North, Poetry News, and The Rialto. Her radio play The Devil and Stepashka was broadcast on BBC Radio Four. Her first pamphlet, Later There Will be Postcards, was published by Green Bottle Press in 2016. [PSR 28] [PSR 31]

ALEXANDER BOOTH is a graduate of the University of Maryland's MFA program. He lives and works in Rome. Poems and translations have appeared in Cranky, FreeVerse, and The Journal of Italian Translation. Most recently some of his translations of the Nobel-prize winning German poet Nelly Sachs were used in connection with the exhibition "Flucht und Verwandlung" in Berlin. [PSR 19]

PAT BORAN was born in Portlaoise, Ireland in 1963 and has long since lived in Dublin where he works as a radio broadcaster and publisher. His New and Selected Poems appeared in 2007, his popular prose memoir The Invisible Prison: Scenes from an Irish Childhood in 2009 (both Dedalus). [PSR 22]

JORGE LUIS BORGES, the Argentinean poet, critic, essayist and short story writer, was born in Buenos Aires in 1899. During his distinguished literary career he won numerous international awards, including honorary degrees from Columbia and Oxford universities. His books include Labyrinths, Ficciones, Dreamtigers and The Aleph and Other. [PSR 3] [PSR 5]

ANNE BORN, poet, reviewer, translator and publisher, lives mainly in South Devon. As well as poetry, she writes regional history and recently published a revised and updated version of A History of Kingsbridge and Salcombe. Translations over the past few years include three novels from the Danish of Jens Christian Grøndahl, Silence in October, Lucca (both 2002), and Virginia (2003, all Canongate) and a second novel by Per Petterson, Norwegian, In the Wake (Harvill) appeared in 2003; a third, Out to Steal Horses, is due in 2005. [PSR 2] [PSR 3] [PSR 6] [PSR 8]

PARTRIDGE BOSWELL's first book of poems, Some Far Country (Grolier Poetry Press, 2013), received the 2013 Grolier Discovery Award. His work has recently appeared in The American Poetry Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Poetry East, Smartish Pace, and on Vermont Public Radio. Co-founder of Bookstock: The Green Mountain Festival of Words and managing editor of Harbor Mountain Press, he lives with his family in Vermont. [PSR 29]

PETROS BOURGOS is a Greek poet writing in English. He studied film-making in London and was involved in short film and video projects for a number of years. Kater Murr's Press published his the boat ... in 1998. [PSR 11]

ALISON BRACKENBURY was born in Lincolnshire in the English East Midlands in 1953. Her ninth collection is Skies (Carcanet, 2016). It was featured in The Guardian, The Independent and on BBC Radio 4’s Front Row, and was The Observer’s Poetry Book of the Month. [PSR 30]

MICHAEL BRADBURN-RUSTER is a native of Carmel, California, and received a doctorate from UC Berkeley. His work has appeared in Antigonish Review, Berkeley Poetry Review, Broken Bridge Review, Crab Creek Review, Marginalia, Rain City Review, and Romantics Quarterly. His book The Angel or the Beast (UP of the South, 1998) explores the interplay of philosophy, mysticism, theology, and literature in the Spanish Renaissance. [PSR 16] [PSR 18] [PSR 22] [PSR 28]

DARAGH BRADISH was born in Ireland in 1953. His poems have appeared in Crannog, Equinox, The Moth, Orbis, and Revival. His first collection, Easter in March, is forthcoming from Liberties Press in March 2016. [PSR 24] [PSR 28]

CATHERINE M. BRENNAN, born in Dublin, lives in London. She holds an MA in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia. Her collection Beneath the Deluge (Cinnamon, 2008) was awarded the Cinnamon Press First Collection Prize. Her work has been published in journals such as Dream Catcher, Envoi, Iota, Other Poetry, and Poetry Ireland Review. [PSR 26]

PETER BRENNAN was born in Birmingham in 1950. For many years Head of English at The Latymer School, Edmonton. Editor-in-Chief at Perdika Press, which has published Torch of Venus (2007) and Didymoi (2008). [PSR 16]

JOHN BREWSTER writes in English and Scots. Automatic Writing (Cultured Llama, 2015) is his first full-length collection. Magazine credits include The Eildon Tree, Fras, Gutter, Harter, Lallans, and Markings. His poem “am aa din” won the 2011 William Soutar Prize. He co-founded and edited the Scottish literary magazines Scrievins and Scots Glasnost, and has translated into Scots poetry by Rimbaud, Gérard de Nerval, Aloysius Bertrand, Goethe, and Stefan George. [PSR 29]

P. W. BRIDGMAN lives in Vancouver, Canada. His poems have appeared in Ascent Aspirations, London Grip, Easy Street, and Aerodrome. He has published short fiction in The Antigonish Review, Glasgow Review of Books, The Moth Magazine, and A New Ulster. [PSR 30]

ZOË BRIGLEY is a Welsh writer now living in Pennsylvania, USA. Her first collection of poetry, The Secret (Bloodaxe, 2007), was a UK Poetry Book Society Recommendation, and her new collection Conquest is forthcoming from Bloodaxe. She has written for numerous magazines in the UK and US, most recently for The Platte Valley Review, Poetry Ireland Review, Maintenant 5, Calyx, and Poetry Wales. She is a Visiting Research Fellow at Northampton University, England. [PSR 20]

TONY BRINKLEY teaches in the English Department at the University of Maine. His poetry has appeared in Another Chicago Magazine, Beloit Poetry Journal, The New Review of Literature, Cerise Press, and Drunken Boat. His translations of Russian poetry have appeared in Shofar, Beloit Poetry Journal, The New Review of Literature, Cerise Press, May Day, and World Literature Today. He is the author of Stalin's Eyes (Puckerbrush Press, 2002) and the co-editor with Keith Hanley of Romantic Revisions (Cambridge UP, 1992). [PSR 19]

IAN BRINTON studied at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, before going on to a career in English teaching. He was an editor of The Use of English from 2003 to 2011 and is Reviews Editor for Tears in the Fence. Publications include Contemporary Poetry since 1990 (Cambridge UP, 2009), A Manner of Utterance: The Poetry of J. H. Prynne (Shearsman, 2009), and An Andrew Crozier Reader (Carcanet, 2012). [PSR 22]

IAIN BRITTON is published internationally in such magazines as Orbis, Harvard Review, Rattapallax, Poetry NZ, Agenda, Ambit, Jacket, and Stand. Cinnamon Press will be publishing his first collection in February 2008. [PSR 9] [PSR 12]

RONDA BROATCH is the author of Shedding Our Skins (2008) and Some Other Eden (2005; both Finishing Line Press). She is the recipient of a 2007 Artist Trust GAP Grant and is Poetry Editor for Crab Creek Review. [PSR 23]

LUCIE BROCK-BROIDO is the author of three collections of poetry, A Hunger (1988), The Master Letters (1995), and Trouble in Mind (2004; all Alfred A. Knopf). Her fourth collection, Illusion, Stay will be published by Knopf in 2013. In 2010, her Selected Poems, Soul Keeping Company, was published by Carcanet. She has been the recipient of awards from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She is a Professor at Columbia University, where she directs the Poetry Department in the School of the Arts. She lives in New York City and in Cambridge, Massachusetts. [PSR 19]

JAMES BROCKWAY (1916-2000) made his home in Holland after the Second World War and busied himself introducing English novelists to the Dutch and Dutch poets to the English. He published five books of Dutch poetry in translation as well as some seven hundred other placings of Dutch poetry in English periodicals. For this work, James received the prestigious Martinus Nijhoff Prize in 1966 and was awarded a knighthood in the Netherlands in 1997. A collection of his own poetry, No Summer Song, had been published by the Fortune Press in 1949 but he laid poetry aside in a flurry of other activities. In the 1990s, however, he began to write again in his own voice. A Way of Getting Through (1995) and The Brightness in Between (2000) were published by Rockingham Press. James died on 15 December 2000. He was a regular subscriber and contributor to The Poet's Voice and visited the University of Salzburg in 1996 giving both a guest-lecture on his work as translator and critic and a poetry reading. A long interview with James is included in Wolfgang Görtschacher's Contemporary Views on the Little Magazine Scene (2000). [PSR 1]

DIANA BRODIE was born in New Zealand but emigrated to England in 1964, settling in Cambridge. Her poems have appeared in Agenda, Rialto, Smiths Knoll, and Poetry News. Her collection Giotto's Circle was published by Poetry Salzburg in 2013. [PSR 22] [PSR 28]

CAROLE BROMLEY lives in York where she is the Poetry Society’s stanza rep and runs poetry surgeries. She recently retired from teaching Creative Writing at York University. Twice a winner in the Poetry Business Book and Pamphlet competition, she has two pamphlets and two books with smith/doorstop, the most recent being The Stonegate Devil (2015). Her first poetry collection for children, Blast Off, was published in July 2017. [PSR 31]

DAVID BROOKS, poet, essayist, photographer and fiction writer, teaches Australian Literature at the University of Sydney. His latest collection of poetry is Walking to Point Clear (Brandl & Schlesinger, 2004). His novel, The House of Balthus, was translated into German and published by Kindler in 1999 as Das Haus von Balthus. The same novel has just been published in Poland as Dom Balthusa (wydawnictwo dom na wsi, 2004). [PSR 7]

ROBERT S. BROWN was born in Manchester in 1986, and later brought up in Shropshire. He is currently undertaking undergraduate study in Illustration at the University of Gloucestershire in Cheltenham. [PSR 11]

THEO BROWN has been brought up in an ancient house in Somerset which has imbued him with a romantic dreamer's spirit. He enjoys walking through the countryside and discovering forgotten places. He is currently studying Classics in London. [PSR 1]

TERRI BROWN-DAVIDSON is a poet, fiction writer, and visual artist. Her first collection, The Carrington Monologues, was published by Lit Pot Press in 2002. Her poetry has appeared in many journals, including TriQuarterly, The Virginia Quarterly Review, and Denver Quarterly. [PSR 16]

LINDA BRYANT is a native of Arizona. She teaches Art at Phoenix Country Day School. Her poetry has been published by many small presses, including Spoor, Longhouse, Pearl and Kater Murr’s Press. A selection of her poems appeared in How the Net Is Gripped (Stride, 1991). [PSR 7]

LESLIE BUCHANAN studied graphics and illustration at the University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona. She is currently working in watercolor, painting abstracts and landscapes. The Sonora Desert, where she lives, is the focus of her landscapes and also informs her abstract work. [PSR 6]

NORMAN BULLER was educated at Fircroft College, Birmingham and St. Catharine's College, Cambridge where he graduated in English. Poetry collections: Travelling Light (2005), Sleeping with Icons (2007), and Fools and Mirrors (2009; all Waterloo Press). [PSR 12] [PSR 13] [PSR 15] [PSR 19] [PSR 22]

NICK BURBRIDGE is an Anglo-Irish poet, playwright, novelist, journalist, and short story writer, who lives in Brighton. He is the author of three books of poetry: The Unicycle Set (2011), All Kinds of Disorder (2006; both Waterloo Press), and On Call (Envoi Poets, 1994). A fourth book, Undercover Work, is forthcoming from Waterloo Press. His plays include Dirty Tricks (Soho Theatre), Vermin (Finborough), and Cock Robin (Verity Bargate Award runner-up), and have been broadcast on BBC Radio. [PSR 27]

GRAHAM BURCHELL was born in 1950 in Canterbury, and now lives in Dawlish, Devon. He is completing an MA in Creative Writing at the University of Bath. He has published two collections, Vermeer's Corner (FootHills, 2008) and The Book of Dawlish (Searle, 2009), and one pamphlet, Ladies of Divided Twins (erbacce, 2008). [PSR 19]

MARK BURGH lives in Fort Smith, Arkansas. He holds a BA in History, an MFA in Creative Writing, and a PhD in Film, American Literature, and Shakespeare. His poems have appeared in a number of journals, including Big River Poetry Review, The Copperfield Review, The Main Street Rag, and Slant. [PSR 27]

MARTIN BURKE, though born in Limerick, has lived for over twenty years in Belgium. First poems appeared in Ireland in the 1970s in such magazines as New Irish Writing, New Poetry, and The Stonythursday Book. With the move to Belgium poetry all but ceased and it is only in the past year that it has once again returned. Recent poems have or are due to be published in Drunken Boat, The Lilliput Review (both U.S.A.) and in the U.K. in The Richmond Review and Shearsman. [PSR 6]

SEAN BURN is a writer, artist and performer who tours, exhibits, collaborates and publishes internationally. He is currently under commission to half moon theatre - and his play for them - cutter - tours from September 2004. Skrev press published his first full length collection of prose in summer 2004. [PSR 7]

ELIZABETH BURNS (1957-2015) taught Creative Writing and lived in Lancaster in NW England. She was the author of four collections, the last being Held (Polygon, 2010). Her sequence of elegies, The Shortest Days (Galdragon Press, 2008), won the inaugural Michael Marks Award for Poetry Pamphlets. [PSR 6] [PSR 25]

JOHN BURNSIDE was born in Dunfermline, Scotland, in 1955. After working in computer systems analysis for a decade, he became a full-time writer in 1994. He has published 14 books of poetry, eight novels, and two memoirs. He has received the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize in 1994, the Whitbread Poetry Award in 2000, the Saltire Book of the Year Award in 2006, and both the Forward Poetry and T. S. Eliot Prizes for his collection Black Cat Bone (Jonathan Cape, 2011). He is a professor at the University of St. Andrews where he teaches Creative Writing, American Poetry, and Literature and Ecology. [PSR 29]

MARIANNE BURTON's pamphlet, The Devil's Cut (Smiths Knoll, 2007), was a Poetry Book Society Choice. Her first full collection is forthcoming from Seren. Her poetry has been featured in The Times Literary Supplement, Poetry Daily, Poetry London, Poetry Wales, Poetry Ireland, and on BBC Radio 4. [PSR 22]

DAVID BUTLER’s most recent novel, City of Dis (New Island), was shortlisted for the 2015 Irish Novel of the Year. His second poetry collection, All the Barbaric Glass, was published in March 2017 by Doire Press. Literary prizes include the Maria Edgeworth (twice), ITT/Red Line and Fish Award for the Short Story, the Scottish Community Drama, Cork Arts Theatre and British Theatre Challenge awards for drama, and the Féile Filíochta, Ted McNulty, Brendan Kennelly, Phizfest, Baileborough and Poetry Ireland / Trocaire awards for poetry. [PSR 31]

SUE BUTLER has an Eric Gregory Award for poetry, an MA in Poetry from the University of East Anglia, has written a libretto for the London Sinfonietta, made a First Take film and retold six Dickens novels for an illustrated book for children. After university she worked for banks, telecommunications companies, Opera North and Anglia TV, before becoming the Information Officer for the Malaysian Rubber Board. Her poetry collections include: Learning to Improvise (Rockingham, 1994), The Mammoth's Knee (Smith/Doorstop, 1996), Via Leeds to Lake Ladoga (Redbeck, 1997), and Vanishing Trick (Smith/Doorstop, 2004). [PSR 6] [PSR 10] [PSR 12]

MAGGIE BUTT's first pamphlet Quintana Roo was published by Acumen in 2003. About 50 of her poems have appeared in magazines including Smiths Knoll, Orbis, and Scintilla, and she has had one poem read on BBC Radio 4's Poetry Please. She runs the Creative & Media Writing programme at Middlesex University, London, and is an ex-journalist and BBC TV documentary maker. [PSR 6]

OLIVIA BYARD's first collection, From a Benediction (Peterloo Poets, 1997), was short-listed for the Forward Prize for Best First Collection. She was born in South Wales, and grew up on the Cotswolds and in Montreal, Canada, where she studied at Queen's University and the University of Alberta. She now lives in Oxfordshire and works as a part-time Creative Writing tutor for the Oxford University Department for Continuing Education where she began and still teaches poetry workshops. Strange Horses (Flambard, 2011) is her second collection. [PSR 21]

MAIRÉAD BYRNE (born 1957) is an Irish poet who immigrated to the United States in 1994. She earned a PhD in English Literature from Purdue University in 2001 and lives with her two daughters in Providence, Rhode Island, where she teaches poetry at Rhode Island School of Design. Author of 3 collections, Talk Poetry (Miami UP, 2007), SOS Poetry (/ubu Editions, 2007), and Nelson & The Huruburu Bird (Wild Honey Press, 2003), five chapbooks, and two plays. [PSR 11] [PSR 15]

ANN BYRNE-SUTTON grew up in Glastonbury. She studied Medicine at Bristol University, after which marriage and mountaineering took her to Geneva where she worked as staff medical officer to the WHO and other UN organisations. Since then she has lived on the Pembrokeshire coast and completed an MA in Writing at Glamorgan University. Her first book of poetry, High June, was published by Starborn Books in 2002. [PSR 14] [PSR 18] [PSR 30]

QUENTIN BYRNE-SUTTON, born in 1959, lives in Geneva, Switzerland. He earned a PhD in International Law from Geneva University and a post-graduate degree in Cooperation for Development from CIDOB (Barcelona). He works as an arbitrator and is a mountaineer. [PSR 26] [PSR 28]