Contributors to Epizootics!

Glen Armstrong holds an MFA in English from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and teaches writing at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. He edits a poetry journal called Cruel Garters and has three recent chapbooks: Set List (Bitchin Kitsch,) In Stone and The Most Awkward Silence of All (both Cruel Garters Press.) His work has appeared in BlazeVOX, Conduit and Otoliths. [Issue 1]

Iain Britton.  Since 2008, Iain Britton has had five collections of poems published, mainly in the UK. A new collection of poems photosynthesis was published by Kilmog Press (NZ), 2014. This year some poems have been published by The Interpreter’s House, Long Poem Magazine (UK) Free Verse, Harvard Review, Queen Mob’s Tea House (US). More poems have just been published or are forthcoming with Stand, Clinic, Card Alpha, The Curly Mind, M58, The Literateur, The Black Market Re-View (UK) Cyphers (Ireland) Upstairs at Duroc (France) and POETRY (US). [Issue 1]

Bill Bulloch is a poet, conceptual artist and photographer, studying Creative Writing at Edge Hill University. His work has featured in The Wolf magazine, Black Market Re-View and Card Alpha. He has curated an exhibition, ‘And the Word Was’ at the EHU Art Centre and his work features in a forthcoming BBC4 documentary detailing the history of the Liverpool Poetry Scene. Bill also works as part of the Edge Hill Press production team on ‘Atlantic Drift – an ‘Anthology of Poetry & Poetics’ to be released this August at the Edinburgh Literary Festival. [Issue 1]

Jennie Cole is a poet and artist based in London, UK. She works across film and video, performance, audio, artist’s books, and other printed matter, with enthusiasm for unruly formats, the crossing of discourses, and varied approaches to the means of finding language. Her works have recently appeared in things and places including Performance Research, POLYply, Caesura Gallery, E.ratio, MCBA Book Arts Biennial, Small Po[r]tions, The Poetry Library (Southbank Centre), and Athens Digital Arts Festival. Her poetic sequence GARGANTUA is also out now from BlazeVOX. [Issue 1]

James Davies works include Plants (Reality Street) and most recently snow (zimZalla) He is currently working on a number of projects including: doing, if the die rolls 5 then I stamp the date, words and sentences glued into left over boxes, ten snowballs for James Davies and yellow lines drawn on sheets of A4 paper and then placed in a box. He edits the poetry press if p then q and co-organises The Other Room reading series and resources website in Manchester. stack is forthcoming from Carcanet in 2017. More at [Issue 1]

Don Dombowsky is an Associate Professor in the departments of Politics and International Studies and Philosophy at Bishop’s University in Canada. He is the author of Nietzsche and Napoleon: The Dionysian Conspiracy (University of Wales Press, 2014), Nietzsche’s Machiavellian Politics (2004) and co-editor of Political Writings of Friedrich Nietzsche: An Edited Anthology (2008). [Issue 1]

Dan Eltringham is writing a Ph.D. at Birkbeck College, University of London, on Wordsworth, Prynne, enclosure and the commons. His poetry and translations have appeared in journals including E-Ratio, Datableed, Blackbox Manifold, The Goose, The Clearing, Intercapillary Space and Alba Londres 6: Contemporary Mexican Poetry. He co-edits Girasol Press and co-runs Electric Arc Furnace, a new poetry readings series in Sheffield. [Issue 1]

Stephen Emmerson is the author of numerous books and objects, including: Telegraphic Transcriptions (Stranger Press/Dept Press), Poetry Wholes (If P Then Q), Family Portraits (If P Then Q), and Letters to Verlaine (Blart). [Issue 1]

Allen Fisher is a poet, painter and art historian, lives in Hereford, UK.
He has factured a considerable number of single-authored publications
of poetry, graphics, aesthetic theory and art documentation; exhibited
in many shows from Tate Britain to King’s Gallery York. Examples of his
work in the Tate Collection, The King’s Archive London, the Living Mu-
seum, Iceland and various British and international private collections.
Last single-artist show was at the Apple Store Gallery Hereford in 2013.
Recent books of poetry and image were: Imperfect Fit: Aesthetics, Facture &
Perception from University of Alabama, the complete poetry of Gravity
as a consequence of shape from Reality Street Editions and SPUTTOR from
Veer Books. A second edition of the collected PLACE books of poetry was
published earlier this year and a reprint of Ideas of the culture dreamed
of was published by The Literary Pocket Book was published in October. [Issue 1]

Mélisande Fitzsimons I am French and I have lived in Plymouth since 2001. I have a background in Fine Arts and translation and have been concentrating on writing poetry for the last 8 years. I have been published in anthologies in the UK and USA and in literary magazines and journals in Britain, Australia and in France (including Devon Life, The Broadsheet and Tears in the Fence). I write both in English and French, but my poems are so different in their intent and use of language that it’s like having a double life. I find it fascinating to write in a language that is not my own: it’s daunting, transgressive, frustrating and exciting. [Issue 1]

Maria Luigia Gioffrè, based in London, practioner of languages. Previous works and works in process: [Issue 1]

Mark Goodwin is a poet-sound-artist who lives on a boat in Leicestershire. He has published five full-length poetry collections & four chapbooks with: Leafe Press’s Open House Editions, Longbarrow Press, Knives Forks & Spoons Press, Nine Arches Press, & Shearsman Books. Some of Mark’s sound-enhanced poetry can be listened to here: His sound-enhanced poems are also broadcast online by Radio Wildfire. A German-techno-house version of Offspring, produced by DJ Schillurschule, is on the b-side of an EP, called Your Brightness, soon to be released by Chiba Records. Mark is also a climber & hill-walker, and will be reading aloud poetry about such, at Stanza – Scotland’s International Poetry Festival, in March 2017. [Issue 1]

John Hall has been making poems for pages since 1966 and visual poems for over two decades. Keepsache is a selection designed to complement the earlier Else Here (Etruscan). A new collection, As a said place, will come out from Shearsman in 2017. In recent years he has collaborated with the late Lee Harwood, Emily Critchley, David Prior and Ian Tyson as well as with Peter Hughes. [Issue 1]

Peter Hughes is based on the Norfolk coast where he runs Oystercatcher Press. His recent books of poetry are published by Shearsman and Reality Street. He is the current Judith E. Wilson Visiting Poetry Fellow at the University of Cambridge. Peter’s unconventional versions of Cavalcanti will be coming out from Carcanet in May 2017. [Issue 1]

Colin James has a chapbook of poems, Dreams Of The Really Annoying, from Writers Knights Press. He is currently a student in Massachusetts. [Issue 1]

Haley Jenkins is a poet and novelist living in Surrey. She achieved a First in her Creative Writing BA at The University of Roehampton and has just finished her Creative Writing MA at The University of Surrey. Her work has appeared in Tears in the Fence, Painted, spoken, and two anthologies by Fincham Press: The Trouble with Parallel Universes and Screams & Silences. She recently edited Bigger Than These Bones by She also volunteers with Veer Books – an experimental poetry press operating between The University of Surrey and Birkbeck College. Haley is currently working on her novel Trusting Pan and her first poetry book provisionally titled Nekorb [Issue 1]

Tom Jenks’ latest publication is Sublunar, published by Oystercatcher Press. He co-organises The Other Room reading series and website, administers the avant objects imprint zimZalla and is completing a Ph.D. at Edge Hill University. [Issue 1]

Kenny Knight has had two collections of poetry published by Shearsman Books, The Honicknowle Book of the Dead and A Long Weekend on the Sofa. His work has appeared in The Broadsheet, Litter, The Long Poem Magazine, The Rialto and Tears in the Fence. His poem Lessons in Tea making, was published in The Candlestick Press anthology, Ten Poems About Tea alongside John Arlott, John Betjeman and Thomas Hardy. He runs CrossCountry Writers staging readings all over Devon, involving anything from poetry to flash-fiction. Kelvin Corco described his work as the ‘rarely explored mythology of England’. Born in 1951, he lives in Plymouth and works in a supermarket. [Issue 1]

Bruno Neiva is the author of The museum of boughs, Procedimentos de
125 Estilo, binder clip series (zimZalla) and averbaldraftsone&otherstories (Knives
Forks and Spoons Press). Co-author to Servant Drone (Knives Forks and
Spoons Press) and The Secret of Good Posture: A Physical Therapist’s Perspec-
tive on Freedom (Team Trident Press) w/ Paul Hawkins. Some of his work
has appeared in a number of magazines and anthologies. Contributes
regularly to the PO.EX – Digital Archive of Portuguese Experimental Poetry and
runs the Laboratory of Experimental Textual Practices at Porto Universi-
ty. You can find more of bruno neiva’s work at: http://brunoneiva.weebly.
com/ [Issue 1]

Wanda O’Connor is a doctoral candidate in Critical and Creative Writing at Cardiff University. She researches the contemporary projective and is interested in the intersections between critical theory and poetry. Recent writing is available in Asymptote, Datableed, Magma, Poetry Wales and The Best Canadian Poetry 2014 (Tightrope Books). She co-organizes the Cardiff Poetry Experiment reading series in Cardiff, Wales and participates in collaborative projects, most recently a film project and libretto. [Issue 1]

Brook Pearson is a poet, philosopher, and scholar who lives with his
family in Vancouver, Canada and teaches at the University of British
Columbia. He was born in 1972 in Prince Rupert in northern British Co-
lumbia. His poems have been published in Canadian Literature, The Goose,
Repurposed Mag, ArtAscent, and The Wax Paper. [Issue 1]

Alex Rake is a poet and musician from the noisier hills of the Fraser
Valley. Freshly graduated from the University of the Fraser Valley with
a degree in creative writing (whatever that means), he currently curates
Raspberry Magazine’s creative writing pages. [Issue 1]

Stuart Ross is a writer, editor, and writing teacher living in Cobourg, Ontario. He is the author of 20 books of poetry, fiction, and essays, including A Sparrow Came Down Resplendent (Wolsak and Wynn, 2016), A Hamburger in a Gallery (DC Books, 2015), Further Confessions of a Small Press Racketeer (Anvil Press, 2015), and Our Days in Vaudeville (Mansfield Press, 2014). He recently released the first and final issue of the poetry magazine The Northern Testicle Review. Stuart is currently working on several poetry and fiction projects, as well as a memoir. His second novel, Pockets, comes out in fall 2017 from ECW Press. Stuart blogs at [Issue 1]

David Rushmer’s artworks and writings have appeared in a number of magazines and websites since the late 1980s, including: Angel Exhaust, Archive of the Now, BlazeVOX, E.ratio, Great Works, Molly Bloom, Shearsman, and 10th Muse. He has work included in Sea Pie: An Anthology of Oystercatcher Poetry (Shearsman, 2012). His most recent published pamphlets are The Family of Ghosts (Arehouse, Cambridge, 2005) and Blanchot’s Ghost (Oystercatcher Press, 2008). He lives and works in the Cambridge area and also sings in the Post-Punk Garage band, Kepler. [Issue 1]

Mark Staniforth is a conceptual writer from North Yorkshire, England, and a PhD student at Leeds Beckett University. Richard Barrett’s most recent poetry collection is LOVE LIFE! (Stranger Press, 2016). His new collection You make me laugh in a different way is forthcoming from Dostoyevsky Wannabe. Richard lives with his wife in Salford, Greater Manchester. [Issue 1]

Andrew Taylor is a Nottingham based, Liverpool born poet, editor and
critic. His debut collection of poetry, Radio Mast Horizon was published by
Shearsman Books in 2013. Recent pamphlets include Air Vault (Oyster-
catcher Press) and The Liverpool Warehousing Co. Ltd. (zimZalla). His second
collection is due from Shearsman in 2017. Poems have recently appeared
in Para.Text, Stride, International Times and Datableed. He is lecturer in En-
glish and Creative Writing at Nottingham Trent University. [Issue 1]

Ellie Walsh works as a Contributing Editorial Associate at Coldnoon Travel Poetics Journal where she runs a column focused on poetry from South Asia. She attended Thompson Rivers University in British Columbia where she studied English, and she later completed her MA in Creative Writing from Bath Spa University in the UK. She is now in Nepal on PhD research where she studies post-revolution feminist poetry from the Terai – a place where she draws much inspiration for her own writing. The Nepalese villagers teach her how to harvest rice and often tell her to lighten up. [Issue 1]

Ali Znaidi (b.1977) lives in Redeyef, Tunisia. He is the author of several
chapbooks, including Experimental Ruminations (Fowlpox Press, 2012),
Moon’s Cloth Embroidered with Poems (Origami Poems Project, 2012), Bye,
Donna Summer! (Fowlpox Press, 2014), Taste of the Edge (Kind of a Hurri-
cane Press, 2014) ), and Mathemaku x5 (Spacecraft Press, 2015). For more,
visit his blog at and follow him on Twitter at @AliZnaidi. [Issue 1]