POLYply 12

James Davies most recent collection is Plants from Reality Street. He is editor of if p then q, former editor of the cult poetry object Matchbox, sometime collaborator with Simon Taylor as Joy as Tiresome Vandalism and is one of the organisers of The Other Room poetry night and website.

Sophie Mayer’s latest collection is The Private Parts of Girls (Salt, 2011). She is the author of The Cinema of Sally Potter: A Politics of Love (Wallflower, 2009) and a regular contributor to Sight & Sound. She contributed an essay on the state of relations between poetry and film to the forthcoming Oxford Handbook of Contemporary British and Irish Poetry (ed. Peter Robinson).

Drew Milne’s books of poetry include Go Figure (2003); Mars Disarmed (2002); The Damage: new and selected poems (2001); Bench Marks (1998); and Sheet Mettle (1994). He edits the occasional imprint Parataxis Editions, and has also edited Modern Critical Thought (2003); and, with Terry Eagleton, Marxist Literary Theory: A Reader (1996).He is the Judith E Wilson Lecturer in Drama and Poetry, Faculty of English,University of Cambridge.

Redell Olsen’s publications include; Book of the Fur (Rempress, 2000), Secure Portable Space (Reality Street, 2004) and the collaboratively edited Here Are My Instructions (Gefn Press, 2004). From 2006 – 2010 she was the  editor of the online journal of How2, which publishes modernist and innovative poetry and poetics by women writers. See: http://www.how2journal.com. Recent work is available in Infinite Difference: Other Poetries by UK Women Poets (Shearsman, 2010) and I’ll Drown My Book: ‘Conceptual Writing by Women‘ (Les Figues Press, 2011) forthcoming. Her recent projects have involved texts for performance and film and include: Newe Booke of Copies (2009) and Bucolic Picnic (or Toile de Jouy Camouflage)’(2009). The Lost Swimming Pool; a site-specific collaboration was commissioned by the Creative Campus Initiative,  June 2010.  She has recently published articles on Frank O’Hara, Abigail Child and the relationship between contemporary poetics and the visual arts. She is a Director of the MA in Poetic Practice and a member of the RHUL poetics research group.


James Davies

Drew Milne

Redell Olsen

Sophie Mayer

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