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Contents: Volume 6(1)

Jon Glover & John Whale Editorial
Judi Benson Between Worlds
Fire Time
Geoffrey Hill Of Carnal Policy
Jon Glover Oh, Crying This
David Crystal Two for the Road Ken
Alison O'Brien For Ken
William Oxley Old Poster
Remembering Ken Smith
Jeffrey Wainwright 'With a dewdrop on his nose'
A piece on the poetry of Ken Smith
Rodney Pybus Cob and Pen
Joe Francis Doerr While you're out remember
Likely Through the Stones: Running in the Border Lands with Ken Smith
Nicki Jackowska Altered States
Hylda Sims Sayling the Babel
Fred Johnston The Going Girls
Charles Bennett Snow hare
Bob Morley Tinselberry
Jack Debney The Barbarians Came, After all
Jesse Lee Kercheval After the Funeral, Joe Tells a Story
Rose Red
Anthony Lynch Wash
Tin shed
Saving daylight
Peter Walton The Marlbrook Map
Multum in Parvo
Kentish Plover
Fennel in the Garden
Sam Sampson Landscape without Monkeys
Hugh Maxton Shelling Hill, near Faughart and other historic sites
Lucien Jenkins An English Moon
C. K. Stead That Fear Makes Killers
A Cow Is
History: The Horse
Letter from the Mountains
Anne Fitzgerald First watch
Into the Square of Dawning
The Weight of the World
Brian Swann My Aunt
Samuel Hazo My Shirt Inspector Reassures Me
John Goodby Review of Ken Smith, Shed: Poems 1980-2001 and
You Again: Last Poems and Other Words
  Notes on Contributors



Selected Contributors:

Judi Benson is currently Writer in Residence at the Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary. Her fourth collection of poetry, The Thin Places, is out this year. She has edited, with Ken Smith, Klaonica: Poems for Bosnia, (Bloodaxe, 1993), and with Agneta Falk, The Long Pale Corridor: Contemporary Poems of Bereavement, (Bloodaxe, 1996). Her poem, “Burying the Ancestors”, was shortlisted for the Forward Prize, 2004.

Joe Francis Doerr has written extensively on various poets associated with Stand, including Tony Harrison, Geoffrey Hill, Jon Silkin, Ken Smith, and Jeffrey Wainwright. His work has appeared in a number of publications including PN Review, and his book, Order of the Ordinary, was published by Salt Publishing, Cambridge, UK in 2003. He lives in Austin, Texas.

Geoffrey Hill was the subject of a special issue of Stand in 2002. Scenes from Comus was published in January by Penguin. He taught for many years at the universities of Leeds and Cambridge and is now Professor of Literature and Religion at Boston University.

Lucien JenkinsLaying out the Body is published in Seren. He has poems appearing in Ambit and The London Magazine and has read his work at the Cardiff Festival, the Poetry Society and the Royal Festival Hall’s literature venue and Voice Box. He has been a visiting creative writer at the Open University and Ruskin College, Oxford.

Hugh Maxton’s memoir Waking was published by Lagan Press (Belfast) in 1997. hOMAGHe—a fund raiser for victims of the 1998 bombing—includes two poems by Maxton and four drawings by Margaret Fitzgibbon. A new collection, Poems 2000-2005 appears from Carysfort Press (Dublin) in July.

William Oxley is a Manchester-born poet who divides his time between Devon and London. Hearing Eye published Namaste, his Nepal poems in 2004, and his London Visions is forthcoming in Spring 2005 from Bluechrome. With Patricia Oxley he recently co-edited the anthology Modern Poets of Europe for the Spiny Babbler cultural center in Kathmandu.

C.K. Stead has written ten novels including Mansfield (Harvill, 2004, Vintage 2005; currently short-listed for the Tasmania Pacific Prize), two books of short stories and six of literary criticism. The Red Tram (AUP, 2004) is the most recent of his thirteen books of poems. He is professor of English at the University of Auckland for twenty years and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.

Jeffrey Wainwright’s most recent book of poems Out of the Air is published by Carcanet Press. Recent work includes Poetry: the Basics (Routledge, 2004), and he has just completed a book on the poetry of Geoffrey Hill, Acceptable Words (forthcoming from Manchester University Press). He teaches English at Manchester Metropolitan University.

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