Contributors to EPIZOOTICS!:

Dennis Andrew S. Aguinaldo teaches a course called “Reading Film, TV, and the Internet” for the Department of Humanities of the University of the Philippines Los Baños. His poems have appeared in Transit, hal., and High Chair and more recently in Otoliths, Bukambibig, Jazz Cigarette, and Softblow. He blogs at [Issue 2]

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]

Tom Betteridge is a writer and researcher living in London. His poems and essays have appeared in Textual Practice, Blackbox Manifold, DATABLEED, Gnommero, Hix Eros, Intercapillary Space, The Literateur, Scree, Spam, and ZARF. His first poetry collection, Pedicure, is available from Sine Wave Peak press.

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, Issue 2]

Christopher Cokinos’s work has appeared in several venues, including TYPO, diagram, december, Matter Monthly and Blackbox Manifold. He also writes prose, with three nonfiction books to his credit, and just co-edited a new book from Arizona called The Sonoran Desert: A Literary Field Guide. He has had work recently in, Pacific Standard and the Los Angeles Times. [Issue 2]

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]

Charles Eager is a translator and scholar from Yorkshire, England. He is
coauthor of Synkronos (forthcoming, Autumn 2017). [Issue 2]

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 Museum, 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]

Rachel Gippetti’s debut collection, Birthright, has recently been published by Eyewear Publishing as part of the Aviator Pamphlet Series. Her work has also appeared in publications in the UK and USA including Shearsman Magazine, The Stinging Fly, THIEF and The Apple Valley Review and she is the author of several children’s books. Born in Boston, Rachel now lives in the South West of the UK. She works at Plymouth College of Art, sporadically runs the Plymouth-based literary night Lit and is a member of the band Booby Trap. [Issue 2]

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]

Calum Hazell’s poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Jungftak, Lunar Poetry and Great Works. In February 2016 he exhibited visual work at St. John’s College, University of Oxford, as part of a project on Charles Sanders Peirce’s semiotic. He regularly reads at Writers Forum (New Series) and is a member of the Centre for Contemporary Poetry (Contempo) research group. [Issue 2]

Steven Hitchins is a poet from the South Wales Valleys. Brought up in Abercynon, where the River Cynon meets the Taff, he currently lives a few miles downriver in Rhydyfelin, Pontypridd. Through publications such as Bitch Dust (Hafan 2012) and The White City (Aquifer 2015), he has been conducting a mobile, non-linear mapping of the South Wales coalfield, using cut-up techniques and psychogeographical dérives to excavate industrial wounds and geological layerings along the invisible routes of the deleted canals. His poetry and articles have appeared in Poetry Wales, New Welsh Review, Junction Box and Wales Arts Review, and he has performed at the Hay Poetry Jamboree in Hay-on-Wye, Poets Live in Paris, the Bath Arts Fringe Festival and the North Wales International Poetry Festival. [Issue 2]

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]

Natalie Joelle is writing a transdisciplinary study of gleaning and lean culture at Birkbeck, University of London, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. Her creative work has appeared in Plumwood Mountain, Datableed and Intercapillary Space. [Issue 2]

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]

Grizel Luttman-Johnson has returned to drawing and printmaking after a period of producing mar-bled papers. She also makes handmade books and is a member of Appledore Craft Collective. Grizel works from her studio in Hartland, Devon and is a member of Appledore Craft Collective. She has a degree in Fine Art from Wimbledon School of Art. [Issue 2]

Heather J. Macpherson writes from New England. Her work has appeared in Blueline, Spillway, Pearl, CLARE Literary, OVS, Niche, ATOMIC, The Heron Tree, Nerve Cowboy and other fine publications. She has twice been features editor for The Worcester Review and has been a guest blogger on The Best American Poetry Blog which featured her interview, and essay, with Stephanie Brown. Heather is executive director at Damfino Press. [Issue 2]

Skye McDade-Burn is currently training to be an Integrative Child Counsellor. Before this she completed an undergraduate degree in Japanese and Politics, and then an MA in Modern and Contemporary Literature. She has had a poem, ‘Playground’, published in the most recent issue of Different Skies Journal. She also occasionally DJs, and have some mixes online here- On my mixcloud page is also a live reading of ‘Playground’ with a soundscape that I did on the radio show Bad Punk on Resonance FM. [Issue 2]

Kirby Manià holds an MA in Modern Literature and Culture from the University of York and a PhD in English from the University of the Witwatersrand. She currently teaches English Literature and critical thinking to students in the Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. Her work has appeared in New Contrast, Brittle Paper, Itch and The Kalahari Review. [Issue 2]

Ben March-Allen is an amateur poet, photographer and musician living in the ancient village of Iwade, Kent. A creative writing graduate from the University of Kent, he now spends his days writing, composing and recording, whilst recruiting, training and managing volunteers for The Prince’s Trust. A recent father and husband, he is now channeling his life experiences through creative outlets. [Issue 2]

Camilla Nelson is a Somerset-based poet, artist and researcher. She has presented her research at national and international conferences since 2010 and continues to perform and exhibit her text-work throughout the UK. She is the creator of Poem Factory (A Performance Installation) and a founding member of the Grass Routes collective. As a poet, her work is regularly published in national and international magazines, journals and anthologies and runs poetry workshops across London and South-West England. She is the founding editor of Singing Apple Press and the poetry editor of ALECC’s journal for literature, environment and culture, The Goose. [Issue 2]

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]

Dominic O’Key is an editor of the cultural studies and critical theory journal, parallax. He also convenes the Creaturely Life reading group, and is the 2016/17 co-director of Quilting Points, the interdisciplinary critical theory group. For this, he and Rachel Johnson focused on the work of Hannah Arendt, and invited presentations from Profs. Simon Swift (Geneva), Patrick Hayden (St Andrews) and Lyndsey Stonebridge (East Anglia). He co-organised the WRoCAH-funded event World Against Globe: Reconceptualising World Literatures Today (April 2016) and the workshop Futures of Memory (Feb 2017). Most recently, he and Ian Ellison hosted a workshop on W. G. Sebald: Beyond Sebald: New Trajectories in Sebald Studies (May 2017). He is a member of the Northern Animals collective. [Issue 2]

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]

Oliver Perrott-Webb is studying in the Centre for Modern Poetry at the University of Kent. [Issue 2]

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, Issue 2]

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, Issue 2]

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]

Tom Snarsky teaches mathematics at Malden High School in Malden, Massachusetts, USA. [Issue 2]

Steve Spence lives in Plymouth and helps to run The Language Club, a group which promotes live poetry events and is based at the Arts Centre. His reviews and poetry have appeared in a number of magazines, notably Great Works, Shearsman, Stride, Tears in the Fence, Tenth Muse and The Rialto. He was assistant editor of Terrible Work magazine for four issues and in 2007 completed an MA in Creative Writing at the University of Plymouth. A Curious Shipwreck is his first collection of poetry and Penned in the Margins released his second book, Limits of Control in 2011. [Issue 2]

Sneha Subramanian Kanta is pursuing her second postgraduate degree in literature at the University of Plymouth, United Kingdom and an awardee of the GREAT scholarship. She is also the Poetry Editor for INK, published by the university press. Her work has appeared or is to appear in Ann Arbor Review (MI, USA), The Rain, Party & Disaster Society (USA) and in poetry anthologies such as Dance of the Peacock (Hidden Brook Press, Canada), Suvarnarekha (The Poetry Society of India, India) and elsewhere. [Issue 2]

Eline Tabak holds a degree in English from the University of Groningen (with a year abroad at the University of York) and a Master’s degree in Comparative Literary Studies at the University of Utrecht, where she engaged with gender studies, new materialism, posthumanism, ecocriticism and the Anthropocene. In 2017, she will start my PhD at the Rachel Carson Center, Munich, with a project tentatively titled ‘Reading Against the Anthropocene? An Investigation of the Impact of Environmental Literature’. [Issue 2]

Bryn Tales is a PhD candidate in English Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Sheffield. His current research is working towards the completion of his thesis entitled A Poetic Ethnography of the Dearne Valley in the South Yorkshire Coalfield following Neoliberalism. Over the past decade he has worked as a teacher of English at colleges across Yorkshire and has published poetry with Smith/Doorstop amongst many others. [Issue 2]

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 (Oystercatcher 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 English and Creative Writing at Nottingham Trent University. [Issue 1]

William Telford works as Business Editor at The Herald in Plymouth, UK. He has an MA in Creative Writing from Plymouth University. His short stories and poetry have been published in Spelk, Short Fiction, Ink, Flair, the Western Morning News and The Broadsheet. In 2012 he was shortlisted for the Bristol Short Story Prize. [Issue 2]

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]