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Joey Connolly lives in London where he manages Free Verse: The Poetry Book Fair. His poetry and criticism have appeared in publications including The Poetry Review, The Sunday Times, Poetry London and Best British Poetry 2015 (Salt), as well as on BBC Radio 4. He received an Eric Gregory award in 2012, and his first collection Long Pass will appear with Carcanet in February 2017.

Stuart McKenzie is a visual artist / lecturer living and working in London. His poems have appeared in various magazines including  AnOther Magazine, Plu Magazine, Envoi, Southbank Poetry, The Interpretors House, The Delinquent, Boscombe Revolution and Urthona as well as featuring in Sounds of the Front Bell anthology published by ‘The Group’ featuring poems from John Stammers writing group. He was featured poet in Magma 63 'The Conversation Issue', is  author of Creative Fashion Illustration (Bloomsbury) and is vocalist / guitarist with band Wild Daughter.



Philip Terry is currently Director of the Centre for Creative Writing at the University of Essex.  Among his books are the lipogrammatic novel The Book of Bachelors, a translation of Raymond Queneau’s last book of poems Elementary Morality, and the poetry volumes Oulipoems and Shakespeare’s Sonnets.  His novel Tapestry was shortlisted for the 2013 Goldsmith’s Prize.  Dante’s Inferno, which relocates Dante’s action to current day Essex , was published in 2014, as well as a translation of Georges Perec’s I Remember.  A new volume of poetry, Quennets, is forthcoming from Carcanet in 2016.  

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