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*NEWS FLASH:  Timothy will be unable to attend due to illness.*

Jeff Hilson‘s recent books include stretchers (Reality Street, 2006), Bird bird (Landfill, 2008) and In The Assarts (Veer, 2010). He also edited The Reality Street Book of Sonnets (Reality Street, 2008). Additional thoughts about the sonnet form can be found in The Cambridge Companion to the Sonnet (CUP, 2011,) in a ‘trialogue’ with Paul Muldoon and Meg Butler.  He teaches Creative Writing at Roehampton University and runs the Xing the Line reading series in London.

Simon Jarvis is the Gorley Putt Professor of Poetry and Poetics at the University of Cambridge. He has also taught at Newcastle, Cornell and Johns Hopkins. He works on the poetics of verse, and is currently completing a monograph on the poetics of rhyme for Cambridge University Press. His books include Wordsworth’s Philosophic Song (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007; reprinted, 2008); Adorno: a critical introduction (Cambridge: Polity Press, 1998; reprinted, 2003); and Scholars and Gentlemen: Shakespearean textual criticism and representations of scholarly labour, 1725-1765 (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1995).

Zoë Skoulding’s most recent collections of poems are Remains of a Future City (Seren, 2008) and The Mirror Trade (Seren, 2004). Her collaborative publications include Dark Wires with Ian Davidson (West House Books, 2007), a pamphlet/CD You Will Live in Your Own Cathedral with Alan Holmes (Seren 2009), and From Here, with Simonetta Moro (Dusie, 2008). She is a member of the collective Parking Non-Stop, whose CD Species Corridor, combining experimental soundscape with poetry and song, was released on the German label Klangbad in 2008. She lectures in the School of English at Bangor University, where she also holds a part-time AHRC Fellowship in Creative and Performing Arts 2007-2012, and she has been editor of the international quarterly Poetry Wales since 2008.

Fiona Templeton  is a poet and performance artist, and director of the New York-based group The Relationship, specialising in experimentation in language, relationship with the audience, and use of site.  She and her work have won awards and fellowships including New York Foundation for the Arts, the US National Endowment for the Arts, and the Judith Wilson Senior Fellowship at Cambridge. Her works include The Medead, a 6-part epic, L’Ile, a staging of the dreams of the people of Lille in the places dreamed of, You-The City, an intimate Manhattanwide play for an audience of one, Cells of Release, an installation in collaboration with Amnesty International. Current activities and interests include writing with the voice, the idea of co-creation between audience and art, ventriloquism in spatialisation of the speaking subject, a collaborative project The Eavesdroppers’ Choir, and new works with composers Samita Sinha (vocal) and Pamelia Kurstin (theremin). Books include You-The City (Roof), Cells of Release (Roof), Delirium of Interpretations (Green Integer), London (Sun & Moon), and Elements of Performance Art (with Anthony Howell).

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