VERONICA AARONSON is one of the founders of the Teignmouth Poetry Festival. She is a member of Moor Poets and enjoys reading at venues around the South West.
SHANTA ACHARYA is the author of eleven books, ranging from poetry, literary criticism and fiction to finance. Her latest publication is Imagine: New & Selected Poems by HarperCollins.
MATTHEW BARNARD is a poet and short story writer. His debut poetry pamphlet The Bends was published by Eyewear and his first full collection will be published by in spring 2018.
ISABEL BERMUDEZ was born in Colombia, grew up in London,and was educated at Cambridge. She has published two collections of poetry: including Small Disturbances, Rockingham Press.
GRAHAM BURCHALL was born in Canterbury, now lives in South Devon. His third collection Kate was published in May 2015. He is one of the team responsible for the Teignmouth Poetry Festival.
MAGGIE BUTT’s first pamphlet was published by Acumen. Her fifth poetry collection, Degrees of Twilight, was published in 2015. She is a Royal Literary Fund Fellow at the University of Kent.
ROY CAMERON’s first collection The Sara Poems was published by Iron Press. As well as a poet he is a folk singer who regularly performs his music and poetry in Torbay.
MARTYN CRUCEFIX has won numerous prizes including a Hawthornden Fellowship. His translation of Rilke’s Duino Elegies was hailed as “unlikely to be bettered for very many years”.
MIRIAM DARLINGTON’s poems have appeared in journals and anthologies across the UK. She is an English teacher and lives in Devon where she also works as a freelance writer.
DUNCAN FORBES has brought out Lifelines, a Selected Poems drawn from five previous collections. Awards a Gregory Award, TLS/ Blackwells Prize, and a Hawthornden Fellowship.
WENDY FRENCH is a poet and professional tutor in the field of health, working with health and community organisations. Her latest collection, surely you know this, was published in 2009..
ANN GRAY’s collections include At the Gate and The Man I was Promised. She lives in Cornwall and has a care home for people with dementia. Co-director of the Bodmin Moor Poetry Festival.
VIRGINIA GRIEM was first pub-lished in the 2014 Barn Owl Trust anthology. She is actively involved in the Teignmouth Poetry Festival, and is also an artist and potter.
DANIELLE HOPE founded Zenos, a magazine of British and International Poetry, and is editorial advisor of Acumen. She translates Italian poetry, especially Montale and Pascoli.
JENNIFER JOHNSON was born in Sudan and has worked in Zambia. Footprints on Africa and Beyond relates her experience there. She works as a freelance writer.
MIMI KHALVATI has received a major Arts Council Writer’s Award and her most recent collection, The Weather Wheel was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation.
ALWYN MARRIAGE, a university lecturer, director of two inter-national NGOs and a Rockefeller scholar, is managing editor of Oversteps Books and a research fellow at Surrey University.
KATHY MILES has published three collections of poetry. She won the Welsh Poetry Competition in 2014 and the Bridport Prize in 2015. She is co-editor of The Lampeter Review.
PATRICK OSADA is an editor, writes reviews for magazines and is a member of the management team for South Poetry Magazine. He has published four collections, a fifth, Changes in 2017
ALASDAIR PATERSON won an Eric Gregory Award in 1975 and published several collections before taking a twenty-year break as a librarian, finally as librarian at Exeter University.
COLIN PINNEY trained at RADA, and directed plays here and in America. A member of the BBC Radio Drama Company, his television appearances include Jeeves and Wooster, and The Bill.
JULIE-ANN ROWELL was born in Devon and graduated from Reading University before moving to London, then Newbury. She currently works as a writer. teacher and editor.
MYRA SCHNEIDER’s most recent collections are The Door to Colour and Persephone in Finsbury Park. She tutors for The Poetry School in London, where she lives and runs poetry events.
PENELOPE SHUTTLE lives in Cornwall, and Bloodaxe Books published Will You Walk A Little Faster? She is a founder member and now President of the Falmouth Poetry Group.