contributor biographies

Ashley Bardhan writes about art, sex, and other things people like.

 

Charlie Baylis is from Nottingham, England. He is the Editor of Anthropocene and the Chief Editorial Advisor to Broken Sleep Books. His poetry has been nominated twice for the Pushcart Prize and once for the Forward Prize. His most recent publication is Santa Lucía (Invisible Hand Press). He spends his spare time completely adrift of reality.

 

Tom Branfoot is a poet and writer from Bradford. He was awarded the New Poets Prize 2022. His writing has been published in Washington Square Review, The Babel Tower Notice Board, Murmur, and other publications. Tom’s debut pamphlet I’ll Splinter (2021) is published by Pariah Press.

 

Matthew Burnside’s forthcoming books include Centrifugal: Unstories (Whiskey Tit) and Skull Kingdoms: An Imaginary Omnibus (Unsolicited Press). He is the author of Wiki of Infinite Sorrows and Postludes (both from KERNPUNKT), Rules to Win the Game (Spuyten Duyvil Press), Dear Wolfmother (Heavy Feather Review), and Meditations of the Nameless Infinite (Robocup Press). He lives in Virginia and teaches at Hollins University.

 

Poppy Cockburn is a writer who grew up in the Wye Valley, UK. Her poetry has been published by Anthropocene, Perverse, Spam Zine and Rough Trade Books among others. She is the author of three pamphlets of poetry: feed notes (If a Leaf Falls Press, 2021), Waiting Room (Invisible Hand Press, 2021) and everywhere swans (Bottlecap Press, 2022). Her next pamphlet, Liquid Crystal Lovesick Demon, is forthcoming with Broken Sleep in early 2023. She tweets via @poppypersonism. 

 

Shira Dentz is the author of five books including SISYPHUSINA (PANK, 2020), winner of the Eugene Paul Nassar Prize 2021, and two chapbooks including FLOUNDERS (Essay Press). Her writing appears in many venues including Poetry, American Poetry Review, Cincinnati Review, Iowa Review, Gulf Coast, jubilat, Pleiades, Plume, Denver Quarterly, Colorado Review, Idaho Review, New American Writing, Poets.org, and NPR, and she’s a recipient of an Academy of American Poets Prize, Poetry Society of America's Lyric Poem and Cecil Hemley Awards, Painted Bride Quarterly's Poetry Prize, and Electronic Poetry Review's Discovery Award. Currently, she lives in upstate NY, USA. More at www.shiradentz.com

 

Ashley D. Escobar is a fiction MFA candidate at Columbia University. She is the author of SOMETIMES (Invisible Hand Press, 2021) and co-founder of Wind-up Mice art & literary journal.

 

Eileen G'Sell received her MFA in poetry at Washington University, and is a poet and culture critic with recent contributions to FENCE, The Hopkins Review, Current Affairs, Hyperallergic, DIAGRAM, and Reverse Shot, among other outlets. Her first full-length volume of poetry, Life After Rugby, was published in 2018 by Gold Wake Press, and in 2019 she was nominated for the national Rabkin Foundation award in arts journalism. She teaches at Washington University in St. Louis and for the Prison Education Project at Missouri Eastern Correctional Center.

 

John Glenday is a Scottish poet with four previous collections: ‘Grain’ (Picador 2009) was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation and shortlisted for the Ted Hughes Award and the Griffin International Poetry Prize; ‘The Golden Mean’ (Picador 2015) was shortlisted for the Saltire Scottish Poetry Book of the Year and won the Roehampton Poetry Prize. His Selected Poems were published by Picador in 2020 and two pamphlets ‘mira’, with Maria Isakova Bennett (coast to coast to coast) and ‘The Firth’ (Mariscat Press) came out that same year.

 

Sylee Gore is a Mumbai-born writer raised in the US and based between Berlin and Oxford. Her work appears in 3:AM, Brooklyn Review, Longbarrow Press, The Rialto, SAND Journal, and elsewhere. Gore translates from German into English for artists and museums. 

 

Martin Jackson is a UK-born, Berlin-based writer of poetry, fiction, and art writing. Interested in how new technologies can be infiltrated, occupied and repurposed to produce literature and art. I find I felt, a poetry pamphlet, will be published by If a Leaf Falls Press this year. Poems have appeared in 3am, gorse, Hotel, and elsewhere. 

 

Sarah Law lives in Norwich and is an Associate Lecturer for the Open University. She has published six collections and edits the online journal Amethyst Review, for new writing engaging with the sacred. Her novel, Sketches from a Sunlit Heaven, is published by Wipf and Stock. 

Mark Leidner’s latest book is the poetry collection Returning the Sword to the Stone (Fonograf Editions, 2021). He is the author of several other books of poetry and fiction as well as the sci-fi feature film Empathy, Inc. (2019). Originally from Georgia, he lives in California.

Alice Miller is the author of three collections of poems, most recently, What Fire (Pavilion), as well as a novel, More Miracle than Bird (Tin House). She comes from Aotearoa New Zealand and lives in Berlin. 

 

Mat Riches is ITV’s unofficial poet-in-residence. Recent work has been in Wild Court, The New Statesman, The Friday Poem and Finished Creatures. He co-runs Rogue Strands poetry evenings and has a pamphlet out with Red Squirrel Press in 2023. Twitter @matriches Blog: Wear The Fox Hat

 

Stewart Sanderson is a poet based in Glasgow and past recipient of an Eric Gregory Award and Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship, among others. His work has appeared in publications such as The Dark Horse, Magma, PN Review, Poetry Birmingham Literary Journal, Poetry Review and The TLS. Following two previous pamphlets, his first full-length collection, The Sleep Road, came out last year with Scottish publisher Tapsalteerie.

Lavinia Singer is the author of the pamphlet Ornaments: a handbook (If a Leaf Falls/Glyph Press, 2020) and co-editor of Try To Be Better (Prototype, 2019), a creative-critical engagement with the work of the poet W. S. Graham. She works as an editor of poetry at Faber. Her first full collection of poetry, Artifice, will be published by Prototype next year. 

 

Will Stanier is a poet and printer from Athens, Georgia. He currently lives in Tucson, where he is training to be a librarian. He is the author of a chapbook, Everything Happens Next (Blue Arrangements, 2021). His poems have appeared, or are forthcoming, in Neutral Spaces, The Volta, RECLINER, Annulet, and The Baffler.

Ellora Sutton, she/her, is a queer poet and museum person from Hampshire, UK. She has been published in The Poetry Review, bath magg, Popshot, and Under the Radar, amongst others. She is the poet in residence at Petersfield Museum, and the poetry reviewer for Mslexia. Her latest pamphlet, antonyms for burial, is published in October by Fourteen Poems. She tweets @ellora_sutton, or you can find her at ellorasutton.com

Maggie Wang's recent work appears in Harvard Review, Poetry Wales, and bath magg. She is a Ledbury Emerging Poetry Critic, a Barbican Young Poet, and the reviews editor at SUSPECT, the journal of NYC-based literary nonprofit Singapore Unbound. Her debut pamphlet, The Sun on the Tip of a Snail's Shell, is forthcoming from Hazel Press.