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Contents: Volume 7(2)

John Whale Editorial
Sam Hazo Two Poems
Susan Wicks Three Poems
Annemarie Austin Three Poems
Andrew Shields Thumbnail Sketch
Melanie Challenger Three Poems
Michael Nath The Blocking Unit
Roy Fisher Six Poems
Marianne Burton Delivering The Foetal Dioramas to Peter the Great
Eleanor Rees Two Poems
Stephen Wilson Camille c1890
Alan Dunnett Two Poems
Jessica Harman Your Strength
Naomi Foyle Your Cake
Gary Allen Return from France
Jeffrey Wainwright call death an observation
Uilleam Blacker Star Map
Mary Michaels Two Stories
Phil Isherwood Two Poems
Julian Farmer Four Poems (translations)
Don Bogan Two Poems
Ruvanee Pietersz Vilhauer Hopper Day
Joanne Merriam Two Poems
Steven Matthews Review
Jeffrey Wainwright Review
Steven Matthews Review
Julian Turner Review
John Battle Review
  Notes on Contributors

Selected Contributors:

Roy Fisher’s The Long and the Short of It was published in 2006 and presents a wide range of his poems from 50 years of writing. He was born in Handsworth in 1930, became Senior Lecturer in American Studies at Keele University, played jazz for many years and collaborated with visual artists. He has appeared in Stand many times. He lives in Derbyshire.

Jeffrey Wainwright has just completed a new poetry collection, Clarity or Death! His previous volume was Out of the Air (Carcanet 1999). He is also the author of Poetry: the Basics (Routledge 2004) and Acceptable Words: Essays on the Poetry of Geoffrey Hill (Manchester University Press 2006). He teaches in the Department of English and its Writing School at Manchester Metropolitan University.

Susan Wicks has published four collections of poetry, two novels and a short memoir. Her last collection, Night Toad: New and Selected Poems, was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation. Her new collection, De-iced, is published by Bloodaxe in January. She is the Director of the Centre for Creative Writing at the University of Kent in Canterbury.

Melanie Challenger’s first collection of poems, Galatea, was recently published by Salt Publishing. Her collaboration with Bosnian war diarist, Zlata Filipovic, includes Stolen Voices, a book on young people in conflict, which has been widely published and translated internationally. She has recently been appointed as director of the Harold Clurman Center for Poetry, Poetic Language, and the Spoken Work in New York. She won an Eric Gregory Award in 2005.

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