Contributors’ Biographies Rebecca Alifimoff attends school in Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States of America. She has been writing poetry since the age of thirteen. Isla Anderson is a 17-year-old Foyle Young Poet and winner of the 2015 Christopher Tower Poetry Competition. Aside from writing, Isla spends time taking uncomfortable photographs and sitting on forest floors. Claire Booker is a poet and playwright based in south London. Her poems have appeared in publications including the Morning Star, New Welsh Review, North and The Rialto. She blogs at www.bookerplays.wordpress.com Geraldine Clarkson was Selected Poet in Magma 58, and won the 2015 Magma Editors’ Prize. Joshua Coben’s first book, Maker of Shadows, won the 2009 X. J. Kennedy Poetry Prize. His second collection, Approximate Paradise, was a finalist for the Vassar Miller Prize. He lives near Boston. Ila Colley is a student in the North of England. She enjoys reading, painting and skimming stones (badly). Occasionally she writes and calls it a poem. J.L. Conrad is the author of A Cartography of Birds (Louisiana State University Press). Her poems have appeared in numerous literary journals. She currently lives in Madison, Wisconsin, USA. Claire Crowther’s third collection On Narrowness appears from Shearsman this spring as does her pamphlet Silents from Hercules Press. She is Poet in Residence at the Royal Mint Museum. Daniella Cugini is a student from Warwick. She has received the inaugural Young Romantics prize and is shortlisted for the Hippocrates Young Poet award. She is working at progress. Kathryn Cussons won the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award, was Richmond Young Laureate and was a prizewinner in the Christ Church Oxford Poetry Competition. She hopes to study English at Cambridge. Jenny Danes grew up in Essex and currently studies in Newcastle. She has been highly commended in the Bridport Prize for poetry, and her poems have appeared in several magazines. Gram Joel Davies lives in Somerset. His poetry appears most recently in The Interpreter’s House and Lighthouse. He is a member of Juncture 25 Poets and tweets @poplarist. Magnus Dixon is a 14-year-old poet from the North East of Scotland. He loves sailing and listening to folk music, which he also plays on his cello. Edward Doegar’s poems appear in the current issues of The Rialto and Poetry Ireland Review. His work is featured in the Bloodaxe anthology Ten: The New Wave. Sala Fadel is a 14-year-old girl who loves going camping and hiking with Scouts on sunny days and writes poetry on the rainy days. Charlotte Gann is a freelance writer and editor from Sussex. Her poetry pamphlet, The Long Woman (Pighog Press), was shortlisted for the 2012 Michael Marks Award. Pia Goddard is one of south London’s Rye Poets, three women who perform regularly, reading from their collections, most recently upstairs at L’Escargot, Soho, and the Crypt at St John’s, Waterloo. Linda Goulden is a Scot who grew up in Manchester and lives in Derbyshire. Some of her poems have won prizes, been set to music or appeared in print. Susannah Hart’s poems have appeared in various magazines including Poetry News, Acumen and Magma, and she was a prizewinner in the 2013 Poetry London competition. Doreen Hinchliffe’s poems have been published in various poetry anthologies and magazines. She has also had a sonnet sequence recorded by Live Canon on their Poems For Christmas CD. Lisa Kelly’s pamphlet, Bloodhound, is published by Hearing Eye. She often hosts poetry readings at the Torriano Meeting House, London. She is studying for an MA in Creative Writing at Lancaster University. Simon Kew has been published in Equinox, The Rialto, Iota, and Agenda and has a writing talent the size of Alaska (Simon’s mum). Hannah Keyte lives in London and enjoys going to the theatre and exhibitions, mainly fashion based. She has only recently become interested in poetry and likes the work of 21st century poets. Despite success with other magazines and competitions, Sue Kindon has tried, tried and tried again to have a poem included in Magma. She lives and writes in the French Pyrenees. Anja König grew up in the German language and now writes in English. Her first pamphlet Advice for an Only Child is out from Flipped Eye Publishing. Its advantages are 1) it is very cheap, 2) it is very short. Pippa Little’s long poem from The Poetics of the Archive (NCLA/ Bloodaxe Archives) will be included in the project’s inaugural International Poetry Festival in Newcastle in March 2015. Kyle Lovell is a poet and playwright based in Kent who cites Soren Kierkegaard, William Blake and baroque architecture as influences upon his work. Rob A. Mackenzie is Magma’s reviews editor. His most recent collection is The Good News (Salt, 2013). Stuart McKenzie is a freelance illustrator living and working in London. His poems have appeared in various magazines and are anthologised in the recently published Sounds of the Front Bell pamphlet by The Group, featuring poets from John Stammers’ writing group.