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CatrionaCatriona Urquhart
Catriona Urquhart (1953 - 2005) was a poet and writer. She produced two books, both illustrated by Clive Hicks-Jenkins. A short story Palmyra Jones and a slender volume of poetry The Mare's Tale. A poetic text conceived originally to accompany the exhibition of large scale drawings by the artist, The Mare's Tale was published in 2001 with new images commissioned specially by the Old Stile Press. In it the poet celebrates the life and marks the death of Trevor Jenkins, who was both her friend and the artist's father. A third collaboration with Hicks-Jenkins was to have been Urquhart's new translation of the libretto for Stravinsky's The Soldier's Tale but the project was unfinished at the time of her death.
AndreaAndrea Selch
Andrea holds an AB and a PhD from Duke University and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Her poems have been published in Prairie Schooner, Calyx, The MacGuffin, Luna, The Asheville Poetry Review and Oyster Boy, among others. Her first collection of poems Succory, was published by Carolina Wren Press in 2000, and her second Startling by Turning Point Books in 2004. Boy Returning Water to the Sea: Koans for Kelly Fearing, a series of Selch's poems with images by the artist Kelly Fearing, was published by the Cockeyed Press in 2009.
Selch joined the board of Carolina Wren in 2001, and now serves as its president. She lives in Hillsborough, NC, with her partner and their two children.  All her books are distributed by Carolina Wren Press at Carolina Wren Press

 

 

Dave BontaDave Bonta
Dave is a poet, editor, and web publisher from the eastern edge of western Pennsylvania. He's a founder and co-editor of Qarrtsiluni, an online literary magazine, and has been publishing his own material on the web since 2003, mostly at his blog Via Negativa. Some of his poems are collected at Shadow Cabinet, a self-published e-book, and he keeps a daily journal of prose-micropoems at The Morning Porch. Bonta has placed poems and translations in Pivot, West Branch, The Sun, Wind, frogpond, Bamboo, Bird Watcher’s Digest, Art Times, Studies in Contemporary Satire, Reimagining Place, and Poetry for the Masses, as well as in an anthology of blogger-poets called Brilliant Coroners. His photos and essays have appeared in Cha, Galatea Resurrects, The Mobility Forum, Sawmill and Woodlot, the New Hampshire Public Radio website, and various other places. All of his photos and writings are available for reproduction or remixing under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 license.

Photo - Jonathan Sa'adah

MarlyMarly Youmans
A South Carolina native currently living in upstate New York, Marly Youmans is the author of seven books of fiction and poetry. Claire (Louisiana State University Press, 2005) collects many of her early poems. Her novels are: Val/Orson (U.K.: P. S. Publishing, 2009); The Wolf Pit (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2001, winner of The Michael Shaara Award); Catherwood (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1996); and Little Jordan (Boston: David R. Godine, 1995). The Curse of the Raven Mocker (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2003) and Ingledove (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2005) explore American materials for fantasy, fusing the Celtic and Cherokee folkways of the Southern Appalachians.
For more about these books or information on other published stories and poems, visit Marly Youmans or drop by Marly's blog.

 

 

Callum James
As a writer, Callum James' interests and themes have tended towards the darker side of eroticism, urban life, familial relationships and spirituality. He lives in Portsmouth from where he can wave to his childhood home across the Solent on the Isle of Wight. He earns money dealing in secondhand books, vintage photos and anything else made of paper and by publishing small limited editions of the work of queer Victorians and Edwardians.
Damian DaviesDamian Walford Davies
Damian was born in Aberystwyth in 1971 and since 1997 has taught in the Department of English and Creative Writing at Aberystwyth University.
A co-written collection of poems, Whiteout, appeared from Parthian in 2006, and his first full collection, Suit of Lights, was published by Seren in 2009. Committed to a poetry of irony and subversive play, his work explores the darker side of the lyric. He is currently completing a collection entitled Alabaster Girls, whose central sequence responds in pared-down notation to the moon landings of 1969–72. In his dreams (and sometimes out of them), he aims to become the first poet in (virtual) residence on the moon.  Aberystwyth University