Stephen Collington

Stephen Collington studied English and East Asian Studies at the University of Toronto, and Comparative Literature at the University of Tokyo.  His interest in Asian literature dates from his first enchanted encounter with the Chinese character itself, black-ink epitome of Emerson's famed dictum, "Language is fossil poetry."  He has never been to Sichuan, but when he visited neighbouring Hunan in the 1990s, the slogans from the Cultural Revolution were still visible on the farmhouse walls.  He would like to dedicate "How long is life?" to

John Whitworth

John Whitworth is one of those fattish, baldish, backward-looking, provincial poets in which England is so rich (perhaps too rich).  His ninth collection, Being the Bad Guy, was published by Peterloo in November 2007.  Les Murray likes it.  Good on him.  You might also consider Writing Poetry published by A & C Black, one of those how-to books; it has run to a second

Rory Waterman

Rory Waterman was born in Belfast in 1981, but has spent most of his life in England and now lives in Bristol. He studied English Literature at the University of Leicester (BA, 2005) and Durham University (MA, 2006). He is currently an AHRC-funded Ph.D. student at the University of Leicester, and is writing a thesis on themes of belonging and estrangement in post-War British poetry. He has published or is due to publish essays on John Betjeman, Philip Larkin and Charles Causley.

David Mason

David Mason was born in Bellingham, Washington in 1954. His books of poetry include The Buried Houses, The Country I Remember, Arrivals and the verse novel Ludlow.

Jeffrey Einboden, John Slater

Jeffrey Einboden is a graduate of Magdalene College, Cambridge where he completed a doctorate concerning English translations of Islamic poetry.  Currently an Assistant Professor at Northern Illinois University, Einboden's recent publications include "A Qur'ānic Milton: From Paradise to al-Firdaws" (Milton Quarterly 43:3) and "Washington Irving in Muslim Translation: Revising the American Mahomet" (Translation & Literature 18:1).  His "The Genesis of Weltliteratur: Goethe's West-&o

Kevin Durkin

Kevin Durkin's poems have appeared in The Dark Horse, Measure, The New Criterion, Poetry, Poetry Daily, The Yale Review, and elsewhere.

Currently a director of communications at the University of Southern California, he resides in Santa Monica.

Alan Dunnett

Alan Dunnett was born in London in 1953. He read English at Oxford before going to drama school. He is now Course Director, MA Screen, Drama Centre London, which is within Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design.

A. McHugh

A. McHugh studies creative writing at the University of Arkansas, where she is currently pursuing her MFA in creative writing. She has received scholarships from Sewanee Writer's Conference and the West Chester University Poetry Conference. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in DIAGRAM, Crab Orchard Review and Memorious as well as other publications. She is a co-editor of Linebreak, an online literary journal.

Rachel Hadas

Rachel Hadas is Board of Governors Professor of English at the Newark campus of Rutgers University. The latest of her many books of poetry is The River of Forgetfulness (2006); The Ache of Appetite is forthcoming in 2009 from Copper Beech press. She is currently coediting an anthology of Greek poetry in translation from Homer to the present, forthcoming from Norton at the end of 2009.

Gilbert Allen

Gilbert Allen, a frequent contributor to Able Muse, has published four books of verse (In Everything, Second Chances, Commandments at Eleven, Driving to Distraction) as well as the chapbook Body Parts.  His sequence of poems “The Assistant” received the 2007 Robert Penn Warren Prize from The Southern Review.  Other recent work has appear

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