No 17 - Spring 2008
Philip Alvaré lives in Hudson, New York and writes about Fine Arts and Design. He is the Arts & Culture columnist for Inside Out Magazine and his work has appeared in Cimarron Review, The Wolf, as well as other publications. He is currently working on a memoir.
E. Kristin Anderson has recently been working at The New Yorker and is now living in Austin, Texas. Her writing has appeared in Mimesis and iota. She grew up in Maine and holds a BA in Classical Studies from Connecticut College, where she also weaseled her way into English classes.
Siddhartha Bose grew up in India followed by a seven-year itch in the USA. He trained as an actor, made short films, and is presently completing his first collection. His poetry has appeared in The Wolf 15 and is forthcoming in Fulcrum and Alhamra Literary Review. He lives in London as a perennial PhD student.
Born in Philadelphia, USA, Andrea Brady studied at Columbia University and Cambridge, and now teaches at Queen Mary, University of London. Her books of poetry include Embrace (Object Permanence, 2005) and Vacation of a Lifetime (Salt, 2001). With Keston Sutherland she runs Barque (www.barquepress.com) and is also Director of the "Archive of the Now" (www.archiveofthenow.org).
Heinz Czechowski was born in Dresden in 1935 and experienced the destruction of the city in 1945 as a ten-year-old boy. He became a respected poet in the German Democratic Republic, in spite of (or because of) repeated disagreements with the authorities. He has published many volumes of poetry and prose. 'Sic transit gloria mundi' was first published in book form in 1981. Since 1993 he has lived in a number of places in Italy and Germany.
Joe Dunthorne's debut novel, Submarine, was published in February by Penguin/Hamish Hamilton. He is a graduate of the Creative Writing MA at UEA, where he was awarded the Curtis Brown Prize.
Amy Evans is completing her doctoral thesis on Robert Duncan at King’s College, London. She co-edited a book of essays and letters of Duncan and Eric Mottram.
Kit Fan was born in Hong Kong and now lives in York. Her poems have appeared regularly in Poetry Review and Rialto. She also reviews for Poetry Review.
Terry Gifford is a former Reader in Literature and Environment at the University of Leeds. He was born in Cambridge in 1946, and is the is Director of the annual International Festival of Mountaineering Literature.
Simon Haworth is completing a PhD in Creative Writing at the University of Manchester, with a thesis on Derek Mahon. He previously studied at the University of Nottingham and University College Falmouth.
Colin Honnor is based in the English Cotswolds. He is a widely published poet with several published collections He is a writer, an independent publisher, and translator of modern European poetry.
Ziba Karbassi has 6 books of her poems published in Persian and is published in translation in journals & anthologies in the US and Europe. She has lived in London for most of the past 20 years, having come to the UK seeking asylum with her mother and sisters in her early teens.
Emmanuel Lequeux was born in the late 1960s. He has been working as an editor based in Paris and has his own small publishing house, Le Veilleur. Emmanuel has been included in many prestigious poetry anthologies and has performed his poetry with various contemporary musicians and composers.
Niall McDevitt was recently outside the Burmese Embassy asking for Saw Wai to be freed and reunited with his wife. He has appeared in various issues of The Wolf.
Robert Minhinnick's forthcoming collection is entitled King Driftwood, to be published by Carcanet in the summer of 2008. He has just completed his time as Editor of Poetry Wales. Sea Holly,
Robert's debut novel, was published in 2007.
Jonathan Morley runs The Heaventree Press in Coventry and is Editor of the Macmillan Caribbean Writers series. His 2008 books include the Collected Early Poems of Derek Walcott and a new edition of Sir Walter Raleigh's Discoverie of Guiana, launching at Carifesta in August. He won an Eric Gregory Award in 2006.
Lauren Claire Mulvee is a English Literature graduate from Newcastle University and is taking a year out of academia before planning to attend King's College, London. At present she is working on Woman's Hour at BBC Radio 4.
Christopher North runs the Almassera Vella, an Arts Centre in the mountain village of Relleu, Alicante, Spain. His pamphlet collection A Mesh of Wires was shortlisted for the Forward Prize in 2000 - and last year he won the Silver Wyvern at the Poetry on the Lake Festival in Orta, Italy. He is currently completing a monograph on the writer's notebook.
Sandeep Parmar holds a PhD in English Literature from UCL. Her thesis was on the unpublished autobiographies and poetry of Mina Loy. She has an article published in Jacket magazine and a forthcoming chapter in the Salt Companion to Mina Loy, on Loy's unpublished archive.
Kate Potts appeared in The Wolf issue 14 and has a pamphlet imminent as part of Tall Lighthouse's pilot project, which publishes poets under 30.
Imogen Robertson is a writer and TV director living in London.
Keith Sagar studied at Cambridge and is a renowned scholar of D.H. Lawrence and Ted Hughes. His publications on Hughes include The Art of Ted Hughes, Cambridge University Press, 1975. In 2006, he was appointed to a Special Professorship in the School of English Studies at Nottingham University.
Robert Stein's poems have appeared in a number of poetry magazines in the UK. He reviews contemporary classical music for International Record Review, The New Statesman and Tempo.
Paul Stubbs is based in Norwich. His second poetry collection, The Icon Maker, is to be published by Arc in Spring 2008.
Agnieszka Studzinska lives in London and teaches English. She has an MA in Creative Writing from UEA and is working on a first collection.
Dennis Tomlinson completed a PhD on environmental issues in East German poetry, which is how he first came across Heinz Czechowski. He has published a number of poems and book reviews in small British magazines, as well as a 'fantasy' volume entitled The Voice of Heaven (2005).
Christopher Twigg studied Painting at Chelsea School of Art and the Slade School of Art. He has lived in Spain and has translated Spanish poets.
Luis Antonio de Villena is a poet, essayist and translator. He was born in Madrid in 1951. 'Wandering Cleric' appears as 'Clérigo Vagante' in El Viaje a Bizancio, published in 1976. He has translated poems by Catullus and Ted Hughes into Spanish.
Saw Wai is currently serving time in Insein Prison for writing a poem, 'February 14th', which contained an acrostic criticising the leader of Burma's military regime. Until the time of his arrest, Saw Wai headed White Rainbow, a group of artists and writers working to raise money for AIDS orphans. He is well known for his romantic poems, his paintings, and is also a performance artist.
Ahren Warner is studying Literature at Queen Mary, University of London. He is preparing a pamphlet for publication with Donut Press and also helps to organise events for Poet in the City and New Blood in London.
Stephen Watts is a respected translator and poet in the UK. He reviewed the poems of Georg Trakl in issue 13 of The Wolf.
Daniel Weissbort founded Modern Poetry in Translation with Ted Hughes and edited MPT from its inception in 1965 until 2003. He has published numerous translations and collections, including Letters to Ted (Anvil, 2003).
James Womack is 28. He has lived in Russia for two years, in Spain for one year and in Reykjavik for six months. He recently completed a doctorate on Auden at Oxford University and is currently working on several translation projects, including the work of the Russian poet Vladimir Mayakovsky.
Poet, essayist, fiction writer, playwright, art critic, translator and contributing editor to NY ARTS, Serbian-born Nina Zivancevic has published 12 books of poetry. She has translated 15 books of poetry and fiction written by her American and French contemporaries into Serbian, and she has translated poets such as Jean-Pierre Faye, André Mathieu and Pierre Tilman into English.
The details of Christopher Twigg’s paintings included in this issue are as follows:
(ink and acrylic on paper)
p. 8: Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japan
(oil on board)
p. 19: Two Fires in the Mountain - St. John and St. Teresa
(oil on canvas)
p. 23: Saint Narcissus
(gouache on canvas)
p. 40: Crosses
(watercolour on paper)
p. 60: Red Shoe
(oil pastel on paper)
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- Modern Poetry in Translation
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