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, inConnecticut 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 Conversationswith Derek Walcott, Elia Kazan: Interviews, and The Unfortunates, which received the 1997 T. S. Eliot Poetry Prize. His forthcoming collectionis "Borges" and Other Sonnets (New Odyssey Press, Fall 2003). His work has appeared in Poetry, The London Magazine, TheKenyon 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 Editorof 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]

JOSEPHINE BALMER's recent collections are Letting Go (Agenda Editions, 2017) and The Paths of Survival (Shearsman, 2017), which was a Poetry Book of the Year in The Times. Previous works include The Word for Sorrow (Salt, 2009), Chasing Catullus (2004) and translations of Catullus, Classical Women Poets and Sappho (all Bloodaxe). She has also published a study of classical translation and versioning, Piecing Together the Fragments (OUP, 2013). [PSR 32]

MARIE-CLAIRE BANCQUART lives is an Emeritus Professor at the Sorbonne and has written21 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 living abroad since 1975, for a short time in Iraq and since then in France, where he is now Emeritus Professor of English Linguistics at the Université de Bretagne Occidentale. His publications include Celt Seed: Selected Poems (Poetry Salzburg, 2003). [PSR 8] [PSR 19] [PSR 40]

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, andNew Letters. In 2008 he was appointed the first Missouri Poet Laureate. [PSR 14] [PSR 22]

ANDREW BARHAM, born in Calgary, Alberta to parents who independently immigrated to Canada from England after the war. Decided to become a poet while completing Grade 12 in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. Switched primarily to free verse in Vancouver two years later, then switched back to rhymed, metered verse 40 years after that in Prespatou, BC. Has lived in lots of different places and done lots of bizarre and crazy things, from digging graves in Ardrishaig, Scotland, to teaching Maths in a remote Mennonite community in Northeastern BC. [PSR 34]

MIKE BARLOW has won a number of competitions including the 2006 National Poetry Competition and the 2004 Poetry Business Book and Pamphlet Competition. He has published three full collections, the most recent being Charmed Lives (smith|doorstop, 2012). His latest publication is the pamphlet Some Kind of Ghost (New Walk Editions, 2018). He runs Wayleave Press, a small pamphlet publishing venture, and is also a visual artist. [PSR 29] [PSR 32] [PSR 35]

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 inFivearts Cities' poetry postcard event, which exhibited at Seven Stories children's literature building, aswell as a solo art/poetry exhibition at The People's Theatre. He is working on a collaborative art andliterature project with Lisa Matthews titled How Gay Are Your Genes. [PSR 12]

RANALD A. BARNICOT lives in Watford, UK, and is a retired teacher of EFL/ESOL who has worked in Spain, Portugal, Italy and the UK. He has published original poems and translations from Ancient Greek, Latin, French, Spanish, Portuguese and Italian in The French Literary Review, Stand, Acumen, and Orbis. Books: A Greek Verse for Ophelia and Other Poems by Giovanni Quessep (with Felipe Botero Quintana, Out-spoken Press, 2018), By Me, Through Me (Alba Publishing, 2018), and Friendship, Love, Abuse etc: The Shorter Poems of Catullus (Dempsey and Windle, 2020). [PSR 33] [PSR 36] [PSR 40]

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 waseditor of the cultural magazine Planet: The Welsh Internationalist. His most recent book of poems isThe 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 atKnox College in Galesberg, Illinois. She is from Niles, Illinois. [PSR 3]

AYESHA FATIMA BARQUE is an assistant professor at the Department of English Language & Literature, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan. Her MPhil dissertation was a study of Derek Walcott’s Omeros. [PSR 33]

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 hercollection The Bat Detector (Wrecking Ball Press, 2005) has been released as a spoken word CD with solo violacompositions by Robin Ireland (Miridien Records, 2008). A new collection, A Dart of Green and Blue,is due from Arc in December 2010. [PSR 18]

JOHN BARRON lives in Sheffield and works in deaf education. His poems have been published in Antiphon, Pennine Platform, and The North. In 2013 tall-lighthouse published his pamphlet The Nail Forge. [PSR 38]

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 Businesslast year. He is also founder and chairman of the Fermoy International Poetry Festival. [PSR 26]

MICHAEL BARTHOLOMEW-BIGGS a retired mathematician who is poetry editor of the online magazine London Grip. He helps organise a reading series at St Mary’s Church in Islington, London which has had a post-Covid relaunch as “Poetry above the Crypt”. His latest book is Poems in the Case (Shoestring Press, 2018). [PSR 33] [PSR 38] [PSR 40]

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 ofthe 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 inAmbit, 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 songcycles The White Princess and First Fruit will be performed at the Birmingham Arts Music Alliance and atthe Festival for Women in Music at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY. [PSR 17]

BOB BEAGRIE has published seven full collections, most recently This Game of Strangers (Wyrd Harvest, 2017), Nobody (Hunting Raven, 2017), and Leasungspell (Smokestack, 2016). His work has been translated into Finnish, Urdu, Swedish, Dutch, Spanish, Estonian, and Karelian. He is co-director of Ek Zuban Press and Literature Development and a founding member of the experimental spoken word and music collective Project Lono. He lives in Middlesbrough and is a senior lecturer in creative writing at Teesside University. [PSR 32]

FRED BEAKE was born in Cheshire in 1948, but grew up in the rural West Riding. He waseducated 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), The Old Outlaw (Shoestring Press, 2011), and Out of Silence (Poetry Salzburg, 2020). [PSR 10] [PSR 12] [PSR 14] [PSR 26] [PSR 31] [PSR 35] [PSR 37] [PSR 40]

JEFFERY BEAM lives in Hillsborough, North Carolina and works as a botanical librarianat 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 editorof Oyster Boy Review.[PSR 12]

VICTORIA BEAN studied Creative Writing while at the Royal College of Art, London. Herwork 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]

CHRIS BECKETTis an archivist at the British Library. He has written a number of critical essays about the archive collections that cross his desk, including the papers of M. J. Tambimuttu, Bob Cobbing, Lee Harwood, J. G. Ballard, and Will Self. He is the editor of a new edition of Ballard's Crash (4th Estate, 2017), which incorporates draft material from the author's archive. Recent poetry published in Noon: Journal of the Short Poem and Noon: An Anthology of Short Poems (Isobar Press, 2019). [PSR 39]

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 ofDelta, 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 collections are The Bread Horse, published by Red Squirrel Press in 2015, Chagall’s Circus (Dempsey & Windle, 2019), and The Dancers of Colbeck (Two Rivers Press, 2020). [PSR 10] [PSR 11] [PSR 12] [PSR 13] [PSR 16] [PSR 18] [PSR 20] [PSR 23] [PSR 26] [PSR 27] [PSR 29] [PSR 32] [PSR 33] [PSR 34] [PSR 36]

NAZAND BEGIKHANI, born in Iraqi Kurdistanin 1964. Living in exile (Denmark, France and later UK) since 1987. PhDin Comparative Literature at Sorbonne University, France. She has publishedtwo poetry collections in Kurdish, Yesterday of Tomorrow (Paris1995) 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 inCreative 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]

KATE BEHRENS has published four collections with Two Rivers Press: The Beholder (1982), Man with Bombe Alaska (2015), Penumbra (2019), and Transitional Spaces (2022). Other poems have appeared in Blackbox Manifold, Mslexia, Stand, The High Window, Wild Court, Axon: Creative Explorations, Noon, and in translation in the Macedonian literary journal Rast. [PSR 32] [PSR 38]

GERARD BEIRNE was born in Ireland. A Canadian citizen, he has lived in Canada for overthirteen years. He received an MFA in Creative Writing from Eastern Washington University. He is a past recipient of theSunday Tribune/Hennessy New Irish Writer of the Year Award. He was appointed Writer-in-Residence at theUniversity of New Brunswick 2008-2009. His collection Digging My Own Grave was published by Dedalus Pressin 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 forQuarto - 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 hasbeen published in Spoon River Poetry Review, The Columbia Review, and Iodine Poetry Journal.[PSR 12]

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

CHRIS BENDON (1950-2011) was a poet, playwright, short fiction writer, and critic. He studied English at St. David’s University College, Lampeter (now University of Wales, Trinity Saint David) from 1977-1980. He published 13 volumes of poetry in his lifetime. He was awarded the Hugh MacDiarmid Memorial Trophy and won £1,000 in the World Wide Fund for Nature/Guardian Poetry Competition. Poetry Salzburg published the following books that are still in print: Jewry (1995), Crossover: A Play on Words or Libretto for an Imaginary Opera (1996), and Novella: A Novel Poem (1997). [PSR 6] [PSR 13] [PSR 36] [PSR 37]

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

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

DANIEL BENNETT was born in Shropshire and lives in London. His poems have been published in The Manchester Review, Under the Radar, and The Stinging Fly. His chapbook Arboreal Days was published by Red Ceilings Press in 2018, his first collection is West South North, North South East (The High Window, 2019). [PSR 34]

MARTIN BENNETT lives in Rome where he works as a translator and teacher at the Universityof 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 ofthe University of Edinburgh where he studied Ancient History. He grew up in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and plans to move backthere in the not too distant future. [PSR 19]

ANNE BERESFORD. Brought up and educatedin 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), SelectedPoems (both Agenda Editions, 1997), and Hearing Things (Katabasis,2002). Her Collected Poems will be published by Katabasis in September 2006. [PSR 9]

CLODAGH BERESFORD DUNNEis a former lawyer and international public speaker. Her poems have been published in Poetry Ireland Review, The Irish Times, The Stinging Fly, The Moth, Southword, The London Magazine, Poetry (Chicago), and Pittsburgh Poetry Review. Her poem "Seven Sugar Cubes", which first appeared in The Irish Times, was voted Irish Poem of the Year at the 2017 Irish Book Awards and in 2019 she was chosen as the recipient of the Clarissa Luard Emerging Writer Award. A recipient of several Arts Council of Ireland Awards she was a featured poet in the National Library of Ireland's "Poets in Conversation" series. [PSR 39]

SARA BERNAL-RUTTER, born in Brazil, has studied Museology at the University of Rio de Janeiro, postgraduate 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 eightvolumes 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 yearsspent in Philadelphia, New Mexico, Tennessee, and Virginia, she currently resides in New Jersey. She is manager andcurator 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 inThe Battersea Review, Berfrois, The Columbia Review, Fjords, Tampa Review, andZouch 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 ofthe Italian Risorgimento, has been translated into various languages (French,Spanish, English, Greek, Maltese, Serbo-Croation, Arabic). His poetry publicationsinclude: 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 MontaleInternational Centre in Rome. He represented Italy at the internationalfestival in Athens-Delphi (2001) on the occasion of World Poetry Day, organizedby 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 Commendatoreal Merito della Repubblica for his international work.[PSR 6]

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

A. C. BEVAN's first pamphlet collection OfSea-Graves & Sand-Shrines was published by Arc in 2001. His poemshave 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 workedas 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]

DEBORAH JESSICA BICKING is an academic philosopher by trade and cur-rently holds a research and teaching position at the University of Vienna. Her work concerns itself with the intersections between Philosophy of Mind and Science, Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences. Before moving to Vienna, her studying years were spent abroad in Denmark, France and the US. She became an observer, reader and writer in the public museums and libraries of Berlin, where she was born and raised. [PSR 38]

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), whichwas 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 artistAnne 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 isCrooked 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 is London’s Poetry Society Stanza representative in Geneva, Switzerland Her PhD thesis, The Psychodynamics of Poetry: Poetic Virtuality and Oedipal Sublimation in the Poetry of T. S. Eliot and Paul Valéry, was published by Lambert Academic in 2010 and Modern Ekphrasis in 2013 by Peter Lang. Her poetry books, A Woman by a Well (2015), Resilience (2015), The Threshold of Broken Waters (2018), and Apperception (2020) were published by Matador, UK. Poems were published in The London Magazine, San Antonio Review, Wisconsin Review, Poetics Research, The Blue Nib, Tipton Poetry Journal, Otherwise Engaged Magazine, Literary Heist, and The High Window. [PSR 24] [PSR 40]

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 fifthcollection this year. [PSR 8]

R. G. BISHOP was born in Clapham, Londonin 1936. His interest in writing started when working at the LondonEvening News and Guardian Libraries. A teaching career beganat the Watford College of Further Education after which he moved to Munichin 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] [PSR 35]

LINDA BLACK studied Fine Art at Leeds Art Collegeand Etching at The Slade School. She ran Apollo Etching Studio in London andhas exhibited widely. Her poems have appeared in various magazines includingMagma, 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 PBSrecommendation. She was the winner of the New Writing Ventures 2006 Poetry Award.[PSR 11]

SHARON BLACK, originally from Glasgow where she worked as a journalist, lives in the Cévennes mountains of southern France. In 2017 she won 1st prizes in the Manchester Cathedral Poetry Competition, Poetry on the Lake Competition (Short category), Cheltenham Poetry Festival Competition, and the Poets & Players Competition. She won The London Magazine Poetry Prize 2018 and 2019 and the Guernsey International Poetry Competition 2019. Her poetry has been published in journals including Aesthetica, Agenda, EarthLines, The Frogmore Papers, and The Interpreters House. She has published four full collections of poetry and a pamphlet, Rib (Wayleave, 2021). Her collections are To Know Bedrock (Pindrop, 2011), The Art of Egg (Two Ravens, 2015; Pindrop, 2019), The Last Woman Born on the Island (Vagabond Voices), and The Red House (Drunk Muse Press, both 2022). Since 2016 she has been editor of Pindrop Press. [PSR 28] [PSR 30] [PSR 33] [PSR 36] [PSR 38] [PSR 40]

MICHAEL BLACKBURN is a lecturer at the University of Lincoln. His most recentcollections 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 theSan 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]

IAIN BLAIR-BROWN was born in Edmonton, Canada and has lived in N.E. Scotland for 30 years. He is a member of the Howe of the Mearns Writers Group. His poems have appeared in Pushing Out the Boat and Dream Catcher. [PSR 40]

JANE BLANCHARD studied English at Wake Forest before earning a doctorate from Rutgers. She lives in Georgia. Her poetry has recently appeared in Aethlon, The Dark Horse, The French Literary Review, The Rotary Dial, The Seventh Quarry, Two Thirds North, and U.S.1 Worksheets. She has published four collections: Unloosed (2016), Tides & Currents (2017), After Before (2019), and In or Out of Season (2020, all Kelsay Books) [PSR 27] [PSR 31] [PSR 37]

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 Universityand moved to Basel, Switzerland, in 1983 to do postdoctoral research. She began publishing poetry in 1987, leaving the worldof academic science in 1991 to concentrate on her writing. She earned a living as a freelance translator and editor. Sheauthored 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). Almostexactly three years after she was diagnosed with cancer in the Spring of 2008, Anne Blonstein died in the Ita WegmanKlinik 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]


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 ofIndigenous 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 inThe 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 atSt 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 modernliterature and contemporary poetry. She is the editor of the anthology Eliza's Babes: Four Centuries of Women'sPoetry in English, c. 1500-1900 (Bloodaxe, 2005). [PSR 13]

Born in Dublin in 1959, DERMOT BOLGER isthe 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 ContemporaryIrish Fiction (Picador, 1993), he was the instigator and editor ofthe 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 residesin Southern California. His deeply symbolic Magic Realism paintings blend magical elements into a realistic atmosphere tocreate uplifting illusions expressing the whimsical, surreal and fantastic side of life. Bond's work is in many privateand corporate collections. His work can be seen at [PSR 19] [PSR 32] [PSR 37] [PSR 40]

YVES BONNEFOY was Professor of Comparative Poetics at the Collège de France in Paris andis widely considered to be the most important and influential French poet since World War II. He received the Prix Goncourtfor 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 thepress Yt Communication. He lives in London. [PSR 3] [PSR 15]

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

CLAIRE BOOKER is a Brighton poet whose work has appeared in Ambit, Magma, New Welsh Review, The North, Poetry News, The Rialto, and Stand, been displayed on Guernsey buses and filmed by Aberystwyth University. She has published two pamphlets: Later There Will be Postcards (Green Bottle Press, 2016) and The Bone That Sang (Indigo Dreams, 2020). [PSR 28] [PSR 31] [PSR 34] [PSR 36] [PSR 38]

ALEXANDER BOOTH is a graduate of the University of Maryland's MFA program. He lives and worksin 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 withthe exhibition "Flucht und Verwandlung" in Berlin. [PSR 19]

PAT BORAN was born in Portlaoise, Ireland in 1963 and has long since lived in Dublin wherehe works as a radio broadcaster and publisher. His New and Selected Poems appeared in 2007, his popular prose memoirThe 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 internationalawards, including honorary degrees from Columbia and Oxford universities.His books include Labyrinths, Ficciones, Dreamtigers and The Aleph and Other. [PSR 3] [PSR 5]

MILLICENT BORGES ACCARDI, a Portuguese-American writer, is the author of two full-length poetry books, Injuring Eternity (Mischievous Muse, 2010) and Only More So (Salmon Poetry, 2016). Her awards include fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), Fulbright, CantoMundo, California Arts Council, Yaddo, Fundação Luso-Americana, and Barbara Deming Foundation. Her poems have appeared in New American Writing, PANK, Another Chicago Magazine, and Quiddity. [PSR 37]

ANNE BORN, poet, reviewer, translator andpublisher, lives mainly in South Devon. As well as poetry, she writes regional history and recently published a revised and updated version of A Historyof Kingsbridge and Salcombe. Translations over the past few years includethree novels from the Danish of Jens Christian Grøndahl, Silencein October, Lucca (both 2002), and Virginia (2003, allCanongate) 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]

DAVID BORROTT lives in Lancashire. His pamphlet Porthole was published by smith|doorstop as part of their Laureate’s Choice series. He has an MA in Poetry from Manchester Metropolitan University. His work has been anthologised in Watermark (Flax Books) and CAST: The Poetry Business Book of New Contemporary Poets. In 2015 he won a Northern Writers Award. [PSR 33]

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 projectsfor 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 literaturein 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 French Literary Review, Acumen, The North, Poetry Salzburg Review, The Irish Times, The Moth, Orbis, and Revival. His first collection, Easter in March, was published by Liberties Press in 2016. He won the Trócaire Poetry Ireland Poetry Competition 2018. [PSR 24] [PSR 28] [PSR 35]

NICHOLAS BRADLEY is the author of Rain Shadow (U of Alberta P, 2018), a collection of poetry, and the editor of An Echo in the Mountains: Al Purdy after a Century (McGill-Queen’s UP, 2020). He lives in Victoria, British Columbia, and teaches at the University of Victoria. [PSR 38]

BEN BRANSFIELD lives in London and is a Poetry Society Teacher Trailblazer. His poetry features in Primers: Volume Two (Nine Arches, 2016). Recent publications include The Interpreter's House, Magma, The North, Oxford Poetry, Poetry Ireland Review, and Stand. [PSR 34]

PETER BRANSON is a poet, songwriter and traditional-style singer whose poems / lyrics have has been published in Acumen, Agenda, Ambit, Envoi, The London Magazine, The North, Prole, The Warwick Review, Iota, The Frogmore Papers, THE SHOp, and The Huston Poetry Review. His second book, Red Hill, Selected Poems, 2000-2012, came out in May 2013. His latest collection is Hawk Rising (2016, both Lapwing). [PSR 34]

MELANIE BRANTON is a spoken word artist from Bristol. She has previously worked as an English and Drama lecturer and as a full-time carer. Her published collections are Can You See Where I'm Coming From? (Burning Eye, 2018) and My Cloth-Eared Heart (Oversteps, 2017). [PSR 39]

BERTOLT BRECHT (1898-1956) was not only a great playwright but a great poet, covering a vast range of human life and emotions. He left nearly three thousand poems, including many much-loved songs. He often used rhyme and metre, to telling effect. In 1933 he went into exile in northern Europe. He crossed the Pacific to reach Hollywood, and finally returned to Germany to run the Berliner Ensemble in East Berlin. [PSR 36]

CATHERINE M. BRENNAN, born in Dublin, lives in London. She holds an MA in Creative Writingfrom the University of East Anglia. Her collection Beneath the Deluge (Cinnamon, 2008) was awarded theCinnamon 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]

MATTHEW BRENNAN retired from Indiana State University where he taught literature and poetry writing. His most recent of six books of poems are One Life (2016) and Snow in New York: New and Selected Poems (2021, both Lamar UP). He has contributed poems and criticism to Sewanee Review, New York Times Book Review, Paterson Literary Review, and Poetry Ireland Review. [PSR 37]

PETER BRENNAN was born in Birmingham in 1950. For many years Head of English atThe 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]

Since taking early retirement as a professeur agrégée from a post at the Universite de Tours, ELAINE BRIGGS has worked as a translator specializing in contemporary art. Her poetry has been anthologized by Hungry Hill Writing, Segora and Forward, and published in Envoi. [PSR 38]

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 collectionConquest is forthcoming from Bloodaxe. She has written for numerous magazines in the UK and US, most recently forThe 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 hasappeared 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 withKeith Hanley of Romantic Revisions (Cambridge UP, 1992). [PSR 19]

IAN BRINTON studied at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, before going on to acareer in English teaching. He was an editor of The Use of English from 2003 to 2011 and is Reviews Editor forTears 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 has published five collections since 2008, most recently The Intaglio Poems (Hesterglock Press, 2017). Poems have been published in Cordite, Harvard Review, Poetry, Stand, Agenda, The Literateur, The Fortnightly Review, Long Poem Magazine, Poetry Wales, and The High Window. [PSR 9] [PSR 12] [PSR 33]

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 Editorfor 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 homein Holland after the Second World War and busied himself introducing English novelists to the Dutch and Dutch poets to the English. He published fivebooks 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 knighthoodin the Netherlands in 1997. A collection of his own poetry, No SummerSong, 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 RockinghamPress. James died on 15 December 2000. He was a regular subscriber andcontributor 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 WolfgangGörtschacher'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 collectionGiotto'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, photographerand fiction writer, teaches Australian Literature at the University ofSydney. 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 Hausvon Balthus. The same novel has just been published in Poland as Dom Balthusa (wydawnictwo dom na wsi, 2004). [PSR 7]

MICHAEL BROWN's first collection, Where Grown Men Go, was published by Salt in 2019. His pamphlets Undersong (2014) and Locations for a Soul (2016) are available from Eyewear and Templar respectively. His work has been published in Magma, Poetry Wales, and Poetry News. He is currently a Creative Writing research student at Newcastle University. His poem "Coastal Home" was selected by Imtiaz Dharker to be read at the Chancellor's inauguration ceremony in 2022. [PSR 40]

ROBERT S. BROWN was born in Manchester in1986, and later brought up in Shropshire. He is currently undertakingundergraduate study in Illustration at the University of Gloucestershire in Cheltenham. [PSR 11]

THEO BROWN has been brought up in an ancienthouse 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, andDenver Quarterly. [PSR 16]

LAYNIE BROWNE's recent books include a collection of poems, Translation of the Lilies Back into Lists (Wave Books, 2022), the anthology A Forest on Many Stems: Essays on the Poet's Novel (Nightboat, 2021), and Letters Inscribed in Snow (Tinderbox, 2022). Honors include a Pew Fellowship, the National Poetry Series Award and the Contemporary Poetry Series Award. She teaches and coordinates the MOOC Modern Poetry at the University of Pennsylvania. [PSR 39]

THOMAS BRUSH's poems have appeared in Poetry, Poetry Northwest, The North American Review, The Indiana Review, Prairie Schooner, and The Iowa Review. His latest books, from Lynx House Press, are God's Laughter (2018), Open Heart (2015), and Last Night (2012), winner of the Blue Lynx Prize. [PSR 39]

LINDA BRYANT is a native of Arizona. She teaches Art at Phoenix Country Day School. Her poetry has been publishedby 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]

MATT BRYDEN is a poet and teacher living in Devon. He has an MA in Creative and Life Writing from Goldsmiths College. He has published the pamphlet Night Porter (2010), a first collection, Boxing the Compass (2013, both Templar), and a book of translation (with Ingrid Fan), The Desire to Sing after Sunset (ShowWe, 2013), by the Taiwanese poet and painter Ami. His pamphlet The Glassblower's House was a winner of Live Canon's pamphlet competition 2022. He was winner of the Charroux Memoir Prize and the William Soutar Prize in 2019. In 2018, he was a winner of a Literature Matters award from the Royal Society of Literature. [PSR 40]

ALICIA BYRNE KEANE has recently finished an Irish Research Council-funded PhD study at TCD that problematises 'vagueness' and the ethics of translation in the work of Samuel Beckett and Haruki Murakami. She is the Featured Poet for The Stinging Fly 45; other recent poetry and writing projects have been published in The Moth, The Colorado Review, The Cardiff Review, The Berkeley Poetry Review, Banshee, Bayou, Abridged, and The Interpreter's House, and have received both an Irish Arts Council Agility Award and a Dublin City Council Bursary Award. [PSR 39]

LESLIE BUCHANAN studied graphics and illustrationat the University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona. She is currently working in watercolor, painting abstracts and landscapes. The Sonora Desert, whereshe 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]

CIARAN BUCKLEY lives in London. He has had poetry published in The Interpreter's House, Envoi, Cyphers, and The Frogmore Papers. [PSR 36]

ADRIAN BUCKNER was born in London in 1962, studied English at Swansea University, and is a lecturer for Poetry and Creative Writing at the University of Derby. He has three collections from Five Leaves Press (Nottingham): Contains Mild Peril (2008), Bed Time Reading (2011), and Downshifting (2017). [PSR 38]

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, born in 1950 in Canterbury, now lives in Dawlish, Devon. He has also lived in Zambia, Saudi Arabia, Tenerife, Mexico, France, Chile, and the United States. He has an MA in Creative Writing from Bath Spa University. Following his Pindrop publication, The Chongololo Club, his third collection Kate and his fourth Cottage Pi (one of the winners of the inaugural Sentinel poetry book competition) were published in 2015. He was the 2012 Canterbury Festival Poet of the Year, a 2013 Hawthornden Fellow, and winner of the 2015 Stanza competition. [PSR 19] [PSR 32]

MARK BURGH holds a BA in History from the University of Delaware, an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Arkansas, a Certificate in Filmmaking from New York University, and a PhD in Film, American Literature and the Works of William Shakespeare. His poems have appeared in Poetry Review, The Copperfield Review, East Coastline Literary Review, and Slant. He lives and teaches in Fort Smith, Arkansas. [PSR 27] [PSR 40]

MARTIN BURKE, though born in Limerick, haslived for over twenty years in Belgium. First poems appeared in Irelandin the 1970s in such magazines as New Irish Writing, New Poetry,and The Stonythursday Book. With the move to Belgium poetry allbut 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. Shewas the author of four collections, the last being Held (Polygon, 2010). Her sequence ofelegies, The Shortest Days (Galdragon Press, 2008), won the inaugural Michael Marks Award for Poetry Pamphlets. [PSR 6] [PSR 25]

Born in Northern Ireland in 1976, JO BURNS studied biomedical science. She now lives in Germany. Her poetry has been published in Acumen, The Literateur, The Interpreter’s House, Southword, The Galway Review, and The High Window. She won the Shirley McClure Poetry Prize at the Irish Writers Festival in Los Gatos, CA. Her debut pamphlet, White Horses, was just published by Turas Press. [PSR 33]

JOHN-PAUL BURNS is Creative Editor of aAh! Magazine and is currently studying at the Manchester Writing School (MMU) for an MFA in Creative Writing. He has published poems in The North, Poetry Salzburg Review, and Introduction X: The Poetry Business Book of New Poets. He has received an MMU Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Arts and Humanities and a funding award from the Poetry Business for young writers to complete an Arvon course. He lives in Manchester. [PSR 32]

RACHEL BURNS, a poet and playwright, lives in Durham. She is currently an Arvon/Jerwood mentee in playwriting. Anthologised in two Saboteur Awards shortlisted anthologies #MeToo and Please Hear What I’m Not Saying. [PSR 33]

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 Poetryfrom the University of East Anglia, has written a libretto for the London Sinfonietta, made aFirst Take film and retold six Dickens novels for an illustrated book for children. After universityshe worked for banks, telecommunications companies, Opera North and Anglia TV, beforebecoming 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. Sheruns 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 shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best First Collection. She was born in South Wales, and grew up on theCotswolds 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 Educationwhere 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 andother UN organisations. She 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. She passed away on 1 July, peacefully, at her house in Wales. [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]