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Contents: Volume 11(2)

Elaine Glover and Jon Glover Editorial and Introduction
Andrew Brighton Read at the Funeral of Peter de Francia
Geoffrey Hill Three Poems
Simon Armitage Poem
Brian Swann Six Poems
John Cassidy Two Poems
Elizabeth Cook Three Poems
Rodney Pybus Poem
Michael Schmidt Two Poems
Elizabeth Baines The Relentless Pull of Gravity
Ian McMillan Two Poems
Judi Benson Four Poems
Alan Dixon Two Poems
David Gaffney Four Stories
Liz Adams Two Poems
Nicholas Jagger Two Poems
Eric Paul Shaffer Two Poems
Paul Maddern Poem
Lorna Tracy An Unidentified Virtue
Bruce Bond Two Poems
Jemma Borg Four Poems
John E. Smelcer Three Poems
Mary Gilliland Seven Poems
Madhvi Ramani The Bus
N.S. Thompson Review
David Cooke Review
  Notes on Contributors

Selected Contributors:

Simon Armitage lives in West Yorkshire and is Professor of Poetry at the University of Sheffield. His most recent publications are Seeing Stars (Faber, 2010) and The Death if King Arthur (Faber, 2011). Walking Home (Faber 2012), a prose account of his troubadour journey along the Pennine Way, was a Sunday Times Best-Seller.

Elizabeth Baines is the author of prose fiction including the story collection Balancing on the Edge of the World and two short novels, Too Many Magpies and The Birth Machine, all published by Salt Publishing. She is also a prizewinning playwright. www.elizabethbaines.com

Bruce Bond is the author of nine books of poetry, most recently Choir of the Wells (Etruscan, 2013), The Visible (LSU, 2012), and Peal (Etruscan, 2009). Forthcoming books include The Other Sky (poems in collaboration with the painter Aron Wiesenfled) and For the Lost Cathedral. Presently he is a Regents Professor of English at the University of North Texas and Poetry Editor for American Literary Review.

Andrew Brighton was formerly Senior Curator: Public Events at Tate Modern. His publications include studies of Francis Bacon, Picasso, and David Hockney, and he has edited critical anthologies on cultural policy and managerialism. He is currently working on a graphic novel with Catherine Brighton.

Geoffrey Hill was born in Bromsgrove in June, 1932. After study at Keble College, Oxford, he became Lecturer and then Professor at the University of Leeds. He then taught at Bristol, Cambridge, and the University of Boston. He is currently Professor of Poetry at Oxford. His Collected Critical Writings appeared in 2008, and his Collected Poems is forthcoming from OUP in 2013.

Rodney Pybus has published several collections over the past forty years, including In Memoriam Milena and Cicadas In Their Summers: New & Selected Poems (Carcanet). His most recent volume of poetry is Darkness Inside Out (Carcanet/Northern House, 2012). He has been associated since the 1960s with Stand.

Brian Swann has two books forthcoming, In Late Night (Johns Hopkins) and Sky Loom: Native American Myth, Story, Song (University of Nebraska).

Lorna Tracy lives in Suffolk and writes in despair. She is the author of Amateur Passions (Virago). Her fiction has most recently appeared in Tears in the Fence. From 1969 to 1998 she was a co-editor of Stand.

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