POLYply 29

29-POLYply-CONFESSIONTim Atkins has two books forthcoming: The 600 page PetrarchCollectedAtkins from Crater, and The World’s Furious Song Flows Through My Skirt (A Play) from Stoma. His work has been published in Canada, France, Japan, Mexico, the USA and the UK. A recent member of the visiting faculty at The Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics in Boulder, Colorado, he is the editor of onedit and is a regular contributor to New York’s Lungfull magazine. Of his work, Lisa Jarnot wrote “Tim Atkins does for translation what Gertrude Stein did for nouns.” He is currently writing a novel about his two daughters, titled On Fathers < On Daughtyrs.  Sections have recently appeared in The Denver Quarterly and in a chapbook from Country Music.

Alison Gibb is a British artist-poet.  She holds a BA (hons) in Fine Art from Goldsmith’s college, a MA in Writing Poetry and a MFA in Creative Writing from Kingston University. Her practice crosses the disciplines of poetry, art, performance, sound and performance writing. Essentially experimental, Alison’s work investigates language through explorations into creative processes, artistic methods of making and critical theories.  Alison’s debut pamphlet, Parallel To Red In Chorus, was published by The Knives, Forks and Spoons Press, Manchester, in 2011.  Her recent publications include:  Kale.i.do.scope, Red Log Blog 2013, Neon and The Interview, Wasafiri Summer 2013. Her poetry CD, Pomegranates In The Oak, was published by zimZalla, Manchester 2012.  She recently performed texts and poetry-sounds-scores at E:Poetry Festival in collaboration with choreographer Elaine Thomas and was resident at The Banff Centre, Canada in February as part of the In(ter)ventions 2013, Literary Arts programme. Her latest pamphlet, Silent Diagrams was published in July 2013 by The Knives, Forks and Spoons Press. Alison is an Emerging Writer in Residence at Kingston University and is currently completing a practice-led PhD at the Department of English, Royal Holloway, University of London.

Jeff Hilson’s publications include stretchers (2006, Reality Street), Bird bird (2009, Landfill) and In The Assarts (2010, Veer Books). He also edited The Reality Street Book of Sonnets (2008, Reality Street). Work from his ongoing sequence “Organ Music” has appeared in VLAK, Open Letter, Painted, spoken, Infinite Editions, Cambridge Literary Review, Dusie and Summer Stock as well as from Crater Press in a small & delightful broadside. He teaches Creative Writing at the University of Roehampton and runs the reading series Xing the Line.

Hazel McMichael writes auto(bio)graphically with chalk, debris, hair, ink, needles, paint, paper, pixels, plaster, thread and voice. Performs and documents writing in books, installations, objects and videos with an aim toward merging the tactile with the textual. Interested in the interdependent relationships between absence and presence – “I” and “you” – private and public – psychoanalysis and body – sense and memory. Graduate from the MA in Poetic Practice at Royal Holloway and sixteen years of psychotherapy. Current projects play with desire, ellipsis and the unsaid.

Tim Parkinson lives in London, writes music, puts on concerts, “Music We’d Like to Hear” since 2005 with John Lely and Markus Trunk, plays ‘any sound producing means’ with James Saunders as “Parkinson Saunders” since 2003, plays with groups from Set Ensemble to Manorexia, his music performed from LA to Tokyo, from Viitasaari to Christchurch, championed by especially Apartment House and Incidental Music and the excellent associated soloists therein, now has 2 Cds out on Edition Wandelweiser, featured in The Ashgate Research Companion to Experimental Music, web presence here www.untitledwebsite.com, here www.youtube.com/untitledparkinson, and here https://soundcloud.com/tim-parkinson-1. Born 7th July 1973, at school 11 years, at university for 3, studied briefly with Kevin Volans in his house in Dublin, went to Ostrava 2001 met Christian Wolff and Alvin Lucier, aside of which never sought any further education except life and self.
“precise, intelligent and simply beautiful music” – Graham McKenzie

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