Donald Atkinson has written three volumes of poetry, published by Peterloo Poets and Arc Publications. A fourth volume is in preparation. He lives in West Yorkshire.
Ros Barber is a Creative Writing teacher at the University of Sussex. Her work has appeared in Faber and Virago anthologies, in Poetry Review, London Magazine, Stand and The Rialto. She has been commended in both the National and Arvon prizes, and was shortlisted for the Geoffrey Dearmer prize in 1999.
Pauline Suett-Barbieri is both a poet and painter, born in Liverpool. Her work has been published in a variety of journals and magazines.
Tessa Biddington has lived in the Forest of Dean for most of her life and currently works for a charity. She started writing almost four years ago, mostly poetry.
Stephen Boyce lives in Winchester, Hants. In 1999, he won the Kent & Sussex Open Poetry Competition and in the same year had work published in the Lancaster LitFest Anthology.
Ross Cogan was born in 1970. At University, he studied Philosophy for a Ph.D. He has a fascination with situations faced by people in historical settings. His work has been published in Acumen, Agenda, The Frogmore Papers, New Welsh Review, Orbis, Oxford Poetry, PN Review, Poetry Nottingham, Prop, The Rialto, Smiths Knoll, Staple, Swansea and Third Way. In 1998, he won both The Frogmore Poetry Prize and The Staple Open Poetry Competition. He has been runner up in both these prizes, as well as The Cardiff Prize in previous years. In 1999, he won the Gregory award.
Flora Cruft spent much of 1999 working in Paris. Originally from Devon, she has also gained a degree in Drama from Manchester University. Since writing "Happiness" for the Exeter Poetry Prize, she has gone on to write a great deal more poetry. She now works as a P.A. in London that allows her to work within the UK Film Industry.
John T Daniel comes from Devon. He won the Exeter Poetry Prize in 1995.
Katherine Gallagher is a widely-published Australian poet resident in London. Her book, "Passengers to the City" (Hale & Iremonger, 1985) was shortlisted for the 1986 Australian National Poetry Award. Her next collection "Fish-rings on Water" was published by Forest Books, (1989). Her translation of Jean-Jacques Celly's poems, "The Sleepwalker with Eyes of Clay", was published by Forest Books in 1994. In 1993, Hearing Eye published her pamphlet, "Finding the Prince". Her next collection "Tigers on the Silk Road" will be published by ARC in late 2000 and in 2001, Salmon Publishing (Ireland) will publish her "Selected Poems". She also runs a "Poetry & Voice" workshop at Jacksons Lane, London, N6.
Jenny Galton-Fenzi is a former Russian translator, now running a B&B establishment near Totnes and driving for the Torbay Hospital Service. She is a member of the Devon based company of Poets.
Adèle Geras is the author of many books for children and young adults. Her collection "Voice's from the Doll's House" is published by Rockingham Press. Her latest work, "Troy", has been published as the very first David Fickling Book for Scholastic Ltd in March 2000.
Sydney Giffard is a Wiltshireian who has spent much of his time travelling and working abroad.
Giles Goodland lives in Oxford. He has won several poetry competitions and has been the recipient of a Gregory Award. His collection entitled "Overlay" was published by Odyssey Poets.