Contributors to Poetry Salzburg Review W

ANDREW WACHTEL is the Bertha and Max Dressler Professor in the Humanities at Northwestern University. His most recent books are Remaining Relevant after Communism: The Role of the Writer in Eastern Europe (U of Chicago P, 2006), and Plays of Expectations: Intertextual Relations in Russian 20th-Century Drama (U of Washington P, 2006). He was elected to membership in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2003. His translation of the poetry of Anzhelina Polonskaya, A Voice, appeared in 2005. He is also the editor of Northwestern Press's series "Writings from an Unbound Europe". [PSR 14]

COREY WAKELING (born 1985) lives in Melbourne, Australia. His work has appeared in The Australian Book Review, Cordite, Otoliths, Everyday Genius, [out of nothing], Etchings, Yomimono, Art Monthly (Australia), Willows Wept Review, NZEPC, The Sun Herald (Sydney) and The Age (Melbourne). He currently works on his PhD on Samuel Beckett at the University of Melbourne. [PSR 19]

KEITH WALDROP's recent books include The House Seen from Nowhere (Litmus Press, 2002), Haunt (Instance Press, 2000), the trilogy: The Locality Principle, The Silhouette of the Bridge (America Award, 1997) and Semiramis, If I Remember (Avec Books, 1995, 1997, 2001), and the novel, Light While There Is Light (Sun & Moon, 1993). He has translated, among others, Anne-Marie Albiach, Claude Royet-Journoud, Paol Keineg, Dominique Fourcade, Pascal Quignard, and Jean Grosjean. He teaches at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, and is co-editor of Burning Deck Press. [PSR 4]

ROSMARIE WALDROP's recent books of poems are Reluctant Gravities (New Directions, 1999), Split Infinites (Singing Horse Press, 1998), and Another Language: Selected Poems (Talisman House, 1997). Northwestern UP has reprinted her two novels, The Hanky of Pippin's Daughter and A Form/of Taking/It All (2001). She has translated most of Edmond Jabès's work (her memoir, Lavish Absence: Recalling and Rereading Edmond Jabès, was published by Wesleyan UP in November 2002) as well as volumes by Jacques Roubaud, Emmanuel Hocquard, and, from the German, Friederike Mayröcker, Elke Erb, and Oskar Pastior. [PSR 4]

BRENDA WALKER was born in New South Wales in 1957. She studied at the University of New England in Armidale and, after gaining a PhD in English at the Australian National University, she moved to Perth in 1984. She now lectures in English at the University of Western Australia. Novels: Crush (1991), One More River (1993) and Poe's Cat (1999). She has published a number of articles and reviews in the field of contemporary Australian women's writing. [PSR 10]

SUE WALKER is the Chair of the English Department at the University of South Alabama where she teaches literature and poetry. She is a critic, poet and fiction writer as well as playwright and runs Negative Capability Press. She is the author of four books of poetry. A new collection, It's Good Weather for Fudge: Conversing with Carson McCullers, is forthcoming from New South Press (Montgomery, AL) in October 2003. [PSR 5]

TAÏ WALKER was born in the United States, but spent his formative years in Europe, mainly Germany, where he studied Philosophy and began translating. He then lived for over twenty-five years in South India, where he worked as a translator, primarily of sociology, history and anthropology. He presently lives in Ticino, Switzerland. Although he has been writing for many years, he has not until now attempted to publish his own work. [PSR 17]

PETER WALLIS is three times winner of the Thetford Open Poetry Competition, winner of the Living with Dementia Poetry Competition 2013, and of the Barnet Poetry Competition 2015. He won publication of his pamphlet, Articles of Twinship, in the Bare Fiction Debut Poetry Collection Competition 2015. He is Submissions Editor for the UK charity Poems in the Waiting Room. [PSR 33]

JOHN WALSH, born 1950 in Derry, now lives in Connemara and runs the monthly poetry event North Beach Poetry Nights in Galway city. He has published 2 collections: Johnny Tell Them (Guildhall Press, 2005) and Love's Enterprise Zone (Doire Press, 2007). Salmon published his third collection Chopping Wood with T. S. Eliot in May 2010. [PSR 17]

SARAH JULIET WALSH is a member of the Indian King stanza group in North Cornwall, UK which meets weekly for writing and critique. She has been published in The Rialto, Magma, The Fenland Reed, The North, and The Interpreter's House. Formerly a gardener and landscaper in London she now manages land for biodiversity and keeps rare breed cattle. [PSR 34]

TSERING WANGMO DHOMPA grew up in the Tibetan communities in India and Nepal. She is the author of two chapbooks, In Writing the Names (A.bacus, Potes & Poets Press, 2001), and Recurring Gestures (Tangram Press, 2000). Her first book of poems is Rules of the House (Apogee Press, 2003). She works for a non-profit foundation in San Francisco where she lives. [PSR 6]

CHRISTIAN WARD is the author of Bone Transmissions (Maverick Duck Press, 2009). His work has been published in The Warwick Review, Grasslimb, Decanto, Remark, Iota, Other Poetry, Poetry Wales, Crannog, Envoi, and The Emerson Review. [PSR 13] [PSR 16]

DONALD WARD was born in 1909 in Belmont, Surrey. His first book The Dead Snake (Allison & Busby) received an Arts Council Award in 1971. Anvil Press produced Border Country, Mandeville Press and Mammon Press published three pamphlets. His most important collections are Lark Over Stone Walls (Hippopotamus, 1993), Collected Poems (U. of Salzburg, 1995), and Selected Poems 1956-1996 (U. of Salzburg, 1996). [PSR 1]

RANDI WARD is a poet, translator, lyricist, and photographer from West Virginia. She earned her MA in Cultural Studies from the University of the Faroe Islands and is a recipient of the American-Scandinavian Foundation’s Nadia Christensen Prize. Her work has appeared in Asymptote, Beloit Poetry Journal, Cimarron Review, The Cortland Review, Thrush Poetry Journal, and World Literature Today. [PSR 30]

PETER WARSHAW lives in Ashland, Southern Oregon. His poems have appeared in Commonweal, Sewanee Review, Science Editor, and The Jefferson Monthly. [PSR 22]

PHILIP A. WATERHOUSE was born and raised in a northeast town with one firehouse that tooted a special sequence for "Snow, no school today." He settled in a North San Francisco Bay Area town with one firehouse, no snow. Old newshound of print, radio, nothing big time and political campaign "consultant" doing hack writing, all occurred after a brief stint of years with contrasting respectable work as wheat harvester and construction project gofer. Unfortunately, he died on 4 September 2010 at the age of 87. [PSR 19]

PAUL WATSKY lives in San Francisco, and earns his living as a Jungian analyst. His poetry has appeared in magazines such as The Cream City Review, Poetry Flash, Elysian Fields, and Modern Haiku. Tel-let published his chapbooks More Questions Than Answers (2001) and Sea Side (2003). [PSR 8]

IAN WATSON was born in Belfast but has spent most of his life in Bremen working as a Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing and British and Irish Literature. He has published poems, articles, and literary translations in Cyphers, Hard Times, Honest Ulsterman, Prairie Schooner, and Stint. He also makes radio features and co-authored the documentary Cool to Be Celtic on Irish popular music for the French and German TV station arte. From 1994 to 2012 he edited newleaf magazine and newleaf press. His collection Granny's Interpreter was published by Salmon Poetry in August 2015. [PSR 22] [PSR 23] [PSR 28]

ANTHONY WATTS has published four published collections: Strange Gold (KQBX Press, 1991), The Talking Horses of Dreams (Iron Press, 1999), Steart Point (John Garland, 2009), and The Shell Gatherer (Oversteps, 2011). He lives in Somerset, England. [PSR 32]

J. S. WATTS is a British novelist and poet. She was born in London and now lives and writes in East Anglia. In between, she read English at Somerville College, Oxford and spent many years working in the British education sector. Her latest poetry pamphlet, The Submerged Sea, was published by Dempsey & Windle in 2018. [PSR 34]

STEPHEN WATTS is a poet, editor and translator. Recent books are Gramsci & Caruso (Prague: Periplum, 2003) & The Blue Bag (London & New Delhi: Aark Arts, 2004). He helps run the Multicultural Arts Consortium in Whitechapel, where he also lives & where the "Brick Lane Mela Poem" is set. He has guest edited Mother Tongues (MPT, 2001) & co-edited with David Miller Music While Drowning (Tate Publications, 2003). He co-translates mainly contemporary Persian, Kurdish & Slovenian poets. [PSR 9]

JULIA WEBB did a Poetry MA at the University of East Anglia. She teaches Creative Writing at a women's centre, runs the Norwich Poetry Book Group and is on the editorial team of Lighthouse. She has had work published in journals including The Rialto, Ink Sweat and Tears, Other Poetry, Poetry News, and South. In 2011 she won the Poetry Society's Stanza Competition with her prose poem "Lent". [PSR 24]

Born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, J. MARCUS WEEKLEY now lives and works and plays in Lubbock, Texas. He is also a photographer, and is working in collaboration with Gail Folkins on a book about dance halls in Texas. His writing has appeared, or is forthcoming in, Iowa Review, 3 a.m., and Quick Fiction, among other places. [PSR 9]

PAUL WEIDKNECHT was born in Point Pleasant, New Jersey and currently lives in Phillipsburg. His work has appeared in Clackamas Literary Review, Fractured West, The Los Angeles Review, Pisgah Review, and Rosebud. [PSR 22]

REGINA WEINERT lives in Sheffield and has taught/researched language and linguistics. She has been part of a number of writing groups (including the Poetry Business and the Arvon Foundation), is interested in Reflective and Therapeutic Writing and is a member of Lapidus. She has had poems published in Magma, The North, Pennine Platform, and Under the Radar. [PSR 32] [PSR 34]

JOSEF WEINHEBER (1892-1945) was the major poetic voice of Germany in the 1930s and remains one of the distinctive voices of German poetry in the twentieth century. Volumes of verse include: Adel und Untergang (1934, "Nobility and Decline"), Wien wörtlich (1935, "Vienna Verbally"), and Kammermusik (1939, "Chamber Music"). [PSR 8] [PSR 10]

TOM WEIR was one of the two winners of the 2014 IOTA Shot Pamphlet Award with his pamphlet The Outsider. His first full collection All That Falling (Templar) was brought out in 2015. [PSR 32]

MARK WEISS' publications include six books and chapbooks of poetry: Letter to Maxine (Heron Press, 1974), Intimate Wilderness (New Rivers Press, 1976), A Block Print by Kuniyoshi (Four Zoas Nighthouse Press, 1994), Fieldnotes (Junction Press, 1995), Figures: 32 Poems (2002), and As Landscape (2009, both Chax Press). He is editor and publisher of Junction Press. [PSR 15]

DANIEL WEISSBORT taught for many years in America, but is now back in England where he edits Modern Poetry in Translation, which Ted Hughes and he founded in 1965. His most recent translation is Selected Poems of Nikolay Zabolotsky (Carcanet) and his most recent poetry collection is What Was All the Fuss About? (Anvil). He is working on a Historical Translation Theory Reader for Oxford University Press and a book on Ted Hughes and Translation for the same publisher. Anvil will publish his Letters to Ted and a translational memoir of the late Joseph Brodsky, From Russian With Love. [PSR 2]

MARIE LUISE WEISSMANN was born in Schweinfurt in 1899. Her first attempts at poetry were published in 1918 under the pseudonym M. Wels. She later settled in Munich, occupying various secretarial posts, and in 1922 married Heinrich F. S. Bachmair, who published her four collections of verse as well as her translations of Paul Verlaine and Blaise Cendrars. She died of an infection resulting from angina in 1929. [PSR 20]

ROBERT ANTHONY WELCH has published poetry, fiction, criticism, and drama. Of his five volumes of poetry The Evergreen Road (2006) and Constanza (2010) were published by Lagan Press. He was Dean of Arts at the University of Ulster, where he is now Professor Emeritus of English. He is the editor of The Oxford Companion to Irish Literature (1996). Together with Greg Delanty he edited Patrick Galvin: New and Selected Poems (Cork UP, 1996). [PSR 18]

PAULA WELD-CARY is a naturalist who enjoys mountain climbing and birding. She lives in New York with her husband and son. Her poems have been published in Atlanta Review, Nimrod International, and The Lyric. She is also a novelist with four completed novel manuscripts. [PSR 13]

HEATHER WELLS is Assistant Editor of The London Magazine. Maiden Voyage (2014) is her debut poetry collection. [PSR 28]

KIRK WEST, born in Rochester, south-east England, in 1952, is a teacher of English as a Foreign Language and a translator. [PSR 22]

PHILIP WEXLER, originally from Brooklyn, New York, lives in Bethesda, Maryland, where he also works for the U.S. National Library of Medicine. His poetry has been published in a variety of magazines such as Poetry Northwest, Potomac Review, Seattle Review, and Karamu. In 2008, he coordinated and hosted the HearArts literary reading/musical performance series at VisArts Arts Center in Rockville, Maryland. [PSR 18]

WYNN WHELDON has had work published in many magazines including Acumen, London Magazine, Orbis, and The Spectator. He recently assisted William Sieghart and Matthew Hollis in compiling Winning Words (Faber and Faber, 2012). Tiny Disturbances, an Acumen Occasional Pamphlet and his first collection, was published in June 2012. He has worked in journalism, arts administration, politics, bookselling, radio, and advertising. [PSR 23]

ANTHONY WHITE was born in Chelmsford in 1944. Educated at King Edward VI Grammar School Chelmsford, Hammersmith College of Building and Architecture, Colchester School of Art and Design, Ravensbourne College of Art and Design. A career in cinema, television and theatre has allowed him to pursue his personal research in painting, film and writing without commercial pressure. [PSR 20]

CALVIN WHITE lives in Salmon Arm, British Columbia, Canada where he works as a therapeutic tutor for troubled teenagers. He also leads writing adventures to India. In 2010, he worked for Médecins Sans Frontières as a mental health specialist in Uzbekistan. His publications include poetry, We Run Faster with the Deer (Turnstone Press, 2001), and non-fiction, The Secret Life of Teenagers (The Key Publishing Co., 2013). [PSR 24]

JAMES R. WHITLEY lives in Boston, Massachusetts and works as an attorney. His poetry has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and has been published in numerous magazines including Gargoyle, Mississippi Review, Poetry Midwest, and Xavier Review. His first book, Immersion (Lotus Press, 2002), was selected by Lucille Clifton as the winner of the 2001 Naomi Long Madgett Poetry Award. His second book This Is the Red Door won the 2003 Ironweed Press Poetry Prize and was be published in 2005. [PSR 6] [PSR 9]

ROD WHITWORTH was born in Ashton-under-Lyne in 1943. He has done a number of jobs including teaching maths (for 33 years) and conducting traffic censuses. He has had work published in The North, Magma, The Cannon’s Mouth, Poetry Salzburg Review, and Manchester Cathedral 'Writing the Cathedral' project, and won prizes in the Buxton and George Mackay Brown Fellowship competitions. He now lives in Oldham. [PSR 33]

MILENA WIECZOREK, born in Rybnik, southern Poland, in 1960, is a graduate from the University of Gdansk. She has published six volumes of poetry, including Tytus, Syn Rembrandta (1987; "Titus, Son of Rembrandt"), Poezja ("Selected Verse"), and Czastka swiatla ("A Particle of Light"; both 2005). Most recently she has, with her husband Kirk West, translated work by Cyprian Norwid into English for a spoken word CD. [PSR 22]

AARON D. WIEGERT has a BA in English from Iowa State University and is a Staff Writer for Drunk Monkeys Webzine. His work has appeared in Indent Magazine, The Broken Plate, The Tulane Review, The South Carolina Review, Burner Magazine, and Antique Children Quarterly. [PSR 24]

KLAUS WIEMANN, born in 1934 in Germany, studied Biology, Physics and Sports Science. He taught Biomechanics and Kinesiology at the universities of Bochum and Wuppertal. Since 1999, he has concentrated on painting in the style of Fantastic Realism. His artworks show scenes and objects from mythology, imaginary creations, and human bodies in movement. [PSR 15]

KAZIMIERZ WIERZYŃSKI (1894-1969) was born in Drohobyez, Austria-Hungary (now Drohobych, Ukraine) and studied in Krakow and Vienna before serving in the Austrian Army during the Great War. He lived in Warsaw during the inter-war period and was a co-founder of the Skamander group. From 1939 until his death, he lived in exile, mainly in the USA. He is a highly regarded Polish poet and has been extensively anthologized in Poland, even under the Communists. Selected Poems (New York: Voyages Press, 1959) is the only volume of his poetry that has been published in English. [PSR 11]

MENNO WIGMAN (The Netherlands, 1966) is regarded as one of the most interesting poets of his generation and he has won several awards. He has published three full-length collections to date: 's Zomers stinken alle steden [In the Summer All Cities Stink] (Bert Bakker, 1997), Zwart als kaviaar [Black as Caviar] (Prometheus / Bert Bakker, 2001), Dit is mijn dag [This Is My Day] (Prometheus, 2004). In 2006 he was invited to write a short collection to celebrate National Poetry Day. Wigman is also very active as an editor and translator; Baudelaire and Rilke are among the poets whose work he has translated into Dutch. [PSR 16]

ANDREW WILDERMUTH is a poet from Maryland, studying American Literature and Culture in Erlangen, Germany. His first collection of poems, US, won the Kate Chandler Award for Literature, Writing, and the Environment. His work has appeared in Avatar, Here Comes Everyone, Into the Void, SOFTBLOW, and Yes Poetry. [PSR 34]

BEN WILENSKY, 66, has been a merchant seaman, soldier, news reporter, and art teacher. He favors good wine and whiskey, Chinese food, and American football. He works out at a gym three times a week. He is married to the great love of his life. His work has appeared world-wide. [PSR 1]

JAMES WILKIE, born in Glasgow, holds a Ph.D degree from the University of Vienna, where he lives. He is a prolific writer, broadcaster and foreign policy consultant to several national and international organisations and edited the intercultural magazine Austria Today for fifteen years. [PSR 2]

CHARLES WILKINSON was born in Birmingham, UK in 1950. Publications: The Pain Tree and Other Stories (London Magazine Editions, 2000) and The Snowman and Other Poems (Iron Press, 1987). His pamphlet Ag & Au was published by Flarestack Poets in 2013. Recent work has appeared in Envoi, Gargoyle, Magma, New Walk, Orbis, Other Poetry, Poetry Wales, Shearsman, The Reader, The SHOp, Tears in the Fence, Under the Radar, and The Warwick Review. He lives in Powys, Wales. [PSR 17] [PSR 19] [PSR 22] [PSR 24] [PSR 26] [PSR 29] [PSR 34]

JOHN WILKINSON works in mental health in North East London. From 2003-04 he will be based in New York thanks to a Fulbright Distinguished Scholar Award, working on a book on mental health and the city. His most recent books of poetry are Effigies Against the Light (Salt, 2001) and Signs of an Intruder (Parataxis, 2001). A new Salt collection will appear this year. [PSR 4]

JUDITH WILKINSON is a British poet and translator, living in Groningen, the Netherlands. She has won many awards for her work, including the Popescu Prize for European poetry in translation in 2011, for her translation of Toon Tellegen's Raptors (Carcanet, 2011). She has written two collections of her own poetry, Tightrope Dancer (2010) and Canyon Journey (2016, both Shoestring Press). [PSR 5] [PSR 7] [PSR 9] [PSR 14] [PSR 16] [PSR 18] [PSR 24] [PSR 28] [PSR 31]

RIK WILKINSON has been published in Acumen, Agenda, Equinox, Manifold, and Spokes Magazine. His pamphlet collection A Hundred Mile Walk was published by Acumen in 2008. [PSR 16]

BRIAN WILLEMS is an American teaching British literature at the University of Split, Croatia. His work has been published in Prague Literary Review, Eyeshot, Milk Magazine and others. [PSR 9]

GWILYM WILLIAMS was born in North Wales. In 1962 he was paid 10/6d by the Liverpool Echo for his first poem. He then gave up poetry for 40 years. He was recently rescued by David Greenslade and told to give poetry another go. Poems have appeared in iota, Pulsar and Poetry Monthly. He lives in Vienna. [PSR 10]

JOHN HARTLEY WILLIAMS has published twelve collections of poetry, two of which were shortlisted for the T. S. Eliot Prize. His most recent publications are Less of That W or I'll Z You! (Surrealist Editions, 2011), Hex Wheels (Bonnefant Press, 2011), A Poetry Inferno (Shoestring Press, 2011), Outpost Theatre (Bonnefant Press, 2010), Café des Artistes (Jonathan Cape, 2009), and The Ship (Salt, 2007). He has lived for the last thirty years in Berlin. [PSR 21]

J. L. WILLIAMS was born in New Jersey and studied at Wellesley College with the poet Frank Bidart. Her poetry has been published in The Red Wheelbarrow, The Wolf, Aesthetica, Fulcrum, and Stand. She is currently studying on the MLitt course in Creative Writing at the University of Glasgow. [PSR 14]

JOHN SIBLEY WILLIAMS is the author of Controlled Hallucinations (FutureCycle Press, 2013) and six poetry chapbooks. He serves as editor of The Inflectionist Review, co-director of the Walt Whitman 150 project, and Marketing Director of Inkwater Press. A few previous publishing credits include: Bryant Literary Review, The Chaffin Journal, Cider Press Review, Cream City Review, The Evansville Review, Inkwell, RHINO, and Third Coast. He lives in Portland, Oregon, USA. [PSR 25]

HEIDI WILLIAMSON has lived in Stirling, Brussels, and Norfolk. She was poet-in-residence at the London Science Museum's Dana Centre in 2008 and 2009. Her first collection Electric Shadow (Bloodaxe, 2011) was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation and shortlisted for the 2012 Seamus Heaney Centre Prize for Poetry. She is currently poet-in-resi-dence at the John Jarrold Printing Museum in Norwich. [PSR 24]

Born in Wiltshire, JACKIE WILLS now lives in Brighton. She has published four collections of poetry with Arc: Powder Tower (1995), Fever Tree (2003), Commandments (2007), Woman’s Head as Jug (2013), and one with Leviathan: Party (2000). Powder Tower was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation and shortlisted for the 1995 T. S. Eliot Prize. She was a Royal Literary Fund Fellow at the universities of Surrey and Sussex between 2009 and 2012. [PSR 31]

CLIVE WILMER has recently published his New and Collected Poems (Carcanet, 2012) and his translations of poems by János Pilinszky, Passio (Worple, 2011), translated from the Hungarian with George Gömöri. He is Emeritus Fellow in English at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, and the Master of John Ruskin's Guild of St. George. He has written extensively on the work of Ruskin and his circle, interviewed poets for the BBC, and edited an anthology about Cambridge. [PSR 22]

DAVID WILSON lives in North Yorkshire, England. The Equilibrium Line, a collection of poems inspired by climbing, has just been published by smith|doorstop. His debut poetry pamphlet, Slope, was published in 2016. Paul Muldoon awarded him the 2015 Poets and Players Prize for his poem “Everest”. [PSR 34]

JOYCE WILSON, editor of The Poetry Porch, a literary magazine on the Internet since 1997, has taught English at Boston University and Suffolk University. Her first book of poems, The Etymology of Spruce (Rock Village), and a chapbook, The Springhouse (Finishing Line) were both published in 2010. Individual poems have appeared in Ibbetson Street Magazine, Salamander, Mezzo Cammin, and Poetry Ireland Review. The chapbook, The Need for a Bridge, was released by Finishing Line Press earlier this year. A full-length collection, Take & Receive, has just been published by Kelsay Books. [PSR 34]

PHILIP WILSON grew up in Yorkshire and teaches at the University of East Anglia. He has edited Literary Translation: Re-drawing the Boundaries (with Jean Boase-Beier and Antoinette Fawcett; Palgrave Macmillan, 2014) and is the author of Translation after Wittgenstein (Routledge, December 2015). The Bright Rose (Arc, 2015) is a volume of poems that he has selected and translated from Old and Middle High German. [PSR 28]

ROSS WILSON was born in 1978 and raised in Kelty, a former mining village in West Fife, Scotland. His poems have appeared in Edinburgh Review, Gutter, and Horizon Review. His first pamphlet, The Heavy Bag, was published by Calder Wood Press in 2011. [PSR 28]

KURT WILT is Professor of English and Writing at Saint Leo University. A writer of poems, prose, plays, and books, his work has appeared in publications such as Essays on Canadian Writing, Prism International, Matrix, Louisville Review, Gulf Stream Review, Red Rock Review, and Crosscurrents. In addition, his collection of sonnets, Red Sonnets, was published by Green Rabbit Press in 2004. [PSR 22]

GEOFFREY WINCH's poetry has been published in journals including Envoi, Fire, Iota, Sarasvati, South, and South Bank Poetry. His tanka have appeared in journals such as Blithe Spirit, Modern English Tanka, and Ribbons. His third collection, Letting the Road-Dust Settle (Indigo Dreams, 2010), coincided with his retirement as a highway engineer. [PSR 25]

KAREL WITT, born 1947 in Ostrava (Moravia), lives in Berne (Switzerland), self-taught, ... is a notorious moonshiner & retrorunner thru time ..., un-buttoning the past with offbeat methods, he distils history's indigestible events, thus laying down an all-time valid guidance on how to stay out of reach & keep out of range. So obviously, ... (neo-)dAdA or rather deonada is still alive! [PSR 22]

ELIZABETH WITTS lives in London, and used to work for the BBC Overseas Services. Her first collection of poems, The Pool of Echoes, was published in 2006 by Authority. [PSR 11]

SHOLEH WOLPÉ was born in Persia but spent most of her teen years in Trinidad and England, ending up in the U.S. where she says she became fasci-nated by its vastness, isolation and good-looking men. She spent her twenties pursuing degrees at three universities; thereafter she worked as a health docu-mentary producer. She was selected this year by the LA Poetry Festival as one of the "talented poets who've reached an interesting level of development and who've lately become active and influential in the community." She lives in Redlands where she hosts Poetry at the Loft. [PSR 5]

Originally from Essex, MICK WOOD worked for many years in experimental and community theatre as a director and performer. His poems have been published in Acumen, The Interpreter's House, Poetry Ireland Review, Poetry London, Seam, and THE SHOp. He now lives in Strasbourg. [PSR 16] [PSR 18]

DIANA WOODCOCK's first collection, Swaying on the Elephant's Shoulders, was published by Little Red Tree in 2011. Her three chapbooks include In the Shade of the Sidra Tree (Finishing Line Press, 2010), Mandala (Foothills Publishing, 2009), and Travels of a Gwai Lo (Toadlily Press, 2009). She is a PhD candidate at Lancaster University. Currently teaching at Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar, she has lived and worked in Tibet, Macau and Thailand. [PSR 21]

GREGORY WOODS is the author of four collections, all from Carcanet Press: We Have the Melon (1992), May I Say Nothing (1998), The District Commissioner's Dreams (2002), and Quidnunc (2007). His critical books include Articulate Flesh: Male Homo-Eroticism and Modern Poetry (1987) and A History of Gay Literature: The Male Tradition (1998), both from Yale University Press. [PSR 13]

ANNE HARDING WOODWORTH is the author of five books of poetry, the most recent being Unattached Male (Poetry Salzburg, 2014). Her work has appeared in many journals in print and on-line, including The Antigonish Review, Connecticut Review, Innisfree Poetry Journal, Painted Bride Quarterly, Poet Lore, and TriQuarterly. She is a member of the Poetry Board at the Folger Shakespeare Library, in Washington, DC, where she lives. [PSR 23] [PSR 28]

BARON WORMSER was born in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1948. He did graduate studies at the University of California, Irvine and the University of Maine. In 2000 he was appointed Poet Laureate of Maine and served in that capacity for six years. He currently resides in Cabot, Vermont. Since 2002 he has taught in the Stonecoast MFA program at the University of Southern Maine. In 2009 he joined the Fairfield University MFA program. He has published nine col-lections of poetry, his most recent are Scattered Chapters: New and Selected Poems (Sarabande, 2008) and Impenitent Notes (CavanKerry, 2011). [PSR 22]

RICHARD WOTTON is a translator who lives in Berlin. His poems have recently been published in The Frogmore Papers, Orbis, and Upstairs at Duroc. [PSR 22] [PSR 25]

LILIANE WOUTERS (1930) was born in Ixelles (Brussels) where she worked as a teacher until 1980. In 1985 she was elected to the Belgian Académie royale de langue et de littérature françaises. She won the Nuit de la Poésie (1955), (among the judges were Cocteau, Aragon and Reverdy), the Prix triennal de Poésie (1962), Prix Louise Labé (1967), Grand Prix de la Maison de Poésie (1989). Selected titles: l’aloès (1983), Journal du Scribe (1990), Le billet de Pascal (2000). [PSR 8]

LAWRENCE WRAY has been published in a variety of on-line and print journals, including Cider Press Review, Crab Orchard Review, The Dark Horse, The Innisfree Poetry Journal, Pittsburgh Poetry Review, and Weave Magazine. He studied Comparative Literature at Binghamton University and English at Duquesne University. [PSR 27] [PSR 33] , Crab Orchard Review, and Cider Press Review.

MICHAEL WRIGHT is a retired librarian. He read English at Cambridge. He was formerly editor of the English Berlioz Society Bulletin; his cycle of poems, Mosaic of the Air (University of Salzburg Press, 1996) is based on Berlioz' compositions. [PSR 12]

ROBERT WRIGLEY has published ten books of poetry in the US and the UK. A former Guggenheim Fellow, he is Distinguished Professor of English at the University of Idaho. A new collection, Box, will appear in 2017, from his long-time publisher Penguin Books. [PSR 29]

GRZEGORZ WRÓBLEWSKI was born in 1962 in Gdansk and grew up in Warsaw. Since 1985 he has lived in Copenhagen. He has published nine volumes of poetry and two collections of short prose pieces in Poland; three books of poetry, a book of poetic prose and an experimental novel (translations) in Denmark; and selected poems in Bosnia-Herzegovina. English translations of Wróblewski's poetry have appeared in journals on both sides of the Atlantic, including Poetry London, Jacket, and Chicago Review. Two selections have been published in English: Our Flying Objects: Selected Poems (Equipage, 2007) and A Marzipan Factory: New and Selected Poems (Otoliths, 2010). [PSR 21]

CHARLES WYATT is the author of a collection of short fiction, Listening to Mozart (University of Iowa Press, 1995), and a novella, Falling Stones: The Spirit Autobiography of S. M. Jones. He has published poems in numerous journals in the USA. He is presently visiting fiction writer at Purdue University. [PSR 6]

LYNNE WYCHERLEY was born in East Anglia, but her writing is inspired by many landscapes, including those of Ireland and Scotland. She is a former Blue Nose Poet-of-the-Year. Her first pamphlet, Cracks in the Ice, was published by Acumen (1999). Shoestring Press released her first full collection At the Edge of Light in 2003. [PSR 6]