Anne Fitzgerald holds an MA in Creative Writing from Queen’s University Belfast. Swimming Lessons (Stonebridge, Wales, 2001).
Michael Hamburger was born in 1924 and has been writing for 60 years with 150 titles to his name. His most recent translation is of W.G. Sebald’s After Nature, Hamish Hamilton (Penguin), Random House, New York, and Knopf (Canada).
R.F. Langley (b. 1938) was educated at Jesus College, Cambridge. Collected Poems came out from Carcanet and infernal methods in 2000. It was short-listed for the Whitbread Awards that year, and was a Poetry Book Society recommendation. Before this the poems appeared in Hem (1978), Sidelong (1981), Twelve Poems (1994) all from infernal methods, and Jack (1998) from Equipage. More or Less, poems written since the Collected, from The Many Press, 2002.
William Oxley was born in Manchester. His poems have been widely published throughout the world, in magazines and journals as diverse as Sparrow and The Formalist (USA), The Scotsman, New Statesman, Agenda, Stand, The Independent, The Spectator, and The Observer. He has read his work on UK and European radios and is the only British poet to have read in Shangri-la, Nepal. His most recent books of poetry have been Cardboarch Troy (Stride, 1993), Collected Longer Poems (Salzburg University Press, 1994), and The Green Crayon Man (Rockingham Press, 1997).
Tamar Yoseloff’s first collection, Sweatheart (Slow Dancer, 1998) was a Poetry Book Society Special Commendation and the winner of the Aldeburgh Prize. She is a co-ordinator and a tutor for The Poetry School and is working towards an M.Phil in Writing at the University of Glamorgan. In 2001 she received a bursary from London Arts for her second collection, Barnard’s Star, which is forthcoming from Enitharmon.
Alasdair Gray was born in Glasgow 1934, and has since lived mainly by painting, and writing several plays, eight novels, three short story books (one of these shared with Ages Owens and James Kelman) two books of verse, two political pamphlets, and one anthology of prefaces.
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