MonizaAlvi ranapoetrygroupinamental healthsettingfor threeyears.HermostrecentcollectionisHowtheStoneFoundIts Voice, Bloodaxe2005. AnewbookEuropaisforthcomingfrom Bloodaxein2008, alongwithSplit World, hercollectedpoems 1990-2005.
Annemarie Austinis the author of five poetry collections, four of thempublishedby Bloodaxe. Very: Newand Selected Poems is due out early in 2008. She has worked in book publishing,furthereducation andfortheOpenUniversity,and isnowavolunteerwithadysphasiasupportgroup.
RuthChristieis afreelance translator fromTurkish. Recent publications include Inthe Temple of aPatient GodbyBejan Matur, and, incollaborationwithRichardMcKane, Beyondthe Walls, poems byNazimHikmet, andVoices of Memory, poems ofOktayRifat (a largerselectionof whosepoems isaboutto be published).
PeterCole’smostrecentbook, The Dreamof the Poem: Hebrew PoetryfromMuslimandChristianSpain, 950–1492, wasrecently publishedbyPrincetonUniversityPress. Anewcollectionof poems, ThingsonWhich I’veStumbled, isforthcomingfromNew Directions. He lives in Jerusalem, where he co-edits Ibis Editions.
Belinda Cooke’s poetry, reviews and Russian translations have beenpublishedwidely. She is currentlycompletingan editionof The SelectedPoems of MarinaTsvetaeva. She lives in Aberdeenshire.