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contributor biographies


Liam Bates is a poet originally from the Black Country, now based in Lancashire. His poems have featured in publications including Ambit, bath magg, Abridged and Anthropocene and have been recognised in competitions by Magma, the Bridport Prize, Wolverhampton Literature Festival and Creative Future. His debut full-length collection, Human Townsperson, is available from Broken Sleep Books.

Claire Carroll lives in Somerset, UK and writes about the intersection of nature, technology, and desire. Her short stories and poetry can be found in publications including The White Review, The Lonely Crowd, Lunate Journal, perverse and Gutter Magazine. She is currently undertaking an AHRC-funded PhD in Creative Writing at Bath Spa and Exeter Universities, where she is researching and writing experimental fiction about memory and the sea.

Timothy Donnelly’s fourth book of poems, Chariot, will be published this spring by Wave Books. His previous collections include The Cloud Corporation (2010), winner of the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, and The Problem of the Many (2019), winner of the inaugural Big Other Award for Poetry. He teaches at Columbia University and lives in Brooklyn.

Jonathan Dunk is a Lecturer in Writing and Literature at Deakin University, and co-editor of Overland Literary Journal. His scholarly writing has appeared in Textual Practice, the Journal of the Association for the Study of Australian Literature, Australian Literary Studies, and the Sydney Review of Books among others. His poetry, essays, and short fiction are widely published, and he is the recipient of the AD Hope prize, the Australia council’s Dal Stivens award for literary merit, and a Sidney Neilma Literary grant. 

Susanna Galbraith (she/her) is from Belfast. She is an editor of Abridged magazine. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The Door Left Wide: A Tribute to Eavan Boland (New England Review), Propel Magazine, Banshee, Channel Magazine, Cyphers, Anthropocene, The Tangerine, Washing Windows Too and others. She won the Red Line Book Festival Poetry Prize 2021 and her writing is currently supported by an ACNI Support for Individual Artists Programme award. Her first pamphlet is forthcoming with Nine Pens Press in 2023.


Elizabeth Gibson is a Manchester-based poet, performer and tutor. Her work has appeared in Atrium, Confingo, Lighthouse, Magma, Popshot, Under the Radar, and anthologies from The Poetry Business and The Poetry School. She has been commissioned as a writer-performer by Manchester Literature Festival, Manchester Pride, Islington Mill, and Yorkshire Dance. She was awarded a Developing Your Creative Practice grant from Arts Council England in 2021. She is on social media as @Grizonne.


Suzanne Iuppa is a poet and conservationist living and working in the Dyfi Valley, mid Wales. Raised in the States, she came to the UK as a young person, studying modern British poetry and Countryside Management. Recent work appears in Finished Creatures, Natur Cymru, Poetry Wales, Bad Lilies, Spelt and Ambit.


Luke Kennard is a poet and novelist whose last collection, Notes on the Sonnets, won the Forward Prize in 2021. He teaches at the University of Birmingham.


Sam Morley is a poet whose work has been published in a number of journals including Cordite, Red Room Poetry, Canberra Times, The Australian, Overland, Westerly, Southerly, Plumwood Mountain, Takahe (NZ) and Antipodes (US) and has appeared on noted shortlists including the ACU Poetry Prize and the Montreal International Poetry Prize. He is the 2022 recipient of the Tina Kane Emergent Writer Award at the Mildura Writer’s Festival. His debut collection, Earshot, is out now through Puncher and Wattmann.


Michelle Penn is the author of the book-length poem, Paper Crusade (Arachne Press, 2022) and the pamphlet, Self-portrait as a diviner, failing (Paper Swans Press, 2018). She plans innovative poetry/art/music events in London as part of Corrupted Poetry.

Felicity Plunkett is a poet and critic. Her books are A Kinder Sea (University of Queensland Press), the chapbook Seastrands  (Vagabond), Vanishing Point (UQP). She has a PhD in literature from the University of Sydney and was Poetry Editor with UQP for a decade. She is the editor of Thirty Australian Poets (UQP). 


Dominik Slusarczyk is an artist who makes everything from music to painting. He was educated at The University of Nottingham where he got a degree in biochemistry. He lives in Bristol, England. His poetry has been published in Dream Noir.  


Bianca Stone author of the poetry collections What is Otherwise Infinite (Tin House, 2022), The Möbius Strip Club of Grief (Tin House, 2018), Someone Else’s Wedding Vows (Octopus Books and Tin House, 2014) and collaborated with Anne Carson on the illuminated version of Antigonick (New Directions, 2012). Her work has appeared in many magazines, including The New Yorker, The Atlantic and The Nation. In 2013, she co-founded the Ruth Stone House, a literary nonprofit, where she now teaches classes on poetry and poetic study; is editor-at-large for ITERANT magazine and hosts the Ode & Psyche Podcast


Lydia Unsworth’s latest collections are Some Murmur (Beir Bua Press) and Mortar (Osmosis). Her most recent pamphlets are Residue (above/ground press), cement, terraces (Red Ceilings), and YIELD (KFS). Work can be found in places like Ambit, Banshee, Bath Magg, Blackbox Manifold, Shearsman, SPAM, Tentacular, and The Interpreter’s House.


Alice White is an American poet who lives in rural France. Her writing has received support from the Hawthornden Foundation, the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, and AWP Writer to Writer. Her poems have recently appeared or are forthcoming in the Threepenny Review, The Poetry Review, North American Review, New Ohio Review, and swamp pink.

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