Contributors to Poetry Salzburg Review S

MILTOS SACHTOURIS (1919-2005) was a major figure in Greek letters and twice won the National Poetry Award (in 1962 and 1987). He received the Grand State Literature Prize in 2003. The six poems printed here are from Ποίηματα 1945-1971 [Poems 1945-1971], originally published in 1977. [PSR 17]

DEBORAH SACKS read English at New College, Oxford and has been studying versification at the Poetry School in London. [PSR 3]

BERNARD SAINT, born in Cheshire in 1950, he has worked as therapist and supervisor in the NHS and in the addiction recovery field. He is a member of the Jungian Guild of Pastoral Psychology and the Group Analytic Society. He lives in Bedford. His books include Testament of the Compass (Search Press, 1978), Illuminati (Greville Press, 2011), and Roma (Smokestack, 2016). [PSR 30]

MICHAEL SALCMAN is a physician, brain scientist, and essayist on the visual arts. He was chairman of Neurosurgery at the University of Maryland and president of the Contemporary Museum in Baltimore. Recent poems appeared in such magazines as Alaska Quarterly Review, New Letters, The Ontario Review, Harvard Review, Rattle, and New York Quarterly. He is the author of four chapbooks and a collection, The Clock Made of Confetti (Orchises Press, 2007). [PSR 17]

WENDY SALOMAN lives in London with her husband, a ceramic sculptor. She studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, and later as a mature student read History of Ideas at Middlesex Polytechnic, finally opting out to follow her own course of education. Her first collected poems, Syllables and Leaves, was published by Poetry Salzburg / Salzburg UP in 1998. [PSR 6] [PSR 14]

APRIL SALZANO obtained a Masters Degree in English from Queen Mary College, University of London and is an English Instructor at Penn State University. Her work has appeared in Allegheny Review and Ascent Aspirations. [PSR 18]

DENNIS SAMPSONDENNIS SAMPSON's seventh book of poetry, The Lunatic in the Trees, will be published by Settlement House Press in the Fall of 2012. He lives in Winston-Salem, NC. [PSR 22]

FIONA SAMPSON has published fourteen books - poetry, philosophy of language and books on the writing process - of which the most recent are The Distance Between Us (Seren, 2005), Writing: Self and Reflexivity (Palgrave Macmillan, 2005), and Common Prayer (Carcanet, 2007). Her awards include the Newdigate Prize; 'Trumpeldor Beach' was short-listed for the 2006 Forward prize; and she has been widely translated, with eight books in translation, including Travel Diary, awarded the 2003 Zlaten Prsten in Macedonia. She contributes to The Guardian, The Irish Times and other publications; she is the editor of Poetry Review. [PSR 12]

JORDAN SANDERSON is a PhD student at The University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. His poems have appeared in Red River Review, The Pedestal Magazine, Wavelength: Poems in Prose and Verse and Watershed. [PSR 9]

STEWART SANDERSON is a first year PhD candidate in Scottish Literature at Glasgow University. His poems have appeared in Cyphers, Gutter, Irish Pages, Magma, Poetry Review, and Poetry Wales. [PSR 25]

VICTOR DAVID SANDIEGO lives in the high desert of central M&ecute;xico where he walks the cities and mountains, plays drums with jazz combos and in musical / poetry collaborations, writes, and studies. [PSR 26]

EDOARDO SANGUINETI (1930-2010) was an Italian poet, critic and politician who was born in Genoa. During the 1960s he was a leader of the neo avant-garde "Gruppo 63" movement, founded in 1963 at Solunto. He was an expert on Dante, taught literature at several Italian universities, wrote plays and essays as well as poems. He was also an active translator of Joyce, Molière, Shakespeare, Bertolt Brecht, and select Greek and Latin authors. From 1979 until 1983, Sanguineti was a member of the Chamber of Deputies of the Italian Parliament. [PSR 19]

KAARLO SARKIA (1902-1945) is at times noted as Apollo of Finnish poetry, although he published only four poetic collections during his short lifetime. An admired lyricist with a perfect sense of language, he was also recognized as a distinguished translator of a wide spectrum of French and also Italian poetry from that period. [PSR 13]

NIKOS SARRIS was born in 1944 on Paros and educated in Athens. Married with three children, he directs Paros' largest foreign language Phrontisterion. He has translated all of Archilochos into Modern Greek, and the Odes of Kalvos and the Collected Poems of Elytis into English. He also directs the Archilochos chorus of Paros. [PSR 7]

GEOFF SAWERS and PETE HAY both lived by the Thames in Reading for many years. Together they have produced a number of books and pamphlets, including The Ancient Boundary of Reading, A Ladder for Mr. Oscar Wilde, and an edition of Rimbaud's The Drunken Boat (all from Two Rivers Press, 1995-99). They are currently working on A Thames Bestiary. [PSR 3] [PSR 5]

ALEXANDRA SASHE was born in 1976 in Moscow, where she studied Painting, Linguistics, and Literature and lives in Austria now. She is a poet, linguist, and translator. She is the author of a full-length collection of poems, Antibodies, published in 2013 by Shearsman, and a regular contributor to the literary reviews and magazines in the UK and France, where she spent many years of her life. [PSR 21] [PSR 24] [PSR 27] [PSR 30]

LESLEY SAUNDERS has several poetry books and pamphlets published, most recently Cloud Camera (Two Rivers Press, 2012). She has won several major awards, including joint first prize in the 2008 Manchester Poetry competition for a portfolio of poems. She works in educational research. [PSR 23]

LINDA SAUNDERS's poems have been published in magazines like Acumen, Agenda, New Welsh Review, Poetry Ireland Review, Poetry Review, Poetry Wales, The Rialto, Scintilla, and The Warwick Review. She is a member of the International Association of Art Critics. A Touch on the Remote (Arrowhead Press, 2016) is her fourth collection. [PSR 26] [PSR 30]

M. A. SCHAFFNER has poetry recently published or forthcoming in Poetry Ireland Review, Magma, Stand, and Dalhousie Review. Other work includes the collection The Good Opinion of Squirrels (Word Works, 1997), the novel War Boys (Welcome Rain, 2002), and the memoir Good-Bye to All This (PBGC, 2009). [PSR 1] [PSR 19]

EGON SCHIELE was born in 1890 in Tulln, near Vienna. In 1909 he founded the Neukunstgruppe (New Art Group). From about 1910 to 1915 he also wrote poems. After his first solo exhibition in 1911 Schiele began developing the Expressionist style - vibrant colours, angular structures, often melancholy moods - which characterises his paintings, graphic work and poems. Living openly with Edith Harms (whom he married in 1915), and painting many young women and girls estranged him from the local community. Having just achieved recognition and material success, he died of Spanish 'flu in 1918. [PSR 5]

ROBERT SCHINDEL was born in 1944 in Bad Hall, Upper Austria. His Jewish Communist parents were arrested for working with the anti-fascist resistance and deported to Auschwitz. His mother survived, his father was murdered in Dachau. Robert Schindel survived under wrong name in a Nazi children's home. He was active in the 1968 student movement and was founder of the "Kommune Wien". He lives in Vienna as a librarian and book dealer. Works: Ohneland (1986), Gebürtig (1992), Gott schütze uns vor den guten Menschen (1995), Mein liebster Feind (2004). [PSR 12]

Austrian writer EVELYN SCHLAG's most recent book of poetry is verlangsamte raserei (Zsolnay, 2014). Sprache von einem anderen Holz from which this selection is taken, was published by Zsolnay in 2008. She is also the author of several novels. She translated Douglas Dunn's Elegies into German and was Lecturer for Poetry at the Institut für Sprachkunst (University of Applied Arts Vienna) in 2010/2011. Her Selected Poems, translated by Karen Leeder, was published by Carcanet in 2004. [PSR 26]

E. M. SCHORB's poetry collections include Time and Fevers: New and Selected Poems (AuthorHouse, 2004), A Fable and Other Prose Poems (Argonne Press, 2002), and Murderer's Day (received the Verna Emery Poetry Prize; Purdue UP, 1998). His poems have appeared in Agenda, The Antioch Review, The Chicago Review, The Hudson Review, The Sewanee Review, Shenandoah, Stand, and The Yale Review. [PSR 3] [PSR 6] [PSR 20] [PSR 23] [PSR 26]

MATT SCHUMACHER is a vagabond transplant who considers himself an Oregonian. His collections Spilling the Moon (2008) and Fire Diaries (2010) were both published by Wordcraft of Oregon. He is poetry editor for a magazine of New Fabulism and Fantastic Literature named Phantom Drift. [PSR 21]

Born in Pottsville, Pennsylvannia, in 1958, GERALD SCHWARTZ is the author of Only Others Are (LEGIBLE books, 2003). He lives in West Irondequoit, New York. [PSR 10]

GEORGIA SCOTT is a poet and scholar. Her most recent poetry publications are The Good Wife (Salzburg: Poetry Salzburg, 2001, 2nd ed. 2002), The Penny Bride (Salzburg: Poetry Salzburg, 2004), and Dreams of Fires: 100 Polish Poems 1970-1989 (Salzburg: Poetry Salzburg, 2004) with David Malcolm. Georgia Scott is the pseudonym of Cheryl Alexander Malcolm, Associate Professor of English at the University of Gdansk in Poland. Her other publications include books on Jean Rhys and Anita Brookner. Read more about Georgia Scott on our homepage. [PSR 2] [PSR 3] [PSR 5] [PSR 7]

MAURICE SCULLY was born in Dublin in 1952. Books include: 5 Freedoms of Movement (Galloping Dog Press, 1987), The Basic Colours (Pig Press, 1994), Steps (Reality Street, 1998), Livelihood (Wild Honey Press, 2004), Tig (Shearsman, 2006), and Sonata (Reality Street, 2006). At the end of 2008, Doing the Same in English appeared from Dedalus Press which samples his work between 1987 and 2008. [PSR 5] [PSR 15]

STEPHANIE SEARS is a Franco-American anthropologist specialized in the South Pacific. She has lived all over the place: Paris, Marseille, New York, Hong Kong, Marquesas Islands, Barcelona, and now Verona. Poetry published in RiverSedge, ArtWord, The Long Island Quarterly, California Quarterly, and The Amherst Review. [PSR 16] [PSR 19]

DAVID SEDDON is from Liverpool and works as a counsellor in Congleton, Cheshire. His poems have appeared in Agenda, The Interpreter’s House, Poems in the Waiting Room, Antiphon, Ink Sweat and Tears, and Lighten Up Online. He was Associate Editor of the sonnet anthology The Phoenix Rising from the Ashes (Friesen Press, 2013). He is a landscape photographer and counsel-ling blogger and has worked as a teacher, a musician, and for the Royal Navy. [PSR 31]

IAN SEED is editor of Shadowtrain books and webzine. His publications include Sleeping with the Ice Cream Vendor (The Knives Forks and Spoons Press, 2012), Threadbare Fables (Like This Press, 2012), Shifting Registers (Shearsman, 2011), Amore mio (Flax, 2010), and Anonymous Intruder (Shearsman, 2009). [PSR 14] [PSR 17] [PSR 25] [PSR 29]

JOHN SEED lives in London. He is a historian and is the author, inter alia, of eleven collections of verse, most recently Smoke Rising: London 1940-1 (Shearsman, 2015) and Brandon Pithouse (Smokestack, 2016). [PSR 31]

GAVIN SELERIE was born in London, where he still lives. He was formerly a lecturer at Birkbeck College. His books include Azimuth (Binnacle, 1984), Roxy (1996) and Le Fanu's Ghost (Five Seasons, 2006) - all long sequences with linked units. Music’s Duel: New and Selected Poems 1972-2008 was published by Shearsman in 2009. Hariot Double (Five Seasons, 2016) is a juxtaposition of jazz, science and other modes of discovery. He often collaborates with poet and graphic artist Alan Halsey, as in Days of '49 (West House, 1999). His critical work includes studies of Charles Olson and Edward Dorn. An interview, in 5 parts, is available at: www.shearsman.com/ws-blog/ category/210-gavin-selerie. [PSR 10] [PSR 30]

DAVID SERGEANT grew up in Cornwall, and now works as a Lecturer in English and Creative Writing at Plymouth University. He has published academic work on Robert Burns, Ted Hughes, and Kipling's prose, and has had poems published in PN Review, Poetry Ireland Review, Poetry Review, Poetry Wales, and Stand. His first collection, Talk Like Galileo, was published in 2010 by Shearsman. [PSR 28]

IGOR SEVERYANIN (1887-1941) is almost unknown in the West, yet in Russia he is considered an important, though controversial, figure. He was well-thought of by his gifted contemporaries, and at a gathering in Moscow in 1918 he was crowned 'King of the Poets', leaving Mayakovski in second place. But he didn't appear to reciprocate such respect, for in 1934 he published Medallions, a set of 100 sonnets dedicated to individual poets and composers, the tone of which ranges from a certain degree of respect to mockery, sarcasm and downright derision. All the examples in this book are from this collection. Tsvetaeva called him 'a poet graced by God', but his poem to her is particularly vicious, and Pasternak fares little better. Severyanin led the splinter-group known as the Ego-Futurists. [PSR 11]

MOHAMMAD-REZA SHAFI-I-KADKANI, known as Sereshk, was born in 1939 in Kadkan near Neishapur, Iran. His poems, reflecting Iran's social conditions during the 1940s and 1950s, are replete with memorable images and ironies. He has authored eight collections of poetry, eight books of research and criticism, two book-length translations from Arabic, one on Islamic mysticism from English. He has also published three scholarly editions of classical Persian literature. He is a professor of Persian literature at Tehran University. [PSR 10]

JILL SHARP worked as a tutor for the Open University for nearly 20 years, and lead regular writing workshops. Her poems have appeared most recently in Envoi, The Interpreter’s House, Orange Coast Review and online at Ink, Sweat & Tears and Amaryllis. Ye Gods (Indigo Dreams, 2015) is her debut pamphlet. [PSR 30]

MICHAEL SHARP was educated at universities in Britain and the United States and teaches at the University of Puerto Rico in San Juan where he specializes in Caribbean poetry and the literatures in English of West and South Africa. His poems have been published in The Caribbean and The Times Literary Supplement. [PSR 26]

MICHAEL SHCHERBA lives in Kazakhstan.

M. P. A. SHEAFFER is a Professor in the Division of Humanities and Social Sciences at Millersville University of Pennsylvania. A member of the Poetry Society of America and the American Academy of Poets, she has edited four anthologies of poetry and has authored Moonrocks and Metaphysical Turnips (2nd ed., Oct. 2000) and Lacquer Birds and Leaves of Brass. A third volume, Paths, was also published in England in 2000. [PSR 1]

AMY SHEARER was born and raised in the northeast suburbs of London by American parents. She studied English and German for her BA, Jewish History and Culture for her MA, and is currently writing her doctorate the University of Vienna on early Austrian cinema and turn-of-the-century Austrian art. She's been living in Vienna for two years and works part-time as a journalist and fiction editor. [PSR 3]

HILDA SHEEHAN is a mother of 5 children and has been a psychiatric nurse and Montessori teacher. She is editor of Domestic Cherry magazine and also works for Swindon Artswords (Literature Development) and the Swindon Festival of Poetry. Her first collection, The Night My Sister Went to Hollywood, was published by Cultured Llama Press in 2013. [PSR 23] [PSR 25]

ROBERT SHEPPARD is currently writing a critical book entitled The Meaning of Form in Contemporary Innovative Poetry. A book of prose pieces from Veer called Unfinish is forthcoming. In October 2015 Shearsman published History or Sleep: Selected Poems and Knives Forks and Spoons his autobiographical work Words Out of Time. He is currently co-creating some fictional poems, which he is intending to curate into an anthology, EUOIA: European Union of Imaginary Authors. He lives in Liverpool, UK, and is Professor at Edge Hill University. [PSR 7] [PSR 12] [PSR 23] [PSR 28]

PNINA SHINEBOURNE is originally from Israel, now living in London. She has published academic research work mainly in psychology and psychotherapy, as well as English/Hebrew translations and more recently poetry. [PSR 23]

EVIE SHOCKLEY's collections of poetry include the new black (Wesleyan UP, 2011), a half-red sea (Carolina Wren Press, 2006), and two chapbooks. She has also written a book of criticism, Renegade Poetics: Black Aesthetics and Formal Innovation in African American Poetry (U of Iowa P, 2011), which considers the intersection of racial politics and artistic invention. Shockley is Associate Professor of English at Rutgers University, in New Brunswick, New Jersey, where she teaches African American Literature and Creative Writing. [PSR 20]

MICHAEL SHORB was a poet, technical writer, editor, and children's book author who lived in San Francisco. His poems have appeared among others in The Nation, The Sun, Michigan Quarterly Review, Kansas Quarterly, Shakespeare Newsletter, Commonweal, Religious Humanism, Beatitude, and European Judaism. Michael passed away on August 8, 2012. His collection Whale Walker's Morning was published posthumously in 2013 by Shabda Press. [PSR 13] [PSR 16] [PSR 20]

CIARA SHUTTLEWORTH was born in San Francisco. Her poetry has been published in Confrontation, Hayden’s Ferry Review, The New Yorker, Ploughshares, The Southern Review, and Tahoma Literary Review. She received an MFA in poetry from University of Idaho, a BFA in painting/drawing from San Francisco Art Institute, and a BA in studio art from Gustavus Adolphus College. She was The Jack Kerouac Project of Orlando’s 51st resident at Jack Kerouac House. Her poetry chapbook, Night Holds Its Own, was published by Blue Horse Press in 2016. [PSR 31]

DAVE SHORTT is an American author whose work has appeared in Blackbox Manifold, Contra Equus Niveus, Molly Bloom, nth position, The Journal, The Pedestal, Sugar Mule, and Surrealist Star Clustered Illuminations. [PSR 31]

JOHN SIDDIQUE is the author of The Prize (Rialto, 2005), Poems from a Northern Soul (Crocus Books, 2007), Don't Wear It on Your Head - Poems for Young People (Peepal Tree, 2006), editor of Transparency (Crocus Books, 2005) and co-author of Four Fathers (ROUTE, 2006.) He gives readings, mentors and teaches creative writing in the UK and abroad. [PSR 11]

JEFFREY SIDE has had poetry published in over 30 magazines including Poethia, nthposition, eratio, Ancient Heart, Blazevox, P.F.S. Post, hutt, and ken*again. He was the assistant editor of The Argotist (1996-2000). He now runs The Argotist Online website. [PSR 8] [PSR 10]

ANGELUS SILESIUS (1624-77) was born Johannes Scheffler to a Lutheran family in Breslau. He studied medicine at Strasburg, Leiden and Padua before being appointed court physician to the Duke of Öls. Influenced by the example of Abraham von Franckenberg and deeply attached to the traditions of German mysticism, Scheffler became increasingly dissatisfied with orthodox Lutheran doctrine and converted to Catholicism in 1653, adopting the name of Angelus Silesius (the Silesian Angel). His collection of epigrams, the Cherubinischer Wandersmann (The Cherubinic Traveller) appeared in 1657. Neglected for almost two centuries, Silesius is today considered as one of Germany's major religious poets. [PSR 3]

MARTINE SILK is an abstract artist, poet, and songwriter. She is the author of two books: The Dream That Becomes Us (2003) and Bears & Other Shadows (1998; both Edwin Mellen Press). [PSR 28]

D. NEIL SIMMERS is an on-line editor with Fine Lines. He is in the 125th Anniversary of Vancouver issue of subTerrain. He has contributed to California Quarterly, Plainsongs, and Poets Touchstone. as well as The Storyteller. [PSR 23] [PSR 27]

IAIN SINCLAIR lives, works and walks in East London. His novels include White Chappell, Scarlet Tracings (Goldmark, 1987) and Downriver (Paladin, 1991). Psychogeographical expeditions have thrown up Lights Out for the Territory (Granta, 1998) and London Orbital, Walk around the M25 (Granta, 2002). Poetry, including Lud Heat (Albion Village Press, 1975), has been a private matter, fugitive presses and modest runs. Autobiographical material - reliable as Ford Madox Ford - can be found in a book-length interview with Kevin Jackson: The Verbals (Worple Press, 2003). [PSR 5]

PETER SINCLARE was born in 1949 and attended Leeds University, where he took a degree in Fine Arts / English. He started writing poetry when he was 29. Much of his early poetry was published in magazines such as Great Works. He is also a painter. [PSR 13]

ROGER G. SINGER served as a med-tech at MacDill AFB in Tampa Florida for three in half years during the Vietnam era. While stationed at MacDill he attended evening classes through the University of Tampa. When discharged he began studies at the University of South Florida attaining his Associate and Bachelor degrees. In 1977, he attained his doctorate in chiropractic from Logan College of Chiropractic, St. Louis, Missouri. [PSR 30]

AMRITJIT SINGH, Professor of English at Rhode Island College, has authored or edited over a dozen books on American and Indian literatures. Most recently, he has co-edited, with Peter Schmidt, Postcolonial Theory and the United States: Race, Ethnicity, Literature (UP of Mississippi, 2000) and, with Daniel M. Scott, The Collected Writings of Wallace Thurman (Rutgers UP, 2003). [PSR 7]

Originally from Ukraine, ASKOLD SKALSKY is a part-time professor at Hagerstown Community College in Western Maryland and has had poems in numerous small press magazines and journals, most recently in Cutthroat, Tulane Review, and Inscape. His first book of poems, The Ponies of Chuang Tzu, was published by Horizon Tracts in New York in 2011. [PSR 19] [PSR 24] [PSR 29]

JEFFERY SKEATE's poems have been published in Orbis, zimmerzine, Indefinite Space, Albatross, Abbey, Small Brushes, and elsewhere. He lives in Decorah, Iowa. [PSR 6]

ANITA SKEEN is Professor in the Residential College in the Arts and Humanities at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan where she is the Director of the RCAH Center for Poetry and Arts Coordinator for the college. She is the author of six collections of poetry, editor of one anthology, and a collaborator, with visual artist Laura DeLind, on the forthcoming, The Unauthorized Audubon (February 2014), a collection of linocuts and poems about imaginary birds. She is the co-ordinator of the annual Creative Arts Festival and the Fall Writing Festival at Ghost Ranch in Abiquiu, New Mexico. [PSR 24]

K. V. SKENE's latest publications include Only a Dragon and Calendar of Rain, winners of the 2002 and 2004 Shaunt Basmajian Chapbook Award and published by Micro Prose (Canada). A chapbook, Edith (a series of poems on Nurse Edith Cavell), was recently published by Flarestack (UK). A manuscript, Love in the (Irrational) Imperfect, is due from Hidden Brooke (Canada) in 2006. A long-term expatriate Canadian, K. V. Skene now lives in Oxford. [PSR 10]

RICHARD SKINNER's debut collection, the light user scheme, was published by Smokestack in 2013. His most recent pamphlet is Terrace (Smokestack, 2015) and another, The Malvern Aviator, is due in 2018. He is also the editor of three anthologies: #1PoetryAnthology and #2PoetryAnthology (Vanguard Editions, 2014 & 2016) and The Echoing Green: Poems Inspired by William Blake (The Big Blake Project, 2015). [PSR 31]

MARIE SLAIGHT. Originally from Montreal, she has spent the last years living between Montreal, New Orleans and Buenos Aires. She has written and acted for both film and theatre, ran a gallery-theater in Montreal and taught acting in New Orleans, Montreal and Buenos Aires. Her poetry has been published in American Writing, Pittsburgh Quarterly, Visions International, The Plaza and Abiko Quarterly (Japan) and Poetcrit (India), among others. [PSR 2]

ANDREW SLATTERY is a Communications graduate from Newcastle University, Australia. Two collections: Love and Other Ways to Pass the Time (2003) and Stroll Data (2004; both Arrangement Media, Newcastle, Australia). He lives in the Hunter Valley, down river from Les Murray. [PSR 9] [PSR 14]

BARBARA SMITH lives in Ireland, with her six children and partner. She graduated with a BA (Hons) in Literature last year and is completing an MA in Creative Writing in Queen's University, Belfast, in 2008. Her debut collection, Kairos, was published in 2007 by Doghouse. [PSR 13]

IAN C. SMITH's work has appeared in London Grip, New Contrast, Quarterly Literary Review Singapore, The Weekend Australian, and Westerly. His latest book is Here Where I Work (Ginninderra Press, Adelaide, 2012). He lives in the Gippsland Lakes area of Victoria, Australia. [PSR 22] [PSR 25] [PSR 27] [PSR 29]

J. D. SMITH was born near Denton, Texas in 1988, where he currently resides. He attended the University of North Texas where he earned his BA. A recent musical collaboration, Daedalus, was set to four-part choir by composer Ryan Pivovar; the work has since received performances by chamber ensembles at the University of North Texas and Arizona State University. [PSR 22]

JOAN SMITH has taught and translated from the Russian language, under her professional name of Joan Pemberton, for many years. She has also worked for record companies such as EMI, Conifer Records and Deutsche Grammophon, translating the complete song cycles of Tchichovsky, Mussorgsky and others. [PSR 9]

MARCUS ROBERT SMITH's poetry has appeared internationally in a variety of journals, including Acumen, Envoi, Orbis, Confrontation, The Greensboro Review, HQ, and The Wallace Stevens Journal. Born in England, he now lives in San Francisco. [PSR 11] [PSR 13]

MICHAEL SMITH was born in Dublin in 1942. He is founder/editor of New Writers' Press. As a literary critic and polemicist he has been largely responsible for rehabilitating into the canon of Irish poetry the work of Thomas MacGreevy, Denis Devlin, Brian Coffey and others. His Selected Poems (Melmoth) appeared in 1985 and Lost Genealogies & Other Poems (New Writers' Press) in 1993. In print also are his translations of Antonio Machado, Pablo Neruda, Miguel Hernández, Francisco de Quevedo and Luis de Góngora. [PSR 5]

ROBIN SMITH is currently attending the CSUN graduate program and is studying English with an emphasis on poetry. [PSR 24]

SAM SMITH (born 1946) is the author of more than twenty-five books of poetry and fiction. Collections of poetry include To Be Like John Clare (Salzburg UP, 1997) and more recently Rooms & Dialogues (boho, 2005) and An Atheist's Alphabetical Approach to Death (erbacce, 2009). Sam, resident now in Cumbria, UK, has run the small press Original Plus and edited The Journal (formerly The Journal of Contemporary Anglo-Scandinavian Poetry) since 1997. [PSR 18]

SIMON SMITH. Born 1961, and since 1991 has been Assistant Librarian at the Poetry Library in the Royal Festival Hall. His pamphlets are: North Star (Poetical Histories, 1992); LEXICON (Form Books, 1993); Night Shift (Prest Roots Press, 1994); Juicy Fruit (Gratton Street Irregulars, 1999). Waterloo Press published Fifteen Exits in 2001, his first full-length book. More recent work has appeared as Reverdy Road, a whole issue of the journal Painted, Spoken edited by Richard Price, and at Peter Philpott's Great Works web site: Household Gods, a sixty-six page e-book: http://www.greatworks.org.uk/poems/HG/SS1.html. [PSR 3]

DAMIAN SMYTH was born in Downpatrick, Northern Ireland, in 1962. He is the author of five collections: Mesopotamia (Templar Poetry, 2014), Market Street (2010), Lamentations (2010), The Down Recorder (2004), and Downpatrick Races (2000; all Lagan Press). He is Head of Literature & Drama at the Arts Council of Northern Ireland. [PSR 10] [PSR 12] [PSR 14] [PSR 27]

GERARD SMYTH was born in Dublin in 1951. He has contributed poetry to magazines such as Agenda, Poetry Review, Other Poetry, The Denver Quarterly, Cyphers, The Salmon, The Irish Times, Poetry Ireland Review, Krino, and The Honest Ulsterman. His collections are World without End (New Writers, 1977), Loss and Gain (Raven Arts, 1981), Painting the Pink Roses Black (1986), Daytime Sleeper (2002), A New Tenancy (all Dedalus, 2004).

ROGER SNELL lives in San Francisco with the lovely Ann Marie and their five-year-old son Duncan. They edit and publish Sardines Press. His book The Morning was published by Plein Air Editions & Bootstrap Press in 2008. [PSR 16]

DARIUS VICTOR SNIECKUS is currently completing a collection of original poems under the working title Translations. His work has appeared in various American, Canadian and UK literary and academic journals. He has also published a sequence of ekphrastic poems, The Brueghel Desk (Pneuma Press, 1994), in chapbook form. Born in Canada, he lives in Bath, England. [PSR 6]

ANDRÉE SODENKAMP was born in Saint-Josse-ten-Noode, Belgium and died at the age of 97. She only started writing poetry in her fifties. Selected titles: Sainte terre (1954), Les Dieux obscurs (1958), Femmes des longs matins (1965), La fête debout (1973), C’est au feu que je pardonne (1976), Choix (1980), C’était une nuit comme une autre (1991), Poèmes choisis (1998). [PSR 8]

PAUL SOHAR was born in Hungary and educated in the US. He has published seven volumes of translations including In Contemporary Tense (Sándor Kányádi; Iniquity Press, 2013) and Silver Pirouettes (György Faludy; TheWriteDeal, 2012). He is the author of the collection Homing Poems (Iniquity, 2006), the e-chapbook The Wayward Orchard (Wordrunner Press, 2011), and of True Tales of a Fictitious Spy (Synergebooks, 2006). He lectures at Centenary College, NJ. [PSR 3] [PSR 11] [PSR 20] [PSR 26]

J. R. SOLONCHE's work has appeared in The Atlanta Review, Free Verse, The Literary Review, The New Criterion, The North American Review, Poet Lore, Poetry Northwest, and Salmagundi. He is co-author of Peach Girl: Poems for a Chinese Daughter (Grayson Books, 2002). [PSR 27]

MICHAEL T. SOPER, born in 1946, is a printer by trade, and a contract administrator for the US government. He translates from Chinese and Portuguese, classical and modern poems. His interest in Camoes stems from the study of early Portuguese involvement in India and Asia, and he recently completed Xavier Wakes, a collection of lyric and narrative free verse. He is currently translating the Lydia poems of Ricardo Reis (Fernando Pessoa) to contrast them to the Ricardao-Lydia story of Jose Saramago's novel. [PSR 1]

KATHRINE SOWERBY is a Glasgow based poet with a background in fine art. She has been published in journals like Fractured West, Gutter, and Northwords Now. [PSR 25]

SALLY SPEDDING was born near Porthcawl in Wales and trained in sculpture in Manchester and at St. Martin's, London. Her poetry has been published in The Interpreter's House, The New Writer, and Roundyhouse. She won the Anglo-Welsh International Poetry Competition in 2011 and 2013. She is the author of ten crime novels. [PSR 28]

KEVIN SPENST has recently graduated with an MFA in Creative Writing at the University of British Columbia. He has had poetry published in Prairie Fire, CV2, Dandelion, filling Station, Qwerty, Poetry is Dead, The Rusty Toque, Rhubarb Magazine, illiterature, The Enpipe Line, and V6A. In November 2013, a chapbook of poems, Pray Goodbye, will be published through The Alfred Gustav Press. [PSR 24]

MICHAEL SPINKS is a Londoner. In mid-career he moved from engineering to community work. He corresponded with the blind and deaf poet Jack Clemo for fourteen years and is now engaged, as fellow-poet and fellow-Christian, on a biography of his friend. His poetry has appeared in the Observer, the Critical Review, and Havering One, among others. [PSR 16]

W. MAURICE SPRAGUE was born in San Francisco in 1973. He has a college education with degrees in Anthropology, History and German Studies, with a specialization in Medieval Studies. He has lived in the United States and Germany, and currently resides in Salzburg, Austria. This is his first poetry publication in a literary journal. [PSR 13]

GEOFFREY SQUIRES was born in 1942 and grew up in Co. Donegal, Ireland. His main publications are Drowned Stones (New Writers Press, 1975), Landscapes and Silences (New Writers Press, 1996), and the selected Untitled and Other Poems 1975-2002 (Wild Honey Press, 2004). [PSR 5] [PSR 15]

KELI STAFFORD lives in Oregon with her husband and the youngest of their five children. Her poems have appeared in Whiskey Island Magazine, Caesura, The Columbia Review, Carillon Magazine, and The Superstition Review. [PSR 17]

BENJAMIN STAINTON lives and writes in rural Suffolk. He works as a photographer and occasionally performs music in public. He has had poems published in The Journal, Carillon, The Delinquent, Decanto, and The Cannon’s Mouth. His first collection, The Jealousies, will be published in October 2008 by BeWrite Books. [PSR 12] [PSR 14]

DEREK STANFORD, an octogenarian whose poetry has enjoyed a late flowering: The Memorare Sequence (Poetry Salzburg, 1997), The Purgatory & Paradise of Aubrey Beardsley (Typographeum Bookshop, 1999). His critical anthology Three Poets of the Rhymers' Club: Ernest Dowson, Lionel Johnson, John Davidson (1974) is to be republished by Carcanet Press. An unorthodox Catholic he has a devotion to "Lady St. Mary". His Muse is the poet Julie Whitby. [PSR 4]

MARTIN STANNARD lives in China where he has been teaching at a university since 2005, except for the 2007/8 academic year when he was the Royal Literary Fund Writing Fellow at Nottingham Trent University. He was the founding editor of the magazine joe soap’s canoe (1978-1993), archived online at http://martinstannard.com/jsc/jschome.html ). [PSR 30]

MATTHEW STARK recently graduated with an MFA from the University of South Carolina as a James Dickey Fellow. His work appears or is forthcoming in Cider Press Review, Fall Lines, Jasper, and Spillway. [PSR 28]

M. STASIAK grew up in Newfoundland and now lives in London. She has been published in Brittle Star, Envoi, Intepreter’s House, Iota, Magma, The Rialto, and Urthona. [PSR 30]

JONATHAN STEFFEN was born in London in 1958 and read English at Cambridge. In 1987 he received a Hawthornden Fellowship. From 1982 to 1997 he lived in Germany, where he taught at Heidelberg University. He lives in Windsor, where he operates the corporate communication consultancy The Corporate Story alongside his publishing operation Falcon Editions. Acumen published his first poetry pamphlet in 2011, The Colour of Love. This was followed by Exposure, a collection of 40 poems illustrated by the work of 40 different photographers, which appeared under the Falcon Editions imprint in 2012. [PSR 21] [PSR 24]

IAN STEPHEN is a writer, artist, and sailor from the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides. He studied English, Drama, and Education at Aberdeen University. After 15 years in the coastguard service, he resigned in 1995, to work full-time in the arts. His first poetry collection, Malin, Hebrides, Minches was published by Dangaroo Press, Denmark, in 1983. Later collections from Polygon and The Windfall Press. His new collection maritime is forthcoming from Saraband in Spring 2016. [PSR 28]

SHELBY STEPHENSON's Family Matters: Homage to July, the Slave Girl (Bellday Books, 2008) won the 2008 Bellday Poetry Prize. From 1979 to 2010 Shelby Stephenson served as editor of Pembroke Magazine. [PSR 25]

ANNE STEVENSON is an Anglo-American poet, born to American parents in Cambridge, England, but raised in the United States and educated at the University of Michigan. After graduating with honours, she returned to the UK where she has lived for most of her life. Stevenson was the inaugural winner of the Northern Rock Foundation Writer's Award in 2002. In 2007 she received the Lannan Lifetime Achievement Award and the Neglected Master's Award from the Poetry Foundation of America. Her latest collection of poetry is Stone Milk (Bloodaxe, 2007). [PSR 13]

C. P. STEWART lives with his family in North Yorkshire. For two years he was the poetry editor of Sotto Voce Arts and Literary Magazine. A chapbook of his poetry, Taking It In, was published by Koo Poetry Press in 2009. Considering the Lilies: New and Selected Poems, was published by Wordsonthestreet, Galway, in 2011. [PSR 24]

GERRY STEWART was born and grew up in the Midwestern United States and currently lives in Finland. Her work has appeared in Chapman, island, lichen, Poetry Ireland Review, and Semicerchio. She was awarded a Scottish Arts Council Bursary in 2005 to finish her novel Talking Italian in My Sleep. Flambard Press published her first poetry collection Post-Holiday Blues in 2007. [PSR 3] [PSR 22]

JACK STEWART was educated at the University of Alabama and Emory University (where he received his doctorate). From 1992-95 he was a Brittain Fellow at The Georgia Institute of Technology. His work has appeared in Poetry, The Gettysburg Review, The American Literary Review, The Dark Horse, and The Southern Humanities Review. He lives in Fort Worth, Texas, with his wife and two daughters and teaches at the Fort Worth Country Day. [PSR 13] [PSR 15]

R. S. STEWART is a native of Oregon, where he now resides after many years of service at the Oregon State Library. Formerly, he taught Literature and Composition at Christopher Newport College (now University) of the College of William and Mary in Virginia, where he also founded the College Theatre. Two of his plays have been produced at Oregon regional theatres. His poems have appeared in San Jose Studies, Blue Unicorn, Able Muse, Canary, and The Raintown Review. [PSR 24]

EDWIN STOCKDALE was born in Chester in 1985. He graduated from Lancaster University in 2007 in Music and Creative Writing. Recent magazine publications include The Brontë Society Gazette, The Coffee House, Fire, The Interpreter's House, Obsessed with Pipework, Poetry Cornwall, and Poetry Scotland. [PSR 22]

WILL STONE, born in 1966, is a poet, an essayist, and a literary translator who currently divides his time between Belgium and Suffolk. His first two collections, Glaciation (2007) and Drawing in Ash (2011), were published by Salt. His third, The Sleepwalkers, will be published by Rufus in early 2014. His translated works include To the Silenced: Selected Poems of Georg Trakl (Arc, 2005) and a series of books for Hesperus Press, with translations of works by Stefan Zweig (2010), Joseph Roth (2013), and Rainer Maria Rilke (2012). His translations of the Belgian Symbolist poets Emile Verhaeren and Georges Rodenbach appeared from Arc earlier this year. [PSR 4] [PSR 5] [PSR 11] [PSR 13] [PSR 17] [PSR 24]

EDWARD STOREY was born in Cambridgeshire. Before becoming a full time writer in the late 1960s, he worked in adult education for the Peterborough City Education Authority. He has published ten volumes of poetry, most recently New and Selected Poems (Rockingham Press, 2004). He is also the author of several books on the life and history of the Fen Country, and a biography of John Clare, A Right to Song (Methuen, 1982). He moved to Wales in 1999. [PSR 14]

BRADLEY R. STRAHAN teaches poetry at the University of Texas. He is a former Fulbright Professor of Poetry & American Culture (2002-2004). For 12 years he taught Poetry at Georgetown University. He is the director of Visions International Arts and editor of Visions International. [PSR 21]

AUGUST STRAMM was born in 1874, and died in battle in Galicia, in 1915. Although most of his experimental, Expressionist poetry was published after his death, Herwarth Walden published his major work during WWI. Also a playwright (one of his plays was made into an opera by Paul Hindemith), painter and cellist, Stramm is best known as a poet whose advanced style is reminiscent of Ernst Jandl. Like him, he stretched the boundaries of language whilst retaining a strong emotional impact. Stramm is now well-known enough to have over 1700 entries on the Internet. [PSR 4]

LIANE STRAUSS was born in Queens, New York, and grew up in Bergen County, New Jersey. She is the author of Frankie, Alfredo (Donut Press, 2009), Leaving Eden (Salt, 2010), and All the Ways You Still Remind Me of the Moon (Paekakariki Press, 2015). Her poems have appeared in The Georgia Review, The Hudson Review, The Iowa Review, Magma, Poetry, Poetry Review, and Prairie Schooner. She is the Head of Poetry in Creative Writing at Birkbeck College, University of London. [PSR 29]

ALEXANDRA STRNAD read English at the University of Cambridge and completed a Masters in Creative Writing from the University of Oxford. Her poems have been published in Ambit, Cadaverine, Ink, Sweat & Tears, Other Poetry, The Frogmore Papers, The Moth, and Wasafiri. She was the 2014 winner of the Jane Martin Poetry Prize. She is poet-in-residence at Carfax Education. [PSR 30]

SEÁN STREET has published nine collections, the most recent being Jazz Time (Lapwing, 2014) and Cello (Rockingham Press, 2013). Recent prose includes The Memory of Sound (2014) and The Poetry of Radio (2012), both from Routledge. He is Emeritus Professor at Bournemouth University. [PSR 20] [PSR 22] [PSR 27]

DAN STRYK is a London-born American poet, residing in southwest Virginia. He has recently retired from a twenty-three-year Professorship in Creative Writing and World Literature at Virginia Intermont College. He is the author of six collections of poetry. Most recently he published Dimming Radiance: Poems and Prose Parables (Wind Publications, 2008). [PSR 18]

PAUL STUBBS was born in Norwich, where he now lives. He has written adaptations of two classical Greek plays, Euripides' The Bacchae and Aeschylus' Prometheus Bound, and also a radio play, The Messiah. Flambard published his first collection, The Theological Museum, in 2005. A second collection is due from Arc Publications in late 2007. [PSR 12]

SARAH STUTT is studying for a PhD in Creative Writing (“Heimat: Home and belonging in Contemporary German and British Poetry”) at the University of Hull. She won the East Riding Prize in the Philip Larkin Society Poetry Competition in 2010, 2012, and 2015 and has had poems published in Iota, The Yellow Nib, The North, and The Guardian online. [PSR 29]

VIRGIL SUÁREZ was born in Havana, Cuba in 1962. At the age of twelve he arrived in the United States. He received an MFA from Louisiana State University in 1987. His poetry collections include Palm Crows (University of Arizona Press, 2001) and Banyan (LSU Press, 2001), and Guide to the Blue Tongue (University of Illinois Press, 2001). He is the co-editor of the anthologies American Diaspora: Poetry of Displacement (2001) and Like Thunder: Poets Respond of Violence in America (both University of Iowa Press, 2002). He is the recipient of an NEA grant for poetry. He divides his time between Key Biscayne and Tallahassee where he lives with his wife and daughters and teaches as full professor at The Florida State University. [PSR 1] [PSR 5]

RAY SUCCRE is a poet and playwright living on the southern Oregon coast. He has been published in Nthposition, Art Times, and in Posse Review. [PSR 9]

MARIO SUSKO, a witness and survivor of the war in Bosnia, has lived in the USA since 1993, where he is an Associate Professor at Nassau Community College. He is an editor and translator of major American writers, including Saul Bellow, Bernard Malamud, and Kurt Vonnegut, among others. His most recent work includes his Selected Poems 1982-2002 Reading Life and Death (Zagreb: Meandar, 2003), and his sixth collection Closing Time (Harbor Mountain Press, 2008). [PSR 9] [PSR 19]

COLIN SUTHERILL lives near Leominster. He taught on A. E. Markham's programme at Sheffield Hallam University and was recently published in Bare Fiction, Envoi, erbacce, Fire, Stride, and Tears in the Fence. His collection Einstein's Bumblebee (Blackwater) appeared in 1997. His pamphlet-length poem, Ogd, is due out with Red Squirrel Press in 2017. [PSR 25] [PSR 27] [PSR 30]

JANET SUTHERLAND's work has appeared recently in Stride, Shadowtrain, Great Works, Poetry Review, and Shearsman. A collection, Burning the Heartwood, came out from Shearsman in 2006. [PSR 13]

DAVID SUTHERLAND's work has been published, among others, in The American Literary Review, The Midwest Quarterly, The Hollins Critic, The American Poetry Review, and Poetry Magazine. [PSR 19]

KESTON SUTHERLAND is a British poet and lecturer at the University of Sussex. He is the editor of the poetics and critical theory journal QUID and co-editor (with Andrea Brady) of Barque Press which publishes, among others, J. H. Prynne. Collections: Hot White Andy (2007), Neocosis (2005), Neutrality (2004), Antifreeze (2002, all Barque Press), and The Rictus Flag (Object Permanence, 2003). [PSR 15]

MARJORIE SWEETKO lives in Marseille. Her poetry has appeared in The North, The London Magazine, Orbis, South, The Interpreter’s House, South Bank Poetry, Obsessed with Pipework, and on-line in Antiphon and London Grip. [PSR 31]

GEORGE SZIRTES was born in Budapest in 1948. His parents left as refugees in 1956 and he was brought up in England where he has lived since. His first book of poems, The Slant Door (Secker & Warburg, 1979), was joint-winner of The Faber Prize. His dozen books since then have won a variety of prizes and awards, the last, Reel (Bloodaxe, 2004), being awarded the T. S. Eliot Prize. His New and Collected Poems will be published by Bloodaxe in 2008 (the US edition by Sheep's Meadow) together with a book-length study of his work, Reading George Szirtes, by John Sears. He is also a translator of books of poetry and fiction from Hungarian. He is currently Reader in Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia. [PSR 13]

SRIDALA SWAMI lives in Hyderabad, India. Her poetry and fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in journals such as Wasafiri, International Literary Quarterly, and Drunken Boat. Her first collection of poems, A Reluctant Survivor (New Delhi: Sahitya Akademi, 2007), was short-listed for the Shakti Bhatt First Book Award in 2008. [PSR 19]

MARJORIE SWEETKO lives in Marseille, where she edits English language texts for international publication. Her poetry has appeared in The Interpreter's House, The London Magazine, The North, Obsessed with Pipework, Orbis, South, South Bank Poetry and on-line in Antiphon and London Grip. [PSR 27]

WALLY SWIST's books include Invocation (Lamar UP, 2015), Velocity (Virtual Artists Collective, 2013), and Huang Po and the Dimensions of Love (Southern Illinois UP, 2012). His poems have appeared in Blueline, The Cape Rock, Commonweal, Connecticut Review, Crab Orchard Review, Empirical Magazine, Mudfish, North American Review, and Wild River Review. [PSR 25] [PSR 28]

FIONA SZE-LORRAIN is the author of two books of poetry, My Funeral Gondola (Manoa Books/El Leon Literary Arts, 2013) and Water the Moon (Marick, 2010), as well as many books of translation of Chinese, French, and American contemporary poets. She lives in France where she works as an editor and zheng harpist. [PSR 19] [PSR 20] [PSR 25]