Naush Sabah

Naush Sabah is Editor and Publishing Director at Poetry Birmingham Literary Journal, a print periodical described by the TLS as ‘intellectually lithe and provocative’ with a ‘dynamic and incisive critical section’. Her writing has appeared in The Poetry Review, the TLS, PN Review, The Dark Horse, Modern Poetry in Translation, and elsewhere. Last year, she… Continue reading Naush Sabah

JL Williams 

Books by JL Williams include Condition of Fire (Shearsman, 2011), Locust and Marlin (Shearsman, 2014), House of the Tragic Poet (If A Leaf Falls Press, 2016), After Economy (Shearsman, 2017) and Origin (Shearsman, 2022). Published widely in journals, her poetry has been translated into numerous languages. She has read at international literature festivals and venues… Continue reading JL Williams 

Ben Wilkinson

Ben Wilkinson was born in the English Midlands and lives in Sheffield. His poems and criticism regularly appear in national publications including the Guardian, New Statesman, The Poetry Review, The Spectator, and the Times Literary Supplement. His debut collection of poems, Way More Than Luck, was published by Seren in 2018 and won a Northern… Continue reading Ben Wilkinson

André Naffis-Sahely

André Naffis-Sahely is the author of The Promised Land: Poems from Itinerant Life (Penguin UK, 2017) and the editor of The Heart of a Stranger: An Anthology of Exile Literature (Pushkin Press, 2020). His second collection, High Desert, will be published by Bloodaxe Books in June 2022. He is from Abu Dhabi, but was born… Continue reading André Naffis-Sahely

Eve Joseph

Eve Joseph lives and writes on the unceded traditional territories of the Lekwungen peoples. Her first two books of poetry The Startled Heart (Oolichan, 2004) and The Secret Signature of Things (Brick, 2010) were both nominated for the Dorothy Livesay Award. Her nonfiction book In the Slender Margin was published by HarperCollins in 2014 and… Continue reading Eve Joseph

David Spittle

David Spittle is a poet, filmmaker, and essayist. His second collection, Rubbles (Broken Sleep Books, 2022) was praised by the PBS as a ‘provocative and electric read’. His debut, All Particles and Waves was published by Black Herald Press (2020) following the pamphlet, B O X (HVTN, 2018). A book of interviews with filmmakers on… Continue reading David Spittle

Kathleen Jamie 

Kathleen Jamie, poet and essayist, was born in Scotland in 1962. Her work concerns nature, travel and culture. Her poetry collections include The Overhaul, which won the 2012 Costa Poetry Prize,and The Tree House, which won the Forward prize. Her non-fiction includes the highly regarded Findings, Sightlines, and Surfacing, all regarded as important contributions to… Continue reading Kathleen Jamie 

Anne Ryland 

Anne Ryland’s third poetry collection, Unruled Journal, was published by Valley Press last October. Her previous books are Autumnologist, shortlisted for The Forward Prize for Best First Collection 2006, and The Unmothering Class, a New Writing North Read Regional choice (both by Arrowhead Press). She gained a Distinction in Newcastle University’s inaugural MA in Writing… Continue reading Anne Ryland 

Joelle Taylor

Joelle Taylor is an award-winning poet and author who prior to the pandemic completed a world tour with her collection Songs My Enemy Taught Me. She founded SLAMbassadors, the UK national youth poetry slam championships, as well as the international spoken-word project Borderlines. She is widely anthologised, the author of 4 collections of poetry and… Continue reading Joelle Taylor

Hannah Lowe 

Hannah Lowe is a poet, memoirist and academic. Her latest book, The Kids, a Poetry Book Society ‘Choice’ for Autumn, won the Costa Poetry Award and the Costa Book of the Year, 2021. Her first poetry collection Chick (Bloodaxe, 2013) won the Michael Murphy Memorial Award for Best First Collection. In September 2014, she was named… Continue reading Hannah Lowe