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Vol.3 No.2 Jun 2009

Alexander Adams is an artist and art critic based in Berlin.

Tiffany Atkinson’s Kink and Particle (Seren, 2006) won the Jerwood Aldeburgh First Collection Prize. She teaches at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth.

James Brookes has just received an Eric Gregory Award from the Society of Authors.

Matt Bryden has published in The Reader, New Welsh Review, Magma and elsewhere. He teaches at a school in Warminster.

C. E. Chaffin’s most recent volume of poetry, Unexpected Light: Selected Poems and Love Poems 1998-2008, was published earlier this year by Diminuendo Press.

Claire Crowther’s collection Stretch of Closures (Shearsman, 2007) was shortlisted for the Jerwood Aldeburgh First Collection Prize. Her new collection, The Clockwork Gift, has just appeared from the same publisher.

Stevie Davies’ most recent novel is The Eyrie (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2007). She is Director of Creative Writing at the University of Wales, Swansea.

Caitlin Doyle’s poems have appeared in several US publications. She is currently writer in residence at St. Albans School, Washington, D.C.

Elanor Dymott was born in Chingola, Zambia, in 1973. She was educated in the USA and England, and has lived and worked in Indonesia and Singapore. She now lives in London. Her short fiction has been published in Stand.

John Eppel, born in 1947, is the author of several collections of poetry and satirical novels. He lives in Bulawayo.

Carrie Etter teaches creative writing at Bath Spa University. Her first book of poems, The Tethers, appears this month from Seren.

Leonard Lambert, born in Hampshire but long resident in New Zealand, has published four collections of poetry. The most recent, Skywire (Steele Roberts, 2008), was reviewed in WR March 2009.

Nicholas Laughlin is editor of The Caribbean Review of Books in Port of Spain, Trinidad.

Chris Miller, translator and editor, studied Classics at Oxford. He is a widely published literary critic, a co-founder and member of the board of the Oxford Amnesty Lectures, and a member of the editorial board of European Photography.

B. N. Oakman’s poetry and fiction have appeared in The Australian, The Age, Overland, Australian Short Stories, and other magazines and anthologies. An academic economist, he lives in central Victoria and has taught at universities in Australia and England.

William Palmer’s pamphlet of poems, An Instruction from Madame S., appeared recently from Rack Press, and Faber will shortly reissue his 1997 collection of short stories, Four Last Things.

Ian Pople’s collections The Glass Enclosure (1996) and An Occasional Lean-to (2004) were published by Arc. He has taught in the Sudan, Greece and Saudi Arabia and, currently, at the University of Manchester.

Simon Rae’s Gift Horses (Enitharmon, 2006) was reviewed in WR June 2007.

Harry Ricketts teaches English literature and creative writing at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. His eighth collection of poems, Your Secret Life, was published by HeadworX in 2005. He is currently finishing a book on the poets of the First World War for Chatto & Windus.

David Rose’s stories have appeared widely in magazines and anthologies over the past twenty years. Nicholas Royle in Time Out described him as “one of the best short story writers in the country”.