Meet the Editorial Team

Linda Black studied Fine Art at Leeds and the Slade. She ran Apollo Etching Studio in London and has exhibited widely. Her poems have appeared in various anthologies, including this little stretch of life (Hearing Eye/The Poetry School 2006) and I am Twenty People! (Enitharmon 2007). She was awarded the 2004/5 Poetry School Scholarship and won the 2006 New Writing Ventures Poetry Award. The beating of wings (Hearing Eye 2006) was the PBS Pamphlet Choice for Spring 2007. She received an Arts Council Writer's Award in 2007. Her collections of prose poetry are Inventory and Root, (Shearsman 2008 & 2011). She is a  contributor to The Line Is Not For Turning, An Anthology of Contemporary British Prose Poetry (Cinnamon Press 2011). Her illustrated collection of prose poems The Son of a Shoemaker was published by Hearing Eye in November 2012 and was the subject of an exhibition at The Poetry Cafe in 2013 .




Lucy Hamilton is published in journals such as Agenda, Magma, Scintilla, Poetry Wales, Shearsman and Modern Poetry in Translation, and has been anthologised in Entering the Tapestry; I am twenty people! (both Enitharmon), In the Company of Poets (Hearing Eye), and most recently The Line Is Not For Turning, An Anthology of Contemporary British Prose Poetry.(Cinnamon Press). She was joint-recipient of The Poetry School Award 2006/7. Ten poems from  her pamphlet Sonnets for my Mother  (Hearing Eye, 2009) have been translated into Arabic. In 2010 she became the first ever woman, and non-Muslim, to appear by live satellite recording, reading her poems at the Havana Café, Mecca. In 2011 she co-judged the inaugural Cambridge University Benjamin Zephaniah Poetry Prize. Her collection of prose poems Stalker (Shearsman 2012) was shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best First Collection.